This inspirational one day symposium was organised by Marie Taylor and Beth Heaney at Ocean Studios in Royal William Yard in Plymouth on 13 April 2018. Papers, posters, workshops and live performances explored relationships between the body and drawing, investigating issues around exhibiting performative works, audience and boundaries. Janette Kerr, action painter of powerful seascapes and […]
Kate Marshall ran an inspirational and informative course on using natural pigments at Coombe Farm Studios, Dittisham, Devon, 18-23 Feb 2018. We gathered the ingredients and experimented with using Devon soil, ground-up rocks and home-made oak gall ink for drawing, painting and printmaking. I have continued to use these beautiful pigments in my practice.
In a workshop with Nicci Wonnacott we have been drawing without pre-conceptions, sometimes using both hands at once, or long sticks, pampas grass, sponges, ink, chalks, paint, thinking of music, and ‘drawing with the breath’. It is a meditative and rewarding experience, particularly the collaborative work where you feed from and into other people’s ideas […]
How do I draw water? It is such a liquid, intangible, mysterious mass, essential for our being and survival. In nature it is constantly moving: flowing rivers, tidal surges, waves, rain, evaporation, condensation. These drawings are my first attempts to capture some of the movement and mystery of water in a variety of media: […]
Judy Harington – Environmental Artist Contact Details E mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: https:// judyharington.com My art I took early retirement from a wonderful career as a radiologist in the NHS and launched into a Fine Art Degree course at Exeter College (Plymouth University) where I attained a distinction in 2014. The world beckoned, […]
This residential 5 day course at Coombe Farm Studios, Dittisham, Devon was run by the energetic and inspirational Laurie Steen whose beautiful drawings of trees appear mystical and etherial. We spent a busy week experimenting with materials and techniques, drawing without looking, shadow drawing, and observational drawing. I produced a scroll in charcoal based on […]