Walking Art

For this exercise I was tasked with making a study of something I see on a walk within five minutes of my house. I was required to make: Five sketches in black and diluted black ink on grey/beige postcard-size paper Five sketches in watercolour on HP watercolour paper, postcard-sized. I wanted to make a coherentContinue reading “Walking Art”

Packaging Study

This is the final exercise for Understanding Painting Media with The Open College of Arts. For this exercise I was tasked with making a study of packaging or rubbish from something I’ve bought or rubbish I’ve found in my house. I was required to make three paintings using either acrylic or oil. The packaging shouldContinue reading “Packaging Study”

Plant life

For this exercise I was tasked with making a very detailed painting using either water colour, acrylic or oil, of the plants or weeds in my garden or nearby environment. The surface size should be between A5 and A3, and needed to be painted with a mid-tone first. I walked around my garden and tookContinue reading “Plant life”

Anna Atkins

Anna Atkins was born in 1799, in Tonbridge, Kent, and she was an English botanist and photographer. Atkins’ father was a respected scientist, and through him, Atkins was introduced to William Henry Fox Talbot and the astronomer and chemist Sir John Herschel, where Atkins learned of the photographic process which was only then being invented. Atkins was particularlyContinue reading “Anna Atkins”

George Shaw

George Shaw was born in 1966 in Coventry, and is well known for his realistic depictions of banal spaces in the English suburbs. Shaw studied at Sheffield Polytechnic and Royal College of Art, London. Humbrol Enamel paints are the medium of choice for Shaw, and he particularly focuses on suburban environments, with graffiti, and litterContinue reading “George Shaw”

Lee Maelzer

Lee Maelzer was born in London, where she still lives and works. Maelzer attended Central St Martins College of Art and Design, where she gained a BA Hons, in Fine Art and later attended the Royal College of Art, where she gained her Masters Degree in Fine Art. Maelzer paints figuratively, focusing on discarded andContinue reading “Lee Maelzer”

Tanya Wood

Tanya Wood was born in Portsmouth, and gained her BA in Fine Art at Chichester University in 2012, and later went on to gain an MA in Fine Art at the same institution in 2014. Wood is now based in Hampshire, and explores the nature of being through meticulous pencil drawing. Reading Wood’s artist statementContinue reading “Tanya Wood”

Alex Hanna

Alex Hanna was born in 1964 in Birkenhead and is an English Visual Artist. Hanna attended Sunderland Polytechnic, where he gained a BA in Fine Art in 1983, and he then later went on to study at Liverpool Polytechnic where he gained his PGCE in Art & Design in 1988. Hanna is currently based inContinue reading “Alex Hanna”

Kathy Prendergast

Kathy Pendergast was born in 1958 in Dublin, and lives and works in London. Prendergast is well known for her City Drawing project which she started in 1992, she produced detailed pencil maps of the world’s capital cities, and now the work is part of the permanent collection of the Irish Museum of Modern Art. PrendergastContinue reading “Kathy Prendergast”