Life-long Learning – a chain of discovery from one to another…

Influence and the emulation of creativity from one creative to another has been part of our culture for centuries, it is how we progress and adapt as artists and individuals. Degas studied classical painting under Louis Lamothe then followed in the footsteps of his idol, the French Neoclassicist Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres. Vincent van Gogh traveled to Brussels... Continue Reading →

The beginning of a lifelong passion?

Had a lovely day tutoring Beth in her wonderful home. We started with a quick sketch using coloured pastel and went on to scale up this beautiful blue iris onto Canson paper. Although an accomplished potter in her own right, this was Beth's first time using soft pastel and she was a natural! We later... Continue Reading →

Building Creative Confidence Week 4

Our final week of creative discovery - the free-style challenge using skills and media from the past three weeks work.  Fabulous results and I believe a really positive experience for all involved in this four week artistic workshop.  A huge thank you to Kapiti Women's Centre for hosting this workshop series, and to all you... Continue Reading →

Building Creative Confidence – Week 1 – KWC.

This four week course is aimed at the beginner artist and today was our first day together, with some fabulous results!  Using both charcoal and pastel we looked at a number of techniques to produce these individual designs.  Looking forward to next week where we will be looking at another exciting medium.

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