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The Costa Rican Jungle

We took our first big adventurous family holiday this year to Costa Rica. It was so exciting to take the children somewhere so different from the UK and see such an array of fabulous animals (sloths consistently winning the ‘best animal seen today prize’). I was really inspired by the vibrant colours of the jungle and made several watercolours and took many photographs of the flora. I now plan to work on a series of Jungle paintings. Here is a step by step record of my first one.

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Cure3 exhibition at Bonhams

Congratulations to my friend Laura Culpan for curating this fantastic exhibition and sale of gorgeous cubes filled by over 50 different international artist in aid of The Cure Parkinsons Trust. The sale opened at 8am yesterday and by the time I had visited at 10am half the works had sold. Not surprising as there were some gorgeous pieces included.

On until tomorrow at Bonhams, New Bond St. London.  https://cure3.co.uk/artworks/

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Hockney retrospective at the Tate

After multiple attempts to secure tickets for this sell-out show, we finally arrived yesterday afternoon along with the rest of South London. I went with a friend and our two 9 yr olds and two 7 yr olds. Once armed with the audio-guides, the children were off. Apart from a few sharp steers away from the more erotic pieces and one particular drawing including some choice expletives, the kids loved it as did we. The first two thirds of the exhibition in particular were excellent. The portrait room was heaven, as was the photography room. I’m not so keen on the later work but Hockney clearly still enjoys his painting and is an inspiration to artists everywhere.Mr and Mrs Clark and Percy 1970-1 by David Hockney born 1937