Monthly Archives: April 2014

New Schoolhouse Gallery, solo show

I returned yesterday form York, bringing a few pieces of unsold work home. Quite a lot has been retained by the curators, Robert Teed and Paula Jackson, and some have gone to Edinburgh for Arusha Gallery’s show at Edinburgh Cathedral.

Both my talk and the drawing workshop went extremely well, and I was delighted by the overwhelmingly positive responses my work received.

Beginning my talk...

Beginning my talk…

 

Discussing possible interpretations of the work 'Vessel with One' considering the deer, the dog, the intra-species blessing, and also kangaroos, with their ability to carry and nurture their young in such a special way...

Discussing possible interpretations of the work ‘Vessel with One’ considering the deer, the dog, the intra-species blessing, and also kangaroos, with their ability to carry and nurture their young in such a special way…

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Another favourite from the show, the Turrets of the Impossible, now in Edinburgh...

Another favourite from the show, the Turrets of the Impossible, now in Edinburgh…

another favourite in the show, Becoming the stillness of animals, retained by Robert at The New Schoolhouse Gallery for a while...

another favourite in the show, Becoming the stillness of animals, retained by Robert at The New Schoolhouse Gallery for a while…

An example of work by one of the participants in the workshop...

An example of work by one of the participants in the workshop…

another example of student's work..

another example of student’s work..

 

I will be returning to York to give longer drawing workshops next year….(three days); I was so encouraged by the positive responses…

 

 

 

 

 

I returned yesterday form York, bringing a few pieces of unsold work home. Quite a lot has been retained by the curators, Robert Teed and Paula Jackson, and some have gone to Edinburgh for Arusha Gallery’s show at Edinburgh Cathedral. Both my talk and the drawing workshop went extremely well, and I was delighted by… Read more »

Workshop dates 2014…

I will be teaching a few workshops in the next months… here are some details, with dates.

I also teach 1:1 if artists/students  feel an intensive private session would suit them better.

St. Ives School of Painting July 8th – 11th, working with Dreamscapes and Memories, drawing with the breath, with music, shamanic walking, monotype; tuning into body memory and sensitively drawing it out in a supportive and focused environment.

 

Cornwall College, Camborne, 15th – 18th July,

Working with a range of musical sources including classical, sacred and ‘world’ music participants will make drawings, monotypes and possibly paintings as responses. Students will be taken through steps to enable them to respond with fluidity and confidence.

Poetry from a range of inspirational sources with a focus on the natural world will be used as starting points for discussion and drawing. An open-ended approach is encouraged where students will have fun combining music, text and drawing to make exciting new works. Suitable for beginners keen to learn, intermediate and more advanced students.

 

Newlyn School of Art August 18 – 20th, Drawing Methods, Materials and Meanings, considering how and why we draw, looking at the wide and varied roots of drawings, learning about supports such as panel and paper and preparing them with gesso which we will make and work with. We work in the beautiful restored school buildings/studios.

I will be teaching a few workshops in the next months… here are some details, with dates. I also teach 1:1 if artists/students  feel an intensive private session would suit them better. St. Ives School of Painting July 8th – 11th, working with Dreamscapes and Memories, drawing with the breath, with music, shamanic walking, monotype;… Read more »

Teaching at Cornwall College

I taught a day’s workshop at Cornwall College, after giving a talk on my work. We worked with drawing and the breath, non-dominant hands, music and the body. Intense, tiring, but extremely productive. Lots of people came and they worked hard all day to produce some really interesting work.

Here are some photos (taken with permission):

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I taught a day’s workshop at Cornwall College, after giving a talk on my work. We worked with drawing and the breath, non-dominant hands, music and the body. Intense, tiring, but extremely productive. Lots of people came and they worked hard all day to produce some really interesting work. Here are some photos (taken with… Read more »

In my new studio, flowers, quiet, painting, lovely colour…

Walking into my new studio where it is quite cold, but quiet and peaceful,  feels lovely. I know I will not be disturbed by anything, and I can get down to work. Here are some photos of new work in progress:

Self portrait as a young girl

Self portrait as a young girl, detail

The flowers I took from the garden, for the studio

The flowers I took from the garden, for the studio

 

 

Walking into my new studio where it is quite cold, but quiet and peaceful,  feels lovely. I know I will not be disturbed by anything, and I can get down to work. Here are some photos of new work in progress: