2015 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2015 annual report for this blog.

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A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 750 times in 2015. If it were a cable car, it would take about 13 trips to carry that many people.

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Sir William Lawrence died today

I’m saddened by the news that one of my past portrait sitters has died today. Sir William Lawrence was a great gentle man who fought for disabled access in tourism. I painted his portrait with great respect to his work and energy for disabled people to enjoy life to the full.
I painted his portrait in Wolverhampton art Gallery in 2011 and his portrait remains in storage for now. One day to be exhibited and celebrate his life.
Sir William was a great subject and a pleasure to portray.
When painting his portrait I really tried to capture his sence of style, presence and unique physicality as we spoke about the support his family gave him as he grew up in a disabling world. He took great pleasure in having his portrait painted and here is what he said about his experience under the Raabe-Webber brush.

‘When Tanya said that she would like to draw and paint me at the
Wolverhampton Art Gallery, I was amazingly honoured and,
when she said that a group of students were going to do the
same, I was totally gob smacked. I found it a very satisfying
experience, one to be highly recommended; and it’s good to
know that Arts Council England are supporting Disability Art.’

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Contemporary Outsider Art: the Global Context, Melbourne University, Australia. 23 – 25th October 2014

Contemporary Outsider Art: the Global Context, Melbourne University, Australia. 23 – 25th October 2014.

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Another painting for my shop

Another painting for my shop.

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Coming soon my new Esty shop

Coming soon my new Esty shop.

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something I never knew:

Been working with Susan to setup her blog to showcase her great lanscapes

Susan Willhoit Artist Designer

During the Second World War artists were not allowed to paint landscapes in case of risk to national security.

ROOK UNDER TREESCOAST

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Cat portrait sold

Hous Catz Productions and Artworks

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Cat portrait sold at Arty Party Shrewsbury market. Time to make a new painting.
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