Wow and Whoosh! There goes another brilliant and busy ten week art class again! What an inspiring time, we have tried out lots of collage, acrylics, drawing as well as learn about a whole host of artists. Landscapes were a great way to explore a range of materials.
Next term people have asked about learning to paint water reflections so that will be one of the next themes for September 6th onward! I can't wait!
But hold up!
I am also doing an extra 5 week course this July. Starting next week on the 6th July we will meet online on Tuesdays from 10am-12pm on ZOOM. Anyone is welcome to join us and it is only £25 for five, two hours lessons! Which I think is really good. You can also join our private Facebook group to checkout what other people are doing.
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.