This is the tittle of Tate Modern’s latest block buster show of Pierre Bonnard. His overwhelmingly colour sensual, sun filled pallet is the perfect show for a February day and one leaves with a spring in the step and an optimism that warmer, longer and brighter days are just around the corner. His art spans… Continue reading The colour of memory
I am currently working with my reception class and Year 5 on Matisse inspired art projects. That is the beauty of Matisse the longevity of his artistic output encompassed so many different styles that you will find inspiration whatever your age. I would like to share the project which I am currently doing with my… Continue reading Matisse: endless inspiration
Edward Hopper Nighthawks Nocturnal interiors is the tittle of a new course I have just started with the Royal drawing school. Each week we go to a different location from a bowling alley to a concert hall to capture the sights and sounds of that interior or in some cases a little bit of exterior… Continue reading Nocturnal Interiors
My Year 6 class were starting a project on Still-life. I rejected the conventional fruit subject as costly and not environmentally friendly and then I remembered Van Gogh’s painting of his boots, a subject which he returned to on several occasions. What could be more personal than a pair of well worn boots. I am… Continue reading These boots are made for walking!
As we are approaching the third week of advent I thought I would share with you my various classes Christmas cards designs. We work with a card company who turn their designs into shop style cards which the parents have a chance to order. Starting with the youngest. The lower school had a set design… Continue reading It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas!
The way a London museum or gallery chooses to advertise itself tells you a lot about how it wishes to portray itself and the kind of audience it is trying to appeal to. Over the years that has changed but here are just a few examples. Everything is carefully considered from the chosen images to… Continue reading What’s in a name?
Sweaty shoes Rachel Hodgson, the drawing year 2017-18 oil pastel on paper I recently went to Christie’s to see the royal drawing school’s postgraduate exhibition The drawing year 2017-18 There was every conceivable style and type of media used with vibrant colours and monochromes and I was taken on a journey of different moods and… Continue reading The future of art is looking bright