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An interview with Colin Allbrook – one of the most respected and renowned painters in the South West of England.

What would you consider your greatest artistic achievement? Perhaps winning the Turner medal for watercolour at the Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolour (RI). This was a facsimile of the medal presented by Turner at the Royal Academy annual exhibition but now presented to a member of the RI and RWA by descendants of his

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Three facts for the day about the Rathbones Exeter Art Show!

Five commercial sponsors (Rathbones Investment Management, Knight Frank, Darts Farm, Foot Anstey and The Exeter) and over 100 artists are already signed up. 100% profits from the sale of the artworks will go to YoungMinds. Free entry to the general public. “We are determined to make this the biggest and best yet,” said organiser, Helen

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Peter Brown, the British Impressionist painter popularly known as “Pete the Street”

What is key to being a plein air painter? Being in the right place at the right time with the right canvas, board or, more importantly, clothing! On average, how long does it take to finish a painting? How long is a piece of string? An alla prima (in one go) takes 2 to 3 hours. I

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Laura Henning

Laura achieved an A at A-Level Art leading to a B.A and a Masters in Textiles and Fashion at The University of Leeds and worked for several years in the fashion industry in London, including buying at Selfridges, before returning to her love of painting when she moved to Devon. She has two small children

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Masha Clarkson

I am a local self-taught artist, with great interest in trying different technics and materials. I enjoy mostly water colour and pastel medium, but recently have discovered acrylics. I was born in Moscow in a family of architects and was always watching my parents sketching and drawing. Later in life I moved to Devon and

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Veronica Risdon

Veronica undertook formal art education as a mature student completing her BA (Hons) Fine Art and Masters Degree in 1991. She was an Artist in Residence at Christ’s Hospital, Horsham and taught at both of Portsmouth Grammar Schools. She has also been a visiting lecturer at several colleges. Her love and interest in animals was

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