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  • Last stand

    17, December 2015

    It has been an unsettling year for all of us, some people have responded with boundless generosity, others with often violently expressed intolerance and some have found creative outlets. I belong to the last lot and have voiced my bewilderedness and sadness in a series of 20 etchings The Crying Game, in which I not only questioned our default...

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  • The Crying Game

    16, November 2015

    Like many artist I get invited to donate work for charity auctions and to some I give with a wholehearted yes. Freedom from Torture does work which is very close to my heart and they have collected splendid selection of artworks to support their activities. A Line Under Torture – Bid Online catalogue has now opened. My gift (lot...

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  • Indian Summer

    14, September 2015

    Summer has disappeared into Autumn and, in keeping with the seasons, my laissez-faire attitude has turned to full fledged activity. Unsettled by the wars and saddening stream of refugees who for the grace of could be any of us. I have started on a series of drawings into etchings which highlights the grief we are constantly creating by dividing...

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  • V&A – Facing History

    27, July 2015

    Marcelle Hanselaar: FACING HISTORY – CONTEMPORARY PORTRAITURE VICTORIA & ALBERT MUSEUM, 27 JULY 2015 – 26 FEBRUARY 2016. Facing History: Contemporary Portraiture is a display of 80 prints and photographs drawn from the V&A’s collection, exploring the variety of artists’ responses to the idea of portraiture over the last 20 years. On display is work by over 20 artists...

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  • Summertime

    15, July 2015

    After last years hectic exhibition program I am creative wise flat-lining, a good time to read, to wander around and perhaps discover things and play with bits and pieces in my studio just for fun. That kind of aimless break is really important. The above does not mean that nothing is happening of course. First I got a print,...

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  • Red is the colour for a rainy day

    4, June 2015

    Yesterday I went to the Royal Academy varnishing day to drink bubbles and eat strawberries to celebrate with hundreds of other artists the opening of the Summer Exhibition. Although I had submitted a painting and a print its my prints which seem to get through the stringent selection process. Today the first sales dot appeared and the sun was...

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  • Spring is in the air

    20, April 2015

    Sometimes I get a bit tired by the demand for only the latest, newest work while there are some old favourites dozing in my print drawer. So this time I will show a mixture of old and new prints with Julian Page Fine Art at next week’s London Print Fair. It seems its all print shows on the moment,...

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  • March Hare

    20, March 2015

    I am fascinated by the secret lives we all lead, those vivid worlds beneath our pleasant ways. Although we all fear our innate savagery and would prefer to deny its existence or at least prevent anyone else seeing it we are compelled, like Bluebeard’s wife to be inquisitive. It is easier to do so in the dark of the...

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