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Lisa Jayne Bloomer

Lisa Jayne Bloomer

A qualified art teacher, Lisa completed her teacher training qualification from Westminster College, Oxford in 1999 and worked in a number of reputable private schools before leaving to pursue her own work. Since leaving her last art teaching role as Head of Art at Rye St Anthony in 2007 she has continued to personally conduct art lessons at her beautiful, converted stable studio in Oxfordshire. Over the years her students have recognized her ability to identify and harness the natural creativity within everyone.

What brushes should you choose for oil painting?

"I use all sorts of things to work with: old brooms, old sweaters, and all kinds of peculiar tools and materials... I paint to excite myself, and make something for myself." Francis Bacon

The bristles

There are two main types of hair used to create oil brushes, hog and sable. Hog hair provides a strong and flexible brush, whereas the sable is more suited to finer detail. There is another type, synthetic, a cheaper substitute but it should never the less be considered of a good standard.

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