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Oh how I hate that, I always feel whatever I say will be wrong, is it just me! Great painting Andrea.

Hehe! I know what you mean Katy - one of the worst is ‘Is the green or the red clearer?’ Umm... ‘Red! No, umm... Green. Yes, definitely green! ... I think...’ then I finally go for (sheepish now) ‘It’s about the same actually ...’ lol!

Many congrats first of all. Great painting and subject matter can understand why it was chosen.

Yes, great painting Andrea.

What an excellent subject, title and painting Andrea! Also congratulations on the result. I agree, it’s always a tricky question, and half the time you’re not sure if you’ve given the right answer!

Congratulations. It’s a great painting.

Inspired choice of subject Andrea and one that resonates with so many of us 😁. Congratulations very well deserved.


This is brilliant; it captures the moment so well.

Thank you so much Heather, that’s very kind of you :- )

A very big thank you Diane! :- )

Thank you Tessa :-) and yes, they do ask that question quite a lot during the exam ... I never feel I have enough time to answer it properly! :- )

Thank you Christine, very kind of you :- )

Thank you so much for your lovely comment. So kind of you Anjana :- )

Thanks for posting this Alan :-)

Thanks Sarah, so kind of you! :- )

Well done Andrea - that made me chuckle!

Quality exudes from this painting Andrea.

Thank you Michael, that made me laugh too! Thank you so much for telling me that :-)

Thank you Shaun, that’s praise indeed! Very much appreciated :-)

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Acrylic & Oil on cotton canvas panel. 15 x 30 cms One of two portraits/figurative works I’ve just had accepted in ING Discerning Eye Exhibition 2020! #overthemoon

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Andrea Hook

I have always loved art and as a child I would frequently be found drawing the trees in the garden. I first worked as a graphic designer and illustrator in London and Dorset for fifteen years. One of my favourite posts was illustrating natural-history display-boards in watercolour & ink for Dorset…

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