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Light into Colour with Jason Bowyer
3rd-10th June 2017

 

About the workshop

This course is aimed at artists of all levels who want to develop their ability to work from observation and be inspired by what they see around them.  In the mornings you will go out with painting materials and sketch books making thumbnail sketches and quickly painted studies.  There will be an opportunity to use ink washes and reed pen while out on location.  Jason will teach by demonstrating, and advise on subject matter and composition both in drawing and painting.

In the afternoon we will be back in the studio to look at the studies, and make considered colour decisions through mixing paint and experimenting with methods of application. Jason will help students both individually and together as a group throughout the day.

About Jason

Jason studied painting first at Camberwell School of Art, and then at the Royal academy Schools.  After a period teaching in UK art schools he established his current studio at the London Museum of Water and Steam.  In 1993 he founded the New English Art Club drawing school, and in 2008 became president of the The New English Art Club.  In 2013 he was made an official war artist in Camp Bastion, Afghanistan.  Jason regularly exhibits in the UK and elsewhere, recently at the Ashmolean museum in Oxford, and one man shows at the Russell Gallery and New Grafton Gallery in London.  In 2015 he was awarded the Prince of Wales Portrait Drawing Prize, and in 2016 his work was included Lynn Painter Stainers exhibition in the Mall Galleries.
In Jason’s painting practice there is a constant figurative/abstract interplay and a desire to find the essence of his motif, whatever the subject.  He often makes thumbnail sketches in mixed media, ink and pastel that are a visceral response to the subject and then uses them as the basis for larger finished paintings.  A constant motivator for his work is Samuel Beckett’s ironic quote “Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better.”

 

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