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Always looking at my surrounding countryside anew. Here is my latest attempt at bringing my local village alive in a vibrant and emotional way.Dev 5

Dev 1I’ve painted this on canvas board in acrylic paints from memory. I do enjoy creating work from a mixture of realism and imagination to develop a different look and feel to the work.

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A Born Artist – 14th May

14th May

Gainsborough5Thomas Gainsborough  was an English portrait and landscape painter, draughtsman, and printmaker born on this day in 1727 and founder member of the Royal Academy. Gainsborough3He surpassed his rival Sir Joshua Reynolds to become the dominant British portraitist of the second half of the 18th century. His a light palette and easy strokes became the method from then on. Gainsborough1He preferred landscapes to portraits, and is credited (with Richard Wilson) as the originator of the 18th-century British landscape school.Gainsborough2

This blog is part of a year long project to discuss an artist born on each day of the year.

If you want to know which Artist was born on your Birthday?  A month by month, day by day calendar of famous artists born each day of the year is just HERE!

Addiction to a Dream

Alcohol, cocaine, sex, soaps, lottery, all are an addictive dream.SP1 t


All money is debt Madoma1

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From stardust to stardust each of of us makes an evolutionary step. [shopify product=http://brambleart.myshopify.com/products/madonna-and-child]girl 3

Competition Time!

Great news as our Village Art Group of five artists here in the little village of Colaton Raleigh have been short-listed for the prize of a show at the Royal Albert Memorial Museum, Exeter, UK. This predigest award winning venue this gives us the opportunity to really show what the world has been missing!

The theme we have been asked to submit on is ‘Botanical’ so I hope you like our entry.

Please, if you are in the Exeter area then vote for ‘Village Art’ offline in the Express & Echo this month. Many thanks from all of us here in deepest darkest Devon!


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