This Autumn my art classes were busy making artworks based on the theme coastline and the sea! We had a fantastic time in Raunds, Irthlingborough and Denford covering colour pencil techniques, ink and pen drawing, acrylic painting working from photographs and other artists work. In this slideshow are just a few of their results! You can see some more of the artworks made by the class in the Student Gallery and examples of my Lesson Sheets here too. We spent some time looking at how to use atmospheric perspective in a painting and examined artists such as Kurt Jackson.
My next series of lessons begin on January 15th/16th 2020! Evening classes start on 30th January in Irthlingborough. All abilities are welcome and you are welcome to come along and join in. Contact me to book your place or ask for more details!
The Nene Valley stretches from West Northamptonshire all the way through Peterborough and has the Nene river flowing through it. The landscape is surrounded by lush farmland and old villages with hidden footpaths connecting them together. I have always used this landscape as the basis for my artwork showing the wildlife and hills of my home.
My artwork frequently uses a range of mixed media techniques that have also incorporated words. In recent years this has become more important and now collage is a major part of my work which often uses words poetry. The lines of various poems have been woven into my imagery - segments of which can be read.
The wide range of habitats such as wildflower meadows, wetlands, marshes, woodlands and wet grasslands are full of a diverse range of animals and birds. These offer endless inspiration for my artwork on a daily basis as I live right on the edge of a stunning nature reserve near the towns of Higham Ferrers, Irthlingborough and Rushden.