A Blank Canvas

Robert Hollingworth

Renowned abstract artist, the curmudgeonly octogenarian Giles Paumen, is the head of a family of artists, each of whom he considers less talented than himself. His son Laurence is a conceptual artist and lecturer – code for the fact that, unlike his father, he cannot paint at all. However, granddaughter Sophie has inherited the genes and is making a name for herself as a painter of massive portraits, not that Giles would ever dream of expressing a positive word about her work.

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A Blank Canvas

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$32.99

Renowned abstract artist, the curmudgeonly octogenarian Giles Paumen, is the head of a family of artists, each of whom he considers less talented than himself. His son Laurence is a conceptual artist and lecturer – code for the fact that, unlike his father, he cannot paint at all. However, granddaughter Sophie has inherited the genes and is making a name for herself as a painter of massive portraits, not that Giles would ever dream of expressing a positive word about her work.

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Set in the jungle of contemporary art. A deeply moving and beautiful-written novel about fraud & friendship.


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About The Author

Robert

Robert Hollingworth won the London Magazine’s Short Story Award in 2016 with The Abstractionist which went on to become the first chapter of A Blank Canvas. He is the author of five other works of...

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