Take your marks for the grand gesture! Open to all art-makers of all skill levels, this painting workshop will investigate many essential elements and processes that form a painting, including under-painting, mark-making, gesture and layering.
The more we understand the value of improvisation, the closer we get to attaining a sense of confidence in our work. This allows the artist to make a direct statement and to explore the relationship between intuition, impulse and deliberation.
Although a more abstracted approach is emphasised in this workshop, inspiration may be drawn from nature and the landscape, using light, colours, textures, shapes and forms seen and then transformed, into images of vitality and visual depth.
Richard fostered a very nurturing environment to explore new ideas and ways of working. He was extremely generous with his knowledge, skills and encouragement. – summer school student, 2022