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Stephen Todd

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Degree: BA Fine Art
University: Sheffield Hallam University
Graduation Year: 1999

New Blood Art Statement

Artist Statement

The main methods of my practice are painting, drawing, print-making and photographic means. I make work that has a strong sense of marks and lines that are a mixture of the instinctive, deliberate and accidental, often incorporating words or lines of texts. I try to maintain a direct use of colour and to reference the materials being used. Drawing is an essential process for me, charcoal an important medium and life drawing a basic discipline. I started life drawing in 1980 with John Epstein in London and continue to explore the instinctive approach he provoked. It is important for me to achieve a drawing full of movement, even from a static figure. 

I also undertake research that considers the historic significance of places and events. This investigates how the past is recorded and represented to determine how we understand and internalise it. How are facts constructed? I seek to bring this more thoughtful and conceptual approach into the range of work I undertake. 

In conclusion, my work is figurative in its inspiration and I seek to make pieces that are visually strong, aesthetic in quality and that continue to affect the viewer.

Solo Exhibitions

2018, Humber Estuary: Inward Visions, Beverley Museum and Art Gallery, Beverley
2014, Land as Disquiet, Cupola Gallery, Sheffield
2011, Angel of History, Cupola Gallery, Sheffield
2009, Seascapes, Cooper Gallery, Barnsley
2009, Restless Nature, The Circle, Sheffield
2008, Restless Nature, Cupola Gallery, Sheffield
2007, Show of Evidence, Derby City Museum and Art Gallery, Derby
2004, Presentation of Facts, Bloc Gallery, Sheffield
2004, Chosen, Cupola Gallery, Sheffield
2001, Roman Rigg, Clifton Park Museum, Rotherham

Group Exhibitions

2017, Ways of Seeing, Tarpey Gallery, Castle Donnington
2017, This Burning Love, The Old Lock Up Gallery, Cromford
2016, Top Draw, Ropewalk Gallery, Barton-upon-Humber
2015, Whitby Work, Art Cafe Gallery, Whitby
2014, Coastal Exhibition, Harrison Lord Gallery, Brighouse
2013, Light Touch, Bloc Studios, Sheffield Fringe, Sheffield
2011, Photosensitive, One Church Street Gallery, Great Missenden
2009, Survey, Gallery Top, Rowsley
2006, Revelations, Chester Centre, London

Competitions, Prizes & Awards

1998, Harmstone Research Award
2000, Year of the Artist, Yorkshire Arts
2004, Arts Council Award - Arbor Low show
1999, B. A. (Hons) Fine Art

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The Fighting Temeraire (on the...

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Falls a Shadow (Humber Estuary...

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Enlightenment 1

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Traffickers (Humber Estuary)

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Decline and Rise (Teignmouth, ...

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Life Light (Humber Estuary)

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The Glorious Revolution (off M...

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Life Saving (Humber Estuary - ...

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Social Living (Humber Estuary)...

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Walk Away (Humber Estuary)

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Outlook (Humber Estuary)

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Hull on the Humber (Docks and ...

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Ordinary Miracle (River Exe)

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Downstreaming - River Thames

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Upstreaming - River Thames

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Have Your Day (New Brighton, R...

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Endless Flow (Paull and Hull D...

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Service the Debt (River Mersey...

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The First Dawn (Margate)

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The Estuary

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Soft Light of Dawn (Humber Est...

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Out of Your Depth (London Pain...

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I Saw a Star Fall from Heaven ...

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New Dawn (Teignmouth, South De...

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Mortality (Sheldon to Teignmou...

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So Many Lost (with oystercatch...

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Something This Way Comes (Wind...

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I Saw an Angel (lost in clouds...

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Figure Strips 1 & 2

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Figure Strips 3 & 4

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Figure Out (Life Drawing)

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Laid Back (Life Drawing)

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Lean Back (Life Drawing)

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In Conversation (Life Drawing)...

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Stand Tall (Life Drawing)

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Life Drawing Attentive

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Life Drawing - Away

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Life Drawing - Laid Back

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Life Drawing - Sit Up

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Life Drawing - Lay Out

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Life Drawing - Pretend

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The Edge of the Estuary

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Life Drawing - Haunches

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Life Drawing - Inclined

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Life Drawing - On High

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Life Drawing - Overlooked

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Life Drawing - Turned Up

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Life Drawing - Twisted

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Looking Past the Future (Londo...

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The Way You Feel (North Sea)

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Exposure

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Call Out for me - North Sea (S...

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Pleasure Land - English Channe...

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Flood of Light - English Chann...

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Flat Land - English Channel (T...

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Large Figure - Reclining 2

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Poise

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Reflex

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Second Thoughts

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Wondering

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Look Back - English Sea- Exe E...

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Care and Attention- North Sea ...

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Tied Up - North Sea - Humber E...

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Dried Up- North Sea- Estuary

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Night Rising- English Seas- Te...

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I Don't Sleep- North Sea

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My Time is to Come

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Three Graces 2

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Three Graces 1

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Three Figure Strip 1

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Three Figure Strip 3

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Three Figure Strip 4

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Backslide

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Boatsheds (English Seas)

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Fade Out

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Fleeting Moment

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Hideaway (Lycian Tombs)

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Past Life

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Silent Energy

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Tidal Force (English Channel) ...

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London Sketch I

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London Sketch II

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London Sketch IX

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Standing Figure

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Two Standing Figures

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Stretching Figures

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Seated Figures

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Leaning Figures

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Three Standing Figures

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Over the Top

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Arcadia (Humber Estuary)

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Burn Out (Margate Sunset)

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Soft Light (Margate Sunset)

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Streaky Dawn (Margate)

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One Time (River Exe, Devon)

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End of Time (Humber Estuary)

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Leaning Over

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Vision on the Humber

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Lost in Thought

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Pointed Figures

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Two Sleeping Figures

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London Drawing 1

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London Drawing 2

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Tranquility

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Windswept

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London Sketch VIII

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London Drawing 4

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London Drawing 5

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London Drawing 6

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For the Best (Humber/North Sea...

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Heal this Breach (Margate Suns...

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London Sketch III

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Boat Sheds (Teignmouth, South ...

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London Sketch IV

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End of the Day (to Illium) (Hu...

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Hellespont (Humber Estuary)

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Shine Out (Humber Estuary)

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London Sketch V

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London Sketch VI

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London Sketch VII (Fourth Plin...

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Altercation

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Two Sides

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Three Stages

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The Four Graces

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Final Crossing (River Teign, D...

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Here on Earth (Teignmouth, Dev...

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I am watching (Race Day - Shal...

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Book Reader

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Difficult Conversation

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Impatience

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Light Reader

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Positioning

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Summer Memory (Llandudno)

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The Second Coming (Humber Estu...

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London Sketch X (Wheel of Fort...

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London Sketch XI

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London Drawing 3 (The 4th Plin...

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Don't Go Out (Irish Sea)

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Look Again (Humber Estuary)

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London Drawing 7

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London Drawing 8

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London Sketch XII

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London Sketch XIII

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London Sketch XIV

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London Sketch XV

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Modern Icons (London Paintings...

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Heart of Darkness

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National Treasury (London Pain...

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Wheel of Fortune (London Paint...

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Sheds & Boats (Teignmouth, S. ...

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Last Post (River Teign) S. Dev...

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Energy Fields (Margate)

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Sky Light (Margate)

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Margate to Illium

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Beached Boats (R. Teign Devon)...

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Llandudno Summer 2

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London Drawing 9 (Gateway)

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London Drawing 10 (Rising Tide...

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London Drawing 11 (Warhorse)

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Seal Boats (Blakeney Point, No...

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High Time (Morston Quay - Norf...

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Seal Watching 1 (Blakeney Poin...

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Seal Watching 2 (Blakeney Poin...

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London Drawing 12 (Greenwich S...

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London Drawing 13 (Traitors Ga...

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Waiting Ferry (Teignmouth, S. ...

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Weather Change (Blakeney Point...

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Attitude

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Two Sided

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Side by Side

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London Drawing 14 (The Towers)...

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London Drawing 15

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Judgement of Grace

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Judgement of Modesty

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London Drawing 17

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London Drawing 18 (Out of Time...

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Crossing the Backs (Ferry R. T...

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After the Storm (Teignmouth S....

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Outpouring (River Teign, Devon...

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London Drawing 19 (Heavy Traff...

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London Sketch XVI (Greenwich) ...

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London Drawing 20 (The Tatters...

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London Drawing 21

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Lycian Tombs (Holkham - Norfol...

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London Drawing 22 (Slipstream)...

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Landing Craft (River Teign Est...

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London Drawing 23 (Albert Brid...

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London Drawing 24 (Albert Brid...

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London Sketch XVII (to Batters...

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(Margate) Frontline

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Force of Nature (Margate to Re...

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Ferryboat (Margate to Carthage...

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Landing Craft (Margate)

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Margate's Turner

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Sleep Out (The Humber Estuary)...

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Turner's View (Margate)

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Vanished in the Winds (Humber ...

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Agitation (Life Drawing)

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Apparition (Life Drawing)

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London Drawing 26 (National Ga...

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London Drawing 25

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Cold Light of Day (Docklands) ...

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Like Me (North Sea)

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Outshine (Margate)

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Grey Area (London Paintings)

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State of Anxiety (London Paint...

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Progression

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Converse

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Fort and Containers (Humber Es...

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"Be silent that you may learn"...

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Display 1

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Display 2

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Rain on Me (North Sea/Humber E...

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Cross the Mersey (Liverpool)

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I looked on with wet eyes (Hum...

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Destruction of Nimrud (on the ...

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Finding the Point (Part 1) (Th...

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Finding the Point (Part 2) (Th...

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To Carthage then I came (Marga...

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The Ferry Crossing (Teignmouth...

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Aeneas, Sibyl and Charon (Teig...

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Defensive Position (North Sea,...

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250 miles (from Passchendaele)...

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"I saw this" (Jurassic Coast) ...

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Sunday (Clevedon, Bristol Chan...

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Heat and Light (Margate)

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You Must Look Up (Humber Estua...

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Dog Days (Humber Estuary)

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Confidence II (Life Drawing)

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Aftermath (Life Drawing)

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Orange Dawn (Teignmouth, S. De...

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Back Facing (Life Drawing

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Confidence (Life Drawing)

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Lay Out (Life Drawing)

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Sit Tight (Life Drawing)

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Stand Firm (Life Drawing)

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Stillness (Life Drawing)

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Unspoken (Life Drawing)

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Invading Force (Margate)

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Homeland - (Holkham Beach, Nor...

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Upside (Humber Estuary - Spurn...

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Full Up (Life Drawing)

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My Time (Life Drawing)

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Turned

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The Mersey

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Standing on the Foreshore (Riv...

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Can You See the Sadness? (Humb...

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Like No Other Day (Humber Estu...

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City of Gold (on the Humber)

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Southern Lights (Margate to Th...

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Fluid History (London Painting...

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Beyond the Event (Clevedon - B...

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