I am an animal lover, so work featuring animals is always a pleasure. This watercolour is now in a private collectiion.
Commissioned by an orchard owner. Both of us were very pleased with this work. Now in a Private Collection.
Pencil artwork can be extremely effective. Details and price of this A 4 original, portrait of an Alsation, , signed artwork, are available on request.
A friend’s photograph initiated this artwork. It was executed in acrylics painted on primed board and framed, under glass. Details and price of this original, signed artwork are available on request.
The farmer owner of this artwork loves the composition of his three pet sheep. Sold.
The drama of this flower, short-lived as it is – was well worth painting.
Watercolour on paper. Sea-scape, featuring a Dutch barge sailing into an inlet.
There are lots of times when artists feel the need to try something new, but please avoid entering into an artwork with which you have no affinity whatseover. Putting the elements here together, one finds sky, water, land and boats and seabirds. This painting uses a lot of flat masses – sky and sea, lifted with the barely visible background. The foreground shows a walkway with some sailing boats at the sea way and one larger boat sailing along the side. This work entailed just some drawing and a lot of water…….
Drawing and painting are therapeutic, creative, educational and above all, hugely enjoyable occupations. My Studio (just 35 mins. from Rennes) is open to visitors all year round and you are welcome to enjoy the 2 hour (1-2-1) highly acclaimed art sessions that I hold (indoors and outdoors) during the year. For further information, please fill in the form below and e-mail it to me. For artists and non-artists, there is residential accommodation too.
Do you want to master the skill of making quick and accurate drawings and paintings? Or do you long to create a truly superb work of art?
Then come an join me in my fully equipped Art Studio in gorgeous Brittany – and make your dream come true…
As a working Artist-Painter, I have many years’ experience ( In Ireland and in France) of teaching people how to produce lst class illustrations and paintings – in all fields and in all aspects of drawing and painting mediums and materials.
Although I specialise in one-to-one Professional, Art Personal Tuition, I also hold a number of challenging Open Days (limited to just 4 persons) which comprise a Professional Art Class in the morning and in the afternoon, the students are given the time to unleash their creativity and to create a wonderful work of art of their own.
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Are you a brave and bold person, always looking for a challenge? Or are you a somewhat retiring personality, with nevertheless, the feeling that deep inside you, is another person looking to emerge? Well, art, by which I mean, drawing and painting, is one excellent way in which to achieve both types of needs.
Most people will begin their artistic endeavours by tentative doodlings…little scribbled shapes in the margins of scraps of paper. In time, though, these sketches will develop – depending on you, the artist, into illustrations of merit. The beauty of this area of the arts is that you can take your time, doing as little or as much each day, as you wish. Artists rarely rush their work – it shows too much: instead, their artwork is usually built up over a period of days, weeks or even months, in order to achieve the desired effect.
Because art is so flexible (its’ beauty does indeed lie in the eye of the beholder) you can afford to be adventurous in this field. But the one thing I always advise, is to learn how to work expansively – that is to say, use large illustrations on large surfaces rather than tiny drawings on tiny pieces of paper. Very small work tends to be tight and limited whereas large works give scope for easy viewing and a broad expanse of artwork!
Remember too, to take on subjects that you may not have considered before. Everything that surrounds you can be illustrated. From the wash hand basin with its accrued towels, facecloths, soaps, toothbrushes, etc., to the new jar of coffee sitting beside a coffee cup and saucer, spoon and biscuit, and from a plate of fish and chips on a gingham table cloth to the broken down chair and old metal watering can in the garden.
Artists, the world around you provides all you will ever need as subjects – so go ahead, take on the challenge and produce your wonderful artworks for all to admire and enjoy.