Little Bee – A Book Review
Little Bee by Chris Cleave: a review

Little Bee / The Other Hand by Chris Cleave – a review. Little Bee is a 16 year old Nigerian refugee whose story begins long before we hear her voice in a British immigration detention centre. Somewhere in the past, the thread of her tale has become inextricably knotted with that of a middle class […]

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Can You Use Pure Sable Brushes With Oil Paint?
I use pure sable brushes for oil painting - here's my kit.

Can you use pure sable brushes with oil paint? I sure hope so, because I do! Seriously though, it seems as though every brush guide makes the blanket assumption that hog bristles are for oils and sable hairs are for watercolours. Unfortunately this just glides over the vast range of possibilities that paint holds out; […]

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Precedent, 2011 by Lee Devonish. Machine stitched thread drawing.

Precedent The story behind this drawing – a piece that is unique in my practice – is simple; it was made purely from a need to try. It was based on an old sketch I had done a decade before, and as I had changed so much in the intervening time, it felt fitting to […]

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