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Old 05-10-2012, 11:18 AM   #1
Lewis MacKenzie Lewis MacKenzie is offline
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Hello from sunny Glasgow, UK




Greetings all. I'm a (mostly) self-taught and self-teaching amateur/student living in Glasgow. I have recently started painting again after a long hiatus and am hoping to make a career switch from cancer scientist to painter over the course of the next few years. I'm excited to be able to draw on the resources of this forum and the expertise of its users to help me do so. I've attached a recent self-portrait below, and you can have a look at my blog http://lmsketches.wordpress.com/ .
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Old 05-19-2012, 07:20 PM   #2
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Lovely piece Lewis! A lot of members may be busy getting ready for the big portrait conference in Philly next week!
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Old 05-19-2012, 11:32 PM   #3
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Powerfully well done!
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Old 05-20-2012, 07:28 AM   #4
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Thank you Chris, Cynthia. It's good to know that forum members are busy. Something to take encouragement from I suppose!
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Old 05-27-2012, 08:33 PM   #5
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I liked it very much. Looks like it was done from life.
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Old 08-09-2012, 01:16 PM   #6
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Welcome Lewis,
I was in Glasgow myself last month. I could spend all day at Kelvingrove Art Gallery. Love your work and look forward to seeing more posts from you!

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Old 08-13-2012, 01:55 PM   #7
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Nice painting & welcome!
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Old 08-14-2012, 02:26 PM   #8
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Very nice work! Welcome
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Old 09-08-2012, 03:40 PM   #9
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Lewis, welcome to the forum! I like your portrait very much, and I'm looking forward to seeing more of your work.

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Old 09-09-2012, 12:45 AM   #10
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Your talent makes me happy. You have a good sense of color, value and brushwork. You should investigate the BP Portrait Award at London's National Portrait Gallery. Exhibiting there is a nice goal to work toward.

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