Category Archives: Family

Children’s Books

It’s not surprising that brought up on books like this ‘The Wally Pug of Why’ my siblings and I have vivid imaginations. I have the book – it belonged to my grandmother Nancy Goulden and was published by C. Arthur … Continue reading

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Little pictures made from sweet wrappings

For a bit of fun and to get away from ‘painting’ – just to make something special. I once read about Dora Carrington and she used to make silver foil pictures which people liked and bought – so these are … Continue reading

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Artists in St Ives

A few days in the little Cornish town St Ives. Famous for artists – Turner visited but the art scene really blossomed in the 1940’s / 1950’s when Ben Nicholson and Christopher Wood discovered Alfred Wallis. I’m sure Winifred Nicholson … Continue reading

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RWS Family Fun Day at Bankside Gallery

On Wednesday RWS artists were at Bankside Gallery for a free drop in painting/drawing day. Exhausting but fun and very rewarding when the results are so good. Everyone looks proud and happy with their work – sometimes the concentration in … Continue reading

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Keeping Up

I’m going to have to totally pull my socks up here – otherwise I’m going to be out gunned/painted/graphiced/sculpted/fashioned/special effected by the younger members of my family – OK I’m up for the challenge! I’m just SO pleased. Watch out … Continue reading

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Reasons to be Cheerful / 10

Three BOLD CAPS cheers for Felix Garside!!!! He’s been accepted for the BA Graphics course at Camberwell starting in the Autumn. That means there will be 2 Garsides (Daisy and Felix), and a Winthrop (Izzy E.R.) all doing art – and Thomas … Continue reading

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Reasons to be Cheerful / 8

Bridget Moore’s paintings are just lovely – glimpses into childhood,memories,home,outings,play. See them for real at the Royal Watercolour Society’s Spring Exhibition. PV March 27 / 6-8 / Bankside Gallery, (near Tate Modern & the Founders Arms) http://www.royalwatercoloursociety.co.uk     

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Art School

So exciting – I was determined to go to art school, so I did. First my nearest in Essex which was Colchester and then because I had to get to London the Central School of Art & Design. Now I … Continue reading

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Many reasons to be cheerful!

Yesterday was my most viewed post ever – no idea why but it’s nice anyway. It was very nice on Tuesday as I had both my nieces to supper, plus one friend – Daisy is at Wimbledon Art School in … Continue reading

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Reasons to be cheerful & trying something different!

  This is Tom & Luna – she looks like a tiny astronaut – maybe that’s serendipity! Trying to do some different work and looking for inspiration from family.

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