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I seem to have a bit of thing for flower painting at the moment. These were starting to wilt a little, so I laid them out in the sun for a while before painting them, and will now see how well they dry out. Some fresh replacements are in their place inside the house. A cycle of life of sorts.
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Based near Cirencester in the Cotswolds, I mainly work in oils and charcoal using time honoured techniques.
A keen advocate of the practise of drawing from life (believing it to be crucial in developing the observational skills of the artist), I feel that the interaction between artist and subject is the defining essence in the creation of a piece of art.
Brownhound is the name of my web/graphic design business, which I have now stepped away from in order to concentrate on pursuing a career as a practising fine artist.
Having used the URL and email address for so long (and in honour of Sophie, the studio dog who inspired the name), I decided to stick with it as my point of contact. I'm glad you found me.