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About the workshop
Identifying what each of us want to say about a landscape while keeping our response fresh and spontaneous is perhaps the central issue for plein-air painters. Using collage and other materials can distill our intentions and help us to develop our approach to painting.

The week is about working directly from the landscape, using your senses to react to what you see, and later encapsulate the freshness of that experience. Mornings will be spent working outside, followed by afternoons in the studio developing or reinventing this experience using memory, imagination and the work made in the morning. Painting away from the subject can heighten your ways of seeing andmake you reflect on the potential of your subject. We will draw on key examples from artists past and present.

This course is suitable for all levels of experience and to take full advantage of the week you will need to be adventurous, energetic and willing to experiment.

About Mark
Mark Cazalet was born in 1964. An enthusiastic teacher, painter and printmaker, he trained at Chelsea and Falmouth Schools of Art. Since 1990 Mark has worked in London where he has held numerous one-man shows. Most recently, in June 2008 he had a successful one-man show at the Beardsmore Gallery. His work is in national and private collections. Mark has been working on large-scale commissions for projects in English Cathedrals in a variety of media including; glass, mural and tapestry. A book of his linocut/woodcut prints has just been published by The Old Stile Press. Recently Mark was invited to work as artist in resident at The Josef and Anni Albers Foundation, Connecticut. His most recent shows have been at the Serena Morton Gallery and Snape Maltings, Suffolk. He was artist in residence at St Edmundsbury Cathedral from January to October 2016.
He has recently returned from a residency in Japan where he drew in sixty of the Buddhist Zen gardens in Kyoto. This fruitful time has resulted in a series of exuberant, colourful and powerful collages. In June 2021 Serena Morton Gallery will be showing his Kyoto work in his solo show The Stillness of Dancing.


Painting through Collage
with Mark Cazalet
4th-11th September 2021