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Artist Corner – Me & My Shadow – Marilyn Bailey

Artist Corner – Me & My Shadow – Marilyn Bailey

Camels casting shadows on the sand Who doesn’t remember that moment of seeing their own shadow? Maybe it was having Peter Pan read to us that nudged us into seeing it ‘attached’ to our feet and following our every move. And those early recollections of being in the warm bright sunshine - all happiness and light - ...

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Count Dracula Sculpture – Richard Johnston

Count Dracula Sculpture – Richard Johnston

The Art of Model Making - Just an idea! In the original 1897 version of Bram Stoker’s book ‘Dracula’, we are first introduced to the Count when Jonathan Harker is invited into his castle in Transylvania. He is described as a “tall, old man, clean shaven but with a long white moustache, aquiline thin nose, arched ...

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Artists Corner – Brush Strokes – Marilyn Bailey

Artists Corner – Brush Strokes – Marilyn Bailey

Looking for crumbs that fall from a Rich Man’s Table Sir Edwin Landseer (1802 - 73) Last week I went to one of my favourite London Galleries - the Wallace Collection. It can be easily found on Manchester Square, just a few streets north of Oxford Street with Bond Street being its nearest tube station. The ...

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Shadow Box – Marilyn Bailey

Shadow Box – Marilyn Bailey

Earlier this month I gave to talk at the preview of an exhibition of work by six artists, and I was invited to be part of this mix. It is an exciting event, as is always the case when I step out of the studio to put my paintings on show and I talked about what goes on in the studio. This is where the shadow box comes ...

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Local Woodcarver – Andy Ritchie – Artists Corner

Local Woodcarver – Andy Ritchie – Artists Corner

Golden Eagle in hunting mode My name is Andy Ritchie and I live in Loxwood. As a hobby I am a woodcarver, specialising in wildlife subjects such as birds of prey, moths, butterflies, dragonflies and otters. I took up this pastime when I retired about ten years ago, and it all sort of happened by accident. After ...

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A Work of Art – Marilyn Bailey

A Work of Art – Marilyn Bailey

Last month I wrote about seeing beauty in unexpected places. This month I would like to share a painting that I recently bought. Firstly let me say it is a rare occurrence that I buy paintings. After all I have more than a houseful of my own, so I shall explain how and why . . . Walking down Guildford High Street ...

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