This one is off to Atlanta, Georgia
In September I have been invited on a residency to Guangxi Province in south-west China and will also be in Beijing.I am really grateful to the Arts Council for backing this adventure and to Guangxi Art Institute for inviting and supporting me.During my time there, nearly three weeks, I’ll be travelling with a Chinese and Taiwanese artist (and a translator!) into the countryside of Guangxi Province as well as spending time at the Art School of Guangxi Province, giving a presentation on my work and meeting other artists.Time in Beijing will be spent on research and development for my practice, exploring historical and contemporary practice in ink and watercolour on paper and meeting with galleries and artists.
I plan to keep a blog while I’m away, Chinese internet allowing!If you’d like to sign up for an email feed to the blog, I promise to keep entries brief and not to inundate you, please sign up on the 'contact' page of this website.
I sent off my two cards, preview party this week, all for a great cause
Really excited about showing with this great gallery in Paris, Group Show in November and Solo Show May 2018
Recently installed another 8 paintings, I'll get some more pictures when I go there next week to give a talk on my work
Just before Christmas I finished this series of 11 paintings
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...
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.
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.
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.
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
Come and join me from 1-2.30pm for a sketch book tour on the theme of Rivers. We'll spend time infront of several paintings across the collection.
5 Tuesdays, 23 February-22 March, 10.30-12.30
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.
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.
Through practical sessions and contextual lectures we'll explore the historical context of artists working outdoors and the dramatic landscapes of Northern Europe.
Come and join me 1-2.30pm for a sketchbook tour on the theme of Horizons. We'll spend time drawing in front of several paintings across the collection. More information:
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.
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.
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'
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!