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Emotional Portraits in Amsterdam – Part 1

I recently returned from my third teaching trip this year with Kathie of Bellissima Art Escapes. This time Kathie flew over the pond and we met in Amsterdam for ten days of sightseeing, complete immersion in art, culture and creating in the most incredible art studio...

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A Moment in Time in Portland

This post follows my last blog post about the first half of my trip to the USA in Seattle. I travelled over for my long awaited workshops with Kathie of Bellissima Art Escapes - A Moment in Time in Seattle and then A Moment in Time in Portland. There are a lot of...

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A Moment in Time in Seattle

Early in April, I left glorious blue skies in Northumberland to teach two workshops in Seattle and Portland. This was my very first time over to the West Coast of the USA and my first workshops organised by Kathie of Bellissima Art Escapes, although we have spent...

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Forever a Student – Painting Big in Spain!

Learning is not attained by chance, it must be sought for with ardor and diligence. (Abigail Adams) One of the most important things I did last year as far as my art goes, was to take some time to be a student again. After teaching for the last three years I was...

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New Scholarship Program

Hello! The next session of Portraits - Your Art, Your Way begins on 9th January 2017. The October 2016 class is soon coming to an end and the work the students have been sharing is incredibly inspiring. They have been working in a variety of mediums to create...

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Announcing Amsterdam Retreat for 2017

I am so excited to announce that I will be teaching a drawing and painting workshop in Amsterdam 2017. It is many years since I have been to Amsterdam myself but I am so looking forward to going back to walk by the canal and visit the wonderful galleries there and to...

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On the Move and Ecourse Updates

Just down the road! ~ The last few months have been a bit chaotic around here - planning a cross country move 'some-time in the future' (you know - perhaps this year some time?) ended up in us making a very quick decision to move to our dream town at the very...

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Over the Pond and Far Away

Last month saw me travelling over the pond to teach my very first overseas workshops at Random Arts in North Carolina. The perfect time of year to go, I dressed and packed for Autumn weather and found myself (a Scottish lass more comfortable in cooler temperatures) in...

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Life Book 2016 Blog Hop & Give Away!

~ I have some wonderful & exciting news to share with you! I am so honoured to have been invited to teach on Life Book 2016  next year! I have heard many incredible things about Life Book from previous years and with 23 talented and experienced teachers I know...

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Announcing a Brand New Ecourse – Drawn to Expression

I am very excited to announce that on Monday 3rd of August I will be opening registration for a brand new e-course! This course has been in my heart and mind for a few months now and I am finally ready to bring it to you. The course start date is 7th September and it...

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