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A story about copyright… and a 'proper' brand.

I thought I would share this little story about copyright, because it’s a really important topic. I created this piece of artwork following a fantastic swim with the Dales Dippers in Yorkshire. The inspiration came from the fact the beautiful peaty water is the colour of black tea, and these wonderful chaps who are big fans of the ‘proper cuppa’, even wear swimming shorts made from the company’s own tea towels. And they really do drink the stuff while swimming too… Anyway, having sold a few prints, I suddenly thought to myself, I wonder if Yorkshire Tea are ok with me...

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What's the rubber duck all about?

What's the rubber duck all about?

If you are wondering why every piece of my artwork features a rubber duck hiding somewhere in it, well, let me introduce you...

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How I create my artwork

How I create my artwork

Most of the subjects of my work comes from experience and the locations are real places. I have usually swam there and got a feel for the place

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An amazing year – from concept to TV!

An amazing year – from concept to TV!

Well, when it all starts happening, it happens really quickly. When I was invited last year to exhibit at the Stephen Joseph Theatre in Scarborough this Autumn, I didn't fully appreciate what a great opportunity it would be, but I said yes immediately. I had a year to prepare for it, but I was just at the beginning of my art journey, so I didn't really realise the significance of it all. I knew the theatre was famous – lets face it, even I had heard of it, so it must be. At that time I had just started painting...

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