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About the Workshop

Led by Kieran Stiles this creative week is for people who would like to learn something new and exciting, who are willing to leave their existing painting approach aside and fully participate as a group in exploring new and experimental approaches to painting in a series of structured workshops. Kieran will encourage you to explore alternative methods of representation and unconventional ways of applying and working the paint to create an interesting textural surface.

Discover how the use of preparatory sketches made with water-based mix-media such as acrylic and watercolour can inform and characterize paintings. This process of drawing and mark making can allow a selection of visual moments to be documented with immediacy and vitality, in a way that cannot be achieved by any other means. During the week learn how to translate these studies into more developed oil (and/or acrylic) paintings on board

About Kieran

Kieran studied Fine Art at Falmouth School of Art. He is represented by Browse and Darby, London. His work is held in several prestigious collections internationally including the permanent collection of Merton College Oxford where he is a Visiting Fellow in the Creative Arts. Kieran lectures and teaches themed pratical and philosphical workshops in connection with major exhibitions at the Ashmolean Museum, Merton College and various artistic societies in London and Oxford. He lives and works in Oxfordshire.

“Kieran’s evocative paintings fizzle with life and electric colour. Each work is a painterly expression of his imagination and individual sense of place. Layers of oil paint are superimposed with fractured marks, dashes and splatters that capture the spirit of a continually changing landscape.” Browse and Darby.






Expressive Painting with Kieran Stiles
12th-19th June 2021



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