An Overdue Blog Post with lots of Pictures!

 

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It’s becoming customary for me to start each blog post with “it’s been a while since I posted” and this time is no exception! So here’s a quick summary of what I’ve been up to with pencil and paintbrush since my last post.

Firstly it’s now been three years of making portraits at the UCH Macmillan Cancer Centre on behalf of the Haematology Cancer Care UCLH charity. Since August 2013 I’ve made more than 200 drawings of patients, their family and friends, as well as some of the staff and volunteers at the hospital and the HCC charity. Here are some of the latest:

Recently finished paintings include:

Thank you very much to Yoni for posing for her portrait!

The watercolours have also made an appearance again for some student portraits:

And it’s been such a long time since I properly updated my blog that I hadn’t posted these images from last September’s Camden and Islington NHS Family Fun Day at St.Pancras Gardens. I was there to make portraits of visitors and managed to make 13 drawings during the 5 hours of the event. Thank you very much to Daniela for the photo’s!

Finally (and well done/thank you if you’ve made it this far!) here are some of the other images from the past few months since I last updated the page.

Thank you so much as always to everyone posing! I really appreciate it.

As a last image, here’s a pencil drawing of Cracken Edge in Derbyshire, drawn last year on one of my visits home to see my family. I’d really like to take my oil paints up there and spend some time painting this view but life, London and unwanted developments with my job at the University of London have all conspired to thwart my hopes of a painting holiday at Mum’s…

When I eventually get there it will be raining!

Cracken-Edge-Derbyshire

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About Simon Tolhurst

Visual Artist
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One Response to An Overdue Blog Post with lots of Pictures!

  1. Dimitra Kalligeri says:

    If only I could fly back to time and pose again for you…

    Dimitra.

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