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The Duveen Gallery at Tate Britain is a tough space for modern art. The Neoclassical Ionic columns and ornamental arches look good but could draw the eye away from the art on display. This exhibition is particularly successful though.

Tate

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The Iveagh Bequest puts the paintings in Kenwood House on a par with the Wallace Collection. But the grounds are far more extensive……

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Local views for the exhibition as in the Ham and High. But not all the paintings will be Highgate related….. some will be from quite far afield.Ham & High 19th Oct 2017

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It’s a lovely park which adjoins Hampstead Heath – but is so different in character. There’s a small zoo, an enclosure for fallow deer and formal gardens. The cafe is welcoming and in all it’s a good place to walk and sketch, especially when the sky is so blue……….

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St Michael’s is at the heart of Highgate’s community. As well as being the parish church it encourages local involvement and hosts activities such as book groups, concerts. Of course a busy time awaits over the next few weeks. It was a joy to be commissioned to paint the church!

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In the mist the bridge looks more mysterious, so a broad brush seemed appropriate.

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…a definite favourite. The trees are only just beginning to turn but inside the greenhouses are some wonderful colours.

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