Paris Croissant

Earlier in the summer I was commissioned by Paris Baguette to produce work for the facade design of their new flagship store. It will be installed late August/September 2016, here's evidence of the design and planning during my visit to the head offices in Seoul in July...

Shopping bag and cake box!  

Shopping bag and cake box!

 

playing with the design in Seoul offices, July 2016

playing with the design in Seoul offices, July 2016

Elements of a Dutch Seascape, Dulwich Picture Gallery, 5 Tuesday mornings from 15 November-13 December, 2016

Please join me at Dulwich Picture Gallery for this new course. Taking inspiration from the Adrian Van de Velde, Dutch master of Landscape exhibition, as well as the permanent collection, this practical course will study a range of Dutch Seascapes and consider different elements such as light, distance, contrast, skies and atmosphere as we create our own seascapes using a variety of media and scale. Suitable for all levels.

For more information , http://www.dulwichpicturegallery.org.uk/whats-on/practical-art-adults/2016/november/elements-of-a-dutch-seascape/

Contemporary Watercolours on the Foreshore, Fulham Palace, 11 June 2016

I have been invited to lead this course at Fulham Palace, where we will take full advantage of the Palace’s riverside location. We'll work on the foreshore when the tide permits and then create more work using watercolours, ink and found objects inspired by the movement and flow of the river. Everyone welcome, booking essential.

http://www.fulhampalace.org/events/contemporary-watercolours-on-the-foreshore/

The Artist in the Urban Landscape, National Gallery, London, July 9 &16, 2016

Join me and artist Aliki Braine for this course in July.

 From Renaissance altarpieces to the contemporary practice of George Shaw, we will explore how the urban landscape has been interpreted by artists.On this two week workshop, create your own paintings and drawings of the city, exploring the urban environment from the mundane to the majestic.

http://www.nationalgallery.org.uk/whats-on/calendar/urban-landscape-9-july-2016-10-30

one of my favourite places to paint, North Greenwich,London  

one of my favourite places to paint, North Greenwich,London

 

Dare to Draw, National Gallery, 6 Saturday mornings, April-May 2016

Come and join me at the National Gallery for this exciting drawing class based on Landscape. The joy of this 6 week course is that it offers the rare opportunity to draw in specially closed off rooms in the Gallery, taking inspiration from across the collection and developing our techniques and skills. Booking required. http://www.nationalgallery.org.uk/whats-on/calendar/dare-to-draw-9-april-2016-10-30



Life Drawing Course, Dulwich Picture Gallery

5 Tuesdays, 23 February-22 March, 10.30-12.30

http://www.dulwichpicturegallery.org.uk/whats-on/practical-art-adults/2016/february/life-drawing-in-the-studio/

Come and join us in the lovely Sackler Studio for weekly Life Drawing. No previous experience required, we'll be using a variety of media and techniques to develop our observational drawing skills.

Experiencing Landscape, Dulwich Picture Gallery

5 Mondays, 1 February- 7 March (excluding 15 February), 10am-1pm

I'll be teaching this course with friend and Art Historian Aliki Braine. For all levels, very excited about this course which combines Art History with practical studio -based sessions.

http://www.dulwichpicturegallery.org.uk/whats-on/practical-art-adults/2016/january/experiencing-landscape/

Through practical sessions and contextual lectures we'll explore the historical context of artists working outdoors and the dramatic landscapes of Northern Europe.

 



January 2016 Landscape Course at Dulwich Picture Gallery

For two Sundays in the new year, I'm teaching this class in the lovely studio at Dulwich. We'll be looking in particular at light and tonal contrast in landscape painting, of course taking inspiration from the wonderful Dutch masters in their collection.

http://www.dulwichpicturegallery.org.uk/whats-on/practical-art-adults/2016/january/landscape-painting-discovering-light/

Aldeburgh Residency

Just back from an amazing time in Aldeburgh, I had all weathers to work in from hot sunshine to gales and driving rain. I spent the week making new work and collaborating with Tir Eolas, a brilliant experience, culminating in the final night at Snape Maltings. A big thank you to Aldeburgh Music.

Dulwich Picture Gallery, Life Drawing Class, starting September 8, 2015

In the Autumn I'm really looking forward to teaching this new course at Dulwich Picture Gallery. http://www.dulwichpicturegallery.org.uk/whats-on/practical-art-adults/2015/sep/prud’hon-figure-drawing/

5 Tuesday mornings, 8 September -6 October, Prud'hon's drawings are so beautiful.

'These works achieve that rare feat of feeling real and ethereal at the same time' 

Alistair Smart

National Gallery London, Saturday 29 August 2015

From 1-2.30pm on Saturday 29 August I'll be taking the Sketchbook tour at the National Gallery.Bring your own sketchbooks and materials, and we'll spend 90 minutes drawing in the gallery, or, weather permitting we may even take a wander outside!

 

Radio 4, Broadcasting House, Sunday 24 May

I was on the radio!

Here's the link, if you listen very carefully, it's a piece about electricity pylons, of all things, and I was interviewed last week by Dan Damon.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b05vstxg

Painting days

just looking at some new work...

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and another one.. they're about 45 x 103 cm each.


RCA SECRET

It's that time of year again, and 2015 is the 21st birthday of the RCA Secret sale. All cards from lots of different artists, many very famous ones, are on sale from March 12. You won't know whose card you've bought until you buy it.(so these aren't the ones I sent in!)

www. rca.ac.uk.secret

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