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About the Workshop

Kieran will cover a range of exciting techniques and approaches, from traditional representation to dynamic and expressive, and the unconventional use of materials. Emphasis will be on practical demonstrations and individual help, so this course is suitable for all levels of experience. The week will be purposeful and challenging but also informal, friendly and inclusive. Working in the landscape and villages of the Luberon, with some sessions back in the studio, you will discover how to use layered washes of watercolour, learn how to control ink, watercolour and wax resist. Kieran will refer to the work of a range of artists, including Emile Nolde with his expressive and vibrant use of colour, and John Piper, well known for his vigorous drawing approach and unconventional use of watercolour, resist, graphite, coloured ink and dip pen.

About Kieran

Kieran Stiles trained at Falmouth School of Art. He exhibits regularly in London and elsewhere, most recently at the prestigious Lemon Street Gallery in Truro. His exuberant and evocative abstractions of rugged coastland, are expressions of his imagination and sense of place. The paintings are a superimposed series of expressive marks and colours which represent the sense of a vital and continually changing landscape. Kieran also owns a gallery ‘Kieran Stiles Art Studios’, and teaches painting, printmaking and drawing in Oxford. He has an exhibition at Browse & Darby, Cork Street in December 2017.


Mixed Media with Kieran Stiles
14th-21st July 2018



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