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New website launched by artist Jane Lee

by Geoff Hall on March 4, 2013

Hi Everyone, Here’s something to celebrate. One of The Group, Jane Lee, has just launched her new website. You can find it at: http://www.eleanorjanelee.co.uk/index.html   The site is a celebration of Jane’s work thus far, and you can see the obvious joy of (…)

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The Group Letter – June 2012: The Talkative Search

by Geoff Hall on June 29, 2012

June, 2012.  The Talkative Search   So, we’ve reached half way for the year 2012. How has it been for you? Realising your potential? Disappointed spiritually, with the art world, your agent, the response to your latest show? Exhilarated by (…)

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On Being an Artist – Deborah Keiller (part one)

by Geoff Hall on March 28, 2012

Part One –There is much talk of ‘doing stuff’ as an artist, about projects, about locking yourself away in your studio till the deadline. I’d like you to focus on this thing called ‘being’ an artist. Tell us how you (…)

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On Being an Artist – Marco Cazzulini Day Four

by Geoff Hall on January 24, 2012

Heads of the Pharisees, linocut, 1 of 3, 1987   This is the day I fall in love again with the humble linocut! There is something about the ‘simple’ gesture of black and white, of a process which catches the (…)

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On Being an Artist – Marco Cazzulini Day Three

by Geoff Hall on January 23, 2012

“If Not I” acrylic on card, 2009 “If Not I” asks a question, which I reckon most artists ask of their lives, of their work.  This abstract view is drawn from Marco’s landscapes, his Botanical art, his more representational scenes providing (…)

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On Being an Artist – Marco Cazzulini Day Two

by Geoff Hall on January 20, 2012

“Botanic Gardens”, acrylic on canvas, 2010 Day Two – We are probably comfortable in our own shoes; writing, painting, sculpting or dancing! However, it seems to me that when we move from our artistic work and into that thing we (…)

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On Being an Artist – Marco Cazzulini Day One

by Geoff Hall on January 19, 2012

Our series ‘On Being an Artist’ continues today with Marco Cazzulini   Marco and I met a few years. I can’t remember where, but it must have been meaningful! we have been friends and mutual encouragers  ever since! Marco’s art catches the eye (…)

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Momentum – Eyeing the potency of colour

by Geoff Hall on January 18, 2012

Momentum – Eyeing the potency of colour in the work of Marco Cazzulini   Tomorrow we start a series with a new guest blogger, Marco Cazzulini, from the historical city of Bath Spa, UK!! To introduce this series there’s an (…)

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On Being an Artist – Johannes Manz Day Seven

by Geoff Hall on January 17, 2012

  “Landscape”, Watercolour by Marit Havekost Day Seven – Today is the last day we have  Johannes Manz as our guest blogger. Thank you Johannes for your contribution to the Arts Mentoring Blog, the bloghaus of The Group! The range of work (…)

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On Being an Artist – Johannes Manz Day Six

by Geoff Hall on January 16, 2012

Day Six– the penultimate session with Johannes and today we consider professional development. There is something special about a gallery isn’t there? It is made even more special when the owners have what you might call a spiritual presence, for (…)

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