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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For artists (including myself) who enjoy technical or semi-technical artwork and illustration, line and wash (ink and watercolour) is a very pleasant and rewarding method of creating such artworks.
When you paint a subject you understand, it tends to look good. And I like the results of this watercolour, featuring the wonderful Bugatti 35B, shown here, cornering hard at La Sarthe corner at Le Mans.
Bugatti 35B in full flight
This is an original, but immaculate, 1952, Jaguar XK 140. And this lady, comes in B L A C K.
. As a background fitting to the elegance of this wonderful classic vehicle, I have painted in the famous Mont. St. Michel, one of Brittany’s most iconic landmarks.
The actual size of this motoring artwork is 42cm x 30cm.
The lady in Black
Bearing in mind that not only do I enjoy driving rally cars, but also love drawing and painting them, this commission has been a pleasure to create.
The Client’s brief was simple, just paint my car, in action!
The car, in this instance is a Ford Escort Mk 2. and I have show it, with the driver and co-driver, against a rural style background, going over a muddy section, at high speed. This action is taking place in Ireland.
Artists tend to be a little quirky!.
By Artists, I include all those involved in the creative process, i.e. artists, painters, sculpters, musicians, actors, singers. and sportspeople We do not tend to be l00% predictable (unless we chose to be) , nor indeed 100% conventional and again, not unless that is our choice.
Much of our work may meet the needs and expectations of the paying public, but every now and again, we are permitted to uleash a different way of approaching our work
As an example of this type of “difference”, I have shown here an ink and wash illustration of a young woman. However, to it, I have added the dimension of dreams. Flowers and little creatures emerge from around her and a tiny dragon sits on the artist’s hand. The sitter’s face is illuminated by a variety of colours and her lips are touched up in the colours of France.
The appearance of Dreams
As a demonstration of the dramatic use of oil paint, I have demonstrated here, one of my artworks, a portrait of the late (and very great) Graham Hill F1 and World Champion Motorsport Racing Driver.
Graham Hill F1 and World Champion Motor racing Driver
This is not a large work but the use of oil paints in this instance, make, I feel, a very imposing artwork.
For some strange reason, that is, until the advent of Turner, watercolours were considered as a “female” past-time
In this Motoring Artwork, depicting a very dramatic car – Subaru Impreza WRC – I have been as faithful as possible to the imposing blue of the paintwork of this vehicle. And, it is a WATERCOLOUR.
In this portrait of the fantastic British Actor, John Hurt, instead of the conventional oil portrait, this painting shows only part of the face in colour and the rest in cartoon form. The work has been illustrated using oil paints and charcoal on stretched canvas.
Oil “portrait ” of Actor, John Hurt.
Crayons and pencil are regarded by some as “childish”. Not so. Here is an example of these mediums used together to produce an illustration – much loved by the Client!