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The Art of the neutral

As someone who loves art, photography, sculpture, ceramics and virtually all other forms of original expression I am pleased, but at the same time always disappointed, when big companies (like John Lewis, Laura Ashley) try and mass produce art and … Continue reading

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Give a little bit of Art and glamour at Christmas

Fancy a bit of Grayson Perry or some Hockney for Christmas? There are some great gift ideas out there for friends and family members who are into design and art – you don’t even need to leave Surrey to get them … Continue reading

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Colour Blocking

I am actually a massive fan of colour blocking and am very appreciative of its braveness when I experience it, but am I brave enough? Well I think I am. Now is the time to embrace colour especially with all … Continue reading

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Needing to Re-Surface?

Surface View really have attacked the wallpaper market with a vengeance by offering an exciting and affordable alternative that is easy to install. What I love about it is the ability to create a quirky and truly individual feature. Let me … Continue reading

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Ben Nicholson Exhibition

After Isabel visited The Tate in St.Ives and purchased a Ben Nicholson print she has become a lover of his art. So when she found out he was exhibiting at Somerset House on The Strand, off we both went for ‘the … Continue reading

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Damien Hirst – get it?

My friend Mandy and I went to London’s Tate Modern (or ‘tat moderne’ as Grayson Perry rather amusingly refers to it) for lunch, a catch up and to see if we could finally GET Damien Hirst…. It got off to … Continue reading

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V&A celebrates Great British Design

The first major exhibition that celebrates post-war British art and design began at the V&A this month. This is a celebration of buildings, objects, and ideas by artists and designers born, trained or based in Britain. It is the museum’s contribution to celebrating Britain … Continue reading

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Wowed by Hockney and art on the iPad

If you haven’t been to see Hockney at the Royal Academy yet then go! His ‘A Bigger Picture’ exhibition is not just about scale, it is also about using challenging combinations of colour and about pioneering the use of technology to produce amazing art. He … Continue reading

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