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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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Still Life – Marilyn Bailey

Still Life – Marilyn Bailey

Recently an old friend and lifelong art dealer visited my studio, René Gimpel of Gimpel Fils. It was a sociable visit as I know that his dealing activities are firmly located in abstraction, particularly of the English 1950’s artists and onwards into contemporary, conceptual and ‘cutting edge’ works. So I feel both ...

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Ewhurst Players

Ewhurst Players

Audiences received an excellent evening’s entertainment with the Ewhurst Players’ production of “Quartet” by Ronald Harwood in the penultimate week of May.   Elderly opera singers pottering out their days in a retirement home might not seem to offer the most promising plot for a play but that was rapidly ...

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Harvest Cranleigh

Harvest Cranleigh

We have been thanking entities and industrious farmers for bountiful harvests since pagan times. Harvest is the time to celebrate reaping what we have sown earlier in the year, be that crops or something else entirely. It’s time to reflect on what you will be gathering this season. What have you sown during your ...

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