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Sally Pepper – Arranging Lines and Shapes in Space

Michelle highlights Sally Pepper’s Assignment 2 of her Drawing 1 course.

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Marcus Kittridge

Michelle highlights the work of Drawing 1 student Marcus Kittridge

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The Returned Gaze

Last month I looked at the classic ideal of reportage (and especially street) photography — the unobserved moment. No-one in the image is looking at the camera, so we have the sense, though it may sometimes be an illusion, that the photographer and viewer are privileged secret observers of the life that is going on […]

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Amanda Richens Smith

Michelle discusses the work of Drawing 1 student Amanda Richens Smith.

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Samantha Saunders

Michelle highlights the work of Painting 1 student Samantha Saunders.

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Views from Ireland – Ann Moriaty

In observing Ann’s work, we are treated to a visual array of her surrounding, and local, landscape and environment.

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“The ‘memory’ of previous states”

Michelle highlights Sally Pennington’s recent submission for her course – Drawing 2 Investigating Drawing: Part Four – Interacting with the environment.

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Views from Cyprus: Painting Outdoors

Michelle highlights the work of Marina Hadjiefthimiou who recently submitted assignment 3 for her Painting 1 Watercolour course.

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Jamie Stratton

Michelle looks at the work of Drawing 1 student Jamie Stratton.

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Brian Harvey

Michelle looks at Brian’s assignment for Drawing 1, Part three – Drawing Outdoors.

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