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 Updated September 2016



Another full-on calendar of courses, workshops and exhibitions is in the planning stage and bookings are already coming in…………….Here is a taster for Autumn and into 2017………………


                After a long break from contributing to The Artist Magazine, I am happy to say that in the July 2016 issue, my new 3D work was published, and some of these works were launched in my exhibition area at Art in Action, Waterperry House in July. The event was wonderful and exceeded my expectations, as it was again a wonderful opportunity to be able to demonstrate to a much wider audience and to meet people along the way! Thanks to everyone who visited my area and those who have made contact since. I am looking forward, as a result, to a really busy and creative year ahead.


                I shall be exhibiting in the West Acre Theatre, West Acre, Norfolk from 5 – 26 September – see for opening times. I shall be sharing the space with Les Williams with whom I recently shared an exhibition in the Barbican Library, London. Our work is quite different but very complimentary, and I hope you can get along to this lovely space to see it.

                3 – 15 October 2016 is once again time for the SGFA Annual Open Exhibition at the Menier Gallery “Draw 16” in Southwark, London, which is always an event to look out for.

Come along and see me at the Private View at 6.30pm on Tuesday 4 October.

As always, this exhibition is a great opportunity to see drawing at its best, in all media, displayed in one of London’s historical buildings in Southwark.

Part of this exhibition is our participation in THE BIG DRAW and along with some other Members of the SGFA, I shall be in the gallery demonstrating ‘A bold approach to ink and watercolour’ on Friday morning, 14 October……….why not join me there!

                14 January – 11 February 2017Chesterield Museum is hosting a small exhibition of several Members of the Society of Graphic Fine Art following a wonderful day sketching around his interesting town. I am really pleased to be part of this small show and to bring the SGFA North of London.

More exhibitions…………..

                RK BURT “Paper Works” April 2017
                SGFA Bankside Biennial, June 2017
                Menier Gallery, Southwark, October 2017

I shall again be in Manzac, in the Midi Pyrenees - in the Autumn this time – 9 – 16 October 2017– this will be my fourth year at this amazing location. Bookings are already being taken, and if you would like to join me for a unique experience and feel your creative juices flowing freely; your visual senses and tastebuds blown away, then book early to avoid disappointment, and enjoy the early autumnal colours which are sure to inspire. See website ( ) for details of accommodation, and contact me directly for fees.


Residential courses will continue at Missenden Abbey, Gt Missenden, Buckinghamshire, (under new management) which, with no beaurocracy and more personal input, a new breath of fresh air will blow through the corridors, studios and accommodation, encouraging a lighter brighter future for this location. More details to come, but meanwhile do register your interest online, and I look forward to welcoming you to some of my courses……….

                18 – 20 November 2016  Still Life with Flowers – a simplistic loose approach
                27 – 29 January 2017  Pure Watercolour/Collage workshop
                17 – 19 February 2017  Mix the Strength of Line with luscious watercolour
                17 - 19 March 2017  Jump in the deep end and take risks with watercolour
                5 – 7 May 2017  Watercolour Innovations


More workshops……..”on demand”, for example………..

28-30 October 2016  -  South Creak, Norfolk
29-30 March 2017  -  Milton Keynes, Bedfordshire
27-28 April 2017  -  Wilmslow, Bucks
and variously at Missenden Abbey throughout the year

If you belong to an art group and would like me to demonstrate, talk and/or run a workshop, do get in touch……….”have brush will travel”

My book `A Private View… artist`s world` by Jacaranda Publishing ( is proving popular, and especially the `Limited Edition` copies, which is a great thrill – especially creating an individual small intimate sketch for each copy that is ordered.

Hardback copy reduced from £25 to £20 + P & P, Limited Edition copy £99 + P & P.

Meanwhile, as always, surrounded by paintings and paperwork, life ticks on and now based in South Lincolnshire, I am still willing to travel………

As mentioned, I am available for demonstrations, workshops and illustrated talks to Clubs and Art Groups and can be contacted on

My thanks to sponsors, St Cuthberts Mill and Rosemary Brushes, this year at 'Art in Action'.


Chateau Portraits works well for me with a steady stream of commissions, which is a challenge I enjoy – and as a by-product to this, I produce hand-finished personalized greeting cards, to order, of the house paintings I complete. Contact me if you would like to commission an original and individual painting of your own home.

'The Artist' magazine

Writing for the magazine, 'The Artist', is always an interesting challenge, as it makes me sit and analyse my work, approach and direction, which is no bad thing and an extension to running a course really.


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