People have been asking about me running an all day workshop.
So Blue and I have arranged one. It will be on Sunday 6th December, 10 am -3
A couple of weeks before, on Saturday evening, 21st November 6.00
-9.00pm I will have an exhibition of my paintings from when Blue and I
worked intensely every week over some years. The Blue Years, to which you are
I have always worked from the model as part of my practice. I use the
tiny observations to build the drawing or painting; I look at the subtle
changes of light bouncing off the skin, the delicacy of tone. I enjoy the rapid
marks that capture the immediacy and dynamic form of gestural poses.
When I worked with Blue for over four years, sometimes we worked on the same
pose for week after week which allowed me to work more deeply than just getting
a likeness. In one series I explored the emotion, in another the composition,
the humanity. Blue understands what I am trying to evoke in my painting, it has
become a two- way exploration with paint and shape. This symbiosis continues in
our work with our students, we work as a team.