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  • Studio Lighting Guide 12th January 2016
    It is essential to get the lighting right in a studio used for painting as it can affect the ability to accurately judge colour relationships and match pigments. Natural LightThe ideal situation is to have natural light with characteristics that are consistent throughout the day and for this reason painters prefer North light.  It is […]
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  • The Accuracy of a Picture 16th October 2015
    Having been prompted by an interview with Sir Anthony Gormley on Radio 4 this morning I decided to revisit E H Gombrich's The Story of Art which I last read at art school over ten years ago.  This quote from page 26 is particularly relevant to my own practice:There are two things, therefore, which we should […]
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  • Women Artists Don't Understand Networking 30th August 2015
    The documentary about Tracy Emin caused me to think about all the evenings she has available for networking and how that time is well spent when you are meeting like-minded people with whom you can have conversations about shared interests, which may even lead to mutually beneficial opportunities.  I was reminded about the professional practice […]
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  • Back to work 30th August 2015
    Today I have been thinking about my imminent return to work. After almost five years looking after my two children I am planning to start on the creative process once again. I am still at the planning stage rather than the doing stage because first of all I need to build a new studio: the […]
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  • Book Review 1st April 2015
    Drawing Projects for Children by Paula BriggsBlack Dog Publishing 2015£14.95ISBN 9781908966742Being both an artist specialising in drawing and a parent who wants to inspire my own children to draw, I was glad to have discovered this book. Although pitched at an older child to read and follow independently, it offers guidance for parents and teachers […]
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  • London Art Fair 2013 14th December 2012
    London Art Fair 2013 Business Design Centre, 52 Upper Street, London N1 0QH15 January to 20 January 2013Stand 18 - Long & Ryle GalleryLong & Ryle will be showing two new drawings which take film as point of departure:House by the River, references Fritz Lang’s gothic noir film of the same name in which ominously […]
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  • Artist & Illustrators 24th August 2012
    A feature on my work written by Martha Alexander was published in the September 2012 edition of Artists & Illustrators magazine.Dark Places by Martha AlexanderArtist Fran Richardson is always on the look out for new and unusual ideas, so her award-winning drawings are inspired by everything from saints and architects to ‘uncanny’ psychology. Looking at […]
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  • The National Open Art Competition 2011 25th November 2011
    The 15th National Open Art Exhibition10 - 29 December 2011Open 10am - 9pm dailyMinerva TheatreChichester Festival Theatre, Oaklands Park, Chichester PO19 6AP'Il Gattopardo' has been selected by Gavin Turk (artist), Catherine Lampert (former director of the Whitechapel Gallery, London), Lisa Wright (2009 winner), Rosie Emerson (artist) and Francis Hodgson (Financial Times) for the 2011 exhibition. […]
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  • Jerwood Drawing Prize 2011 19th July 2011
    “Drawing Room” is one of the 73 pictures selected from 3500 entries for the Jerwood Drawing Prize 2011. The selectors were Iwona Blazwick, Director, Whitechapel Gallery; Tim Marlow, writer, broadcaster and Director of Exhibitions, White Cube; and Rachel Whiteread, artist. The Jerwood Prize exhibition will be at Jerwood Space, London from 14 September – 30 […]
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  • Jerwood Drawing Prize 2011 9th July 2011
    The following artists have been accepted for the 2011 Jerwood Drawing Prize exhibition:Liam AllanReginald AloysiusGillian AndersonIain AndrewsLiz BaileyAdam BainbridgeRobert BattamsKaren BlakeJessie BrennanTobias BuckelRuth ChambersSophia CrillyKasia Depta-GarapichClara DrummondChris EckersleyHilary EllisKristian EvjuLouisa FaircloughDave FarnhamKristian FletcherJoy GerrardThomas GosebruchDavid HamiltonLottie Jackson-EelesJessica KilleenGary LawrenceMark LawrenceSimon Leahy-ClarkKa Wah LiuBethan Lloyd WorthingtonJohanna LoveSteven LoweryBrendan LyonsRuby MansonLorna McIntoshPaul McloughlinRichard McVetisLiam MurrayRaksha PatelTracey PayneAndrew […]
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