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Mail Me Art – an international mail art project!

A few weeks ago, I was at my talented artist friend’s house (http://www.alexandra-becker.com), and she showed me a gorgeous miniature painting she had made which she was going to give away for free! What?? She explained that this was for an international art project called Mail Me Art….    ...

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Working with a very tiny brush!

When I first started Rudgeoriginals over 10 years ago, I specialised in pet portraits. I must have produced well over a hundred acrylic paintings over the years, before moving on to other subject matters, and different media. Occasionally I still get asked to paint one, and when I do I enjoy...

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A skeleton in the closet…

Recently I was asked to give portrait drawing lessons from my new studio – where to start? Well with the bare bones of the head – literally! I was loaned some skulls, as used by doctors in the early Twentieth Century for medical research, and drew from observation…    ...

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Paper cutting & paint splatters!

Its always fun to start a new collage! It all started with a three-colour linocut I made of a pair of Swallows. I was unhappy with the print as I felt the birds needed a bigger space to fly free – so I cut them out….and decided to make a...

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Me on TV!

  On my first day in my new studio, I was interviewed about my work by the folks at Corsham TV for their new digital station….see the video above! Click here to visit Corsham TV website.

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All set up and raring to go!

  My studio at the Pound Arts Centre in Corsham is now full of easels, drawing boards, paintbrushes and a whole heap of potential!   I can’t wait to get started on some new paintings, which have been buzzing around my head for quite some time….   Meanwhile….   I...

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Inktober 2014

A big challenge for October…….a drawing a day, but only in ink….it’s called Inktober and folks from all over the world take part. Out came my fineliners, pro-markers, dip pens, brush pens, biros, graphik markers, and felt tips and off I went….. Its pretty tricky to come up with a...

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Christmas themed doodle a day.

My sketchbook was busy in the lead up to Christmas! Always looking for a challenge, I took part in the Twitter collaboration organized by a London based illustrators Yo Illo……a Christmas themed doodle a day for advent….it was surprisingly difficult to think of original things (and you’ll notice no mince...

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Welcome!

Firstly, welcome to the New Year and welcome to my brand new blog. In it I hope to share my work, my process and my thoughts about art. I welcome discussion, questions and feedback from readers, and hope to engage likeminded and aspiring artists in their journey through the blogosphere....