Category Archives: West Dean College

Summer Courses 2016

As a new year begins you may now be starting to look ahead for painting opportunities next summer and I would like to let you know of courses and workshops that I will be teaching during 2016. The New School … Continue reading

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Reflecting on 2013

As yet another year rapidly draws to a close its that time once again when I begin to reflect on the last few months, while looking ahead to projects and exhibitions planned for 2014. Much of this year has been … Continue reading

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Exhibition: Quartet

Scarampella Diptych is one of fifteen drawings and paintings currently being exhibited at West Dean College. The exhibition was scheduled to run alongside this summers Chilingirian Quartet Summer School and features work made during my residency with the quartet last … Continue reading

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Drawing the Nude at West Dean

A productive time was spent at West Dean College last weekend when I returned to teach life drawing. Throughout this intensive course students worked from the life model and experimented and worked through a number of drawing techniques. Each student … Continue reading

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2012

It was a busy start to 2012 with the exhibition ‘Luxor: People & Places’ opening at the Petrie Museum UCL during the first week of the new year. The exhibition ran for four months and again it was wonderful to … Continue reading

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A Weekend of Life Drawing at West Dean

Last weekend I returned to West Dean College to teach an intensive course of life drawing. This course enabled students to work from the life model and use and experiment with a wide variety of drawing techniques throughout the weekend … Continue reading

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Painting a Portrait at West Dean

Painting a portrait, or painting the head as I prefer to think of it, is one of the courses I teach two or three times a year at West Dean. Portraiture is always a popular course at the college and … Continue reading

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Painting the Rehearsal: Music and Light

Last month I spent a week drawing and painting string quartets and chamber ensembles in the beautiful state rooms of West Dean College. Work has now begun making larger scale paintings of the ensembles I worked with during the week … Continue reading

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A Residency with the Chilingirian Quartet

During this week I have had the wonderful opportunity to work alongside the Chilingirian Quartet during a week long residency at West Dean College. The Chilingirian Quartet is one of the worlds most celebrated chamber ensembles, and for 31 years … Continue reading

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A Week at West Dean

Escaping the festivities of last weekend I headed down to a rather wet West Dean College to embark on a week of tutoring two courses, Life painting – the sustained pose, and life drawing – line, tone and form. These … Continue reading

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