Saturday, 22 February 2014

Idrija Lace

Just received this piece of lace, found on Ebay. I am not sure what it is exactly (lace is famously difficult to identify) but my guess is that it is Idrija lace (Slovenia), perhaps 18th/19th century?
I love the pattern and hope to use in a painting soon.

I found a short film about Idrija Lace on YouTube:

Detail of Painted Lace

Detail of one of my paintings, Italian lace
oil on linen.
The rest will be revealed in a few months!

Thursday, 13 February 2014

A Thought

Just a small one, but I hope you like it.
20x30cm / 8x12"
Oil on linen on board

Monday, 10 February 2014

BP Portrait Award Exhibition in Wolverhampton

For the last leg of the tour the BP PORTRAIT AWARD EXHIBITION 2013
opens at
Wolverhampton Art Gallery

which includes my ‘Self Portrait with Lace Collar'

Wolverhampton Art Gallery 
Lichfield St 
West Midlands 
WV1 1DU 
Monday – Saturday: 10am – 5pm Closed Bank Holidays 
CafĂ© open Monday – Saturday: 10.30am – 4.30pm 
Admission free


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