Demo: Bold & Loose Watercolour
Wednesday 6 September 2017
7pm – 9pm
Leicester High School for Girls,
454 London Rd,
Leicester LE2 2PP
Non members welcome for £3 charge
"My work reflects the rugged scenery of the landscape, either in the context of wild places or in the nature of the South Pennine landscape where I live. Here, I draw my inspiration from the remains of the pre-industrial revolution era where farming and hand loom weaving were once the mainstay in this part of the world over 250 years ago. Now, redundant grit stone buildings weather the passage of time amongst crumbling enclosure walls and ancient pastures. It is this or the open mountain and moorland terrain that inspires me to explore the spirit of historical connections using layers of colour, texture, shapes and patterns applied with energy and feeling.I am a professional landscape painter working in watercolour and acrylics. Many of my subjects are sought amongst the moors and hills of my native West Yorkshire and beyond. Throughout my painting life I have been made a Companion of the International Guild of Artists, an Associate of the British Watercolour Society, a Professional Associate and advisory panellist of the SAA, president of the Halifax Art Society, as well as an advisory panellist for Artists and Illustrators magazine. In 2013 I won the Pennine Wealth Management Award for ‘Best in Show’ at Holmfirth Artweek and I have had the privilege of exhibiting my work on two occasions in the Sunday Times Watercolour Competition. I regularly contribute to The Artist magazine and have four practical art books published to date.
I have been teaching and lecturing on the subject of watercolour and acrylic painting for 20 years.
My demonstrations are totally live, never been painted before paintings. I create the scene from start to finish and the entire process is enhanced by an overhead camera and projector system so that you can clearly see everything that is happening. I view my demonstrations as open and honest paintings with which I share as much information as I can, mistakes included!"