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About the workshop
Identifying what each of us wants to say about a landscape, whilst keeping our response fresh and spontaneous is perhaps the central issue for plein-air painters. Degas advised his students to analyse empirically what they see, but then use their memory to distil their intentions, colour and paint handling.

This week is about working directly from the landscape. Morning sessions are built around using your senses to react to what you see, and recording the freshness of that experience. We will employ a number of different processes and media including college and one session of monotype. Afternoons in the studio follow when you will be developing or reinventing this experience using memory and imagination. Painting away from a subject can heighten your ways of seeing, and make you reflect on both the formal and emotive potential of your subject. This process, will draw on key examples from artists, past and present, that have used colour and memory in developing their own work.

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 are at Beardsmore Gallery and Snape Maltings, Suffolk. He was artist in residence at St Edmundsbury Cathedral from January to October 2016.


Mixed Media, painting, colour and memory with Mark Cazalet
31st August-7th September 2019