‘Naomi’

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‘Naomi’ 2016 oil on linen 71 x 71cm

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LandSCOPES at Tregony Gallery

I have a number of still life paintings in the new exhibition LandSCOPES at Tregony Gallery which opened this week, including the small still life Vanitas below. The exhibition  continues until 29th October 2016. I hope that you will have the opportunity to visit if you are in Cornwall during the autumn.

 

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Gallery Open Tuesday to Saturday from 10am until 5pm. Closed Sunday & Monday.
Telephone 01872 530505.
By appointment, out of hours opening, telephone 07496 953471

Tregony Gallery

58 Fore Street, Tregony, Truro, CORNWALL. TR2 5RW

 

 

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Two Young Sitters

Recent portrait commissions of two young ladies

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Isla oil on linen 2016

Alejandra

Alejandra pencil on paper 2016

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Drawing & Music: Picturing Movement at the Royal Academy

This weekend course is an exciting opportunity to study the human figure, whilst being able to observe and analyse the shapes and relationships between musicians and their instruments.

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Study of Violinist, Wagner Rehearsal

Drawing and painting musicians in rehearsal is a subject that has continued to fascinate and inspire artists. Whilst the constantly moving figure is incredibly challenging to draw, particular movements, angles and the negative shapes created are often repeated.

Degas’ many drawings and paintings of ballet dancers are well known, but alongside these works there are also many views of theatre orchestral pits and rehearsal scenes. Royal Academicians Bernard Dunstan and Patrick Symons have produced many scenes of musicians in rehearsal. Bernard Dunstan RA captures the structure and atmosphere of interiors and the world of musical performance, while Patrick Symons RA spent years studying musicians, and his painting titled Mary Iliff’s Viola played by Electric Light and Drawn by Gas Light was painted over a period of fifteen years. Drawings by Tom Phillips RA that capture his son playing the violin as a boy, have a beautiful fluency and movement, yet they also have a tremendous sense of structure to them.

Many artists themselves are instrumentalists and have consequently been the subjects of paintings. Euan Uglow painted Portrait of Patrick Symons RA of the artist playing his ‘cello. And in his lifetime, Ingres was as well known for his mastery of the violin as he was for his acclaimed portraits.

This weekend course is an exciting opportunity to study the human figure, whilst being able to observe and analyse the shapes and relationships created between musicians and their instruments. Working from different instrumentalists, and using a wide range of art materials, this course will introduce and explore drawing techniques used to represent movement, under the guidance of practising artist and violinist Adele Wagstaff.

  • 10 December 2016, 10.30am — 5.30pm
  • 11 December 2016, 10.30am — 5.30pm

Life Room, Royal Academy Schools

£420. Includes all materials, lunch and a drinks reception.

For further details or to book a place please contact the Royal Academy 

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Includes: An introduction to the Royal Academy’s Archive and Library Collection, with specific reference to relevant materials

• The opportunity to draw professional musicians

• All practical art materials

• Course learning materials and hand-outs developed by Adele Wagstaff

• Lunch and refreshments served on both days

• A drinks reception at the end of the second day

• A certificate of participation upon course completion

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Discovering drypoint

My article on the wonderfully expressive medium of drypoint etching is now available in the September ’16 issue of Artists & Illustrators magazine. This article discusses the techniques of drawing on and printing from a metal plate without using acid.

Arte Umbria drypoint

 Drawing on a zinc plate with a metal stylus

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Summer Nude

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‘Summer Nude’ July 2016 oil on linen 50 x 50cm

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A Portrait in Progress II – Naomi

After four sittings…

 

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Summer/16 at Tregony Gallery

I have a number of small still life paintings in Summer/16 at Tregony Gallery which opens on 5th July, and includes the two pieces below. The exhibition private view takes place tomorrow 10-5 at Tregony Gallery and the show will then continue until 3rd September 2016. I hope you will have the opportunity to visit this lovely gallery if you are in Cornwall during the summer.

 

Nocturnestudy

Study for ‘Nocturne’, oil on gesso panel

Gallery Open Tuesday to Saturday from 10am until 5pm. Closed Sunday & Monday.
Telephone 01872 530505.
By appointment, out of hours opening, telephone 07496 953471

58 Fore Street, Tregony, Truro, CORNWALL. TR2 5RW

Pomegranates

‘Pomegranates’, oil on linen

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A Portrait in Progress – Naomi

After two sittings…

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Summer Exhibition at the Russell Gallery

I have two small still life pieces included in the forthcoming Summer Exhibition at the Russell Gallery which opens this coming Thursday and continues until 10th September 2016.

Mixed Summer Exhibition
Private View
Thursday 30 June 2016
10am – 8.30pm
Drinks 6pm – 8.30pm

Red Plums (2016) oil on panel

Red Plums (2016) oil on panel

The Russell Gallery
12 Lower Richmond Road
Putney, London SW15 1JP
Tel: 020 8780 5228
Open Tuesday to Saturday 10am – 5.30pm
Email: russgallery@aol.com

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