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What to do on a wet Friday in Whitehaven

 What to do on a wet Friday afternoon. We opted for a short walk around the harbour and a pop into the Beacon to see the Lowry exhibition.  In the light and dark, changing gallery space on the top floor we were greeted with a colourful display of art work produced by local schoolchildren with guidance and instruction from Alex Jakob-Whitw...

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 A Crit group is a group of artists taking turns to show their work, while the other members of the group offer their opinions on it. Critique based on the word 'criticism', usually has a negative connotation, since to criticize something usually means to point out faults. So it sounds like it could be a scary experience. But eight artists gat...

I stayed with friends in a lodge in Cropton Forest. One of the days we set off for a visit to Staithes. A sunny day and it was a pleasant drive over the North York Moors and out towards the coast. I've visited many of the towns and villages on the East Coast on childhood holidays and with my own family when our boys were young and our preferred tri...

Happy New Year and a special thank you to all of you that bought my art last year. This year is a special birthday year for me and I've got lots planned so I'll be doing more travel and hope to paint more buildings outside Cumbria though there are still many buildings I want to paint in West Cumbria. I've had my eye on a number of industrial sites ...