Saturday, 28 June 2014

Life Drawing Friday 11th July

A day of Life Drawing Friday 11th July 10.00 – 16.00

This month by special request our untutored life drawing session will be for a whole day.  We will begin with short warm up poses before selecting a pose that will last for the rest of the day, giving artists an opportunity to do some detailed drawings or get their paints out.  There will be a break in the morning and afternoon and for lunch.  Helen will be our model this session.
Please bring your own materials and equipment including an easel and also remember a pack lunch.  Tea, coffee and biscuits will be available all day. Cost £30.00. 

Maximum 10 places.  If there’s space it may be possible to just do the normal morning 2 hour session.
Please contact me here to book a place  HERE 

Monday, 24 March 2014

EOS and Workshop Review

Review of my 2 day Colour and Texture in the Landscape Workshop  


Day 1. We were lucky with the weather on the first day of the Colour and Texture  in the Landscape Workshop and the Artists who participated were able to spend the morning drawing in the beautiful mid Devon landscape attempting to capture the breathtaking panoramic views.  In the afternoon I carried out some demonstrations on how to create a unique colour palette  from just a few tubes of paint.  The group explored creating different textures and marks from a variety tools and by the end of the first afternoon
Jane, Ruth and Frannie
they had 2 canvases covered in a variety marks and a personally created colour range.

Ruths painting
Jane H;s painting
Day 2. The day started with time spent reflecting on and developing ideas from the first days drawings and finding links between them and the intuitive marks made on their canvases.
 I demonstrated how I build up my paintings in layers with a range of dfferent marks, leaving some areas of bare canvas and exposing previous layers by scraping back paint and scratching through.  
Alison's painting

The group explored these techniques in their paintings learning  that time spent in thinking and reflecting on the next stage is as important as the painting process. 
Rebecca's painting
Frannie's painting
 Here are some of the outcomes.

 I will be carrying out a Colour Coast and Texture 2 day Workshop in May which will be one day on location and a day in the Studio. 

Jane No2's painting

 I will also be repeating the Colour and Texture in the Landscape 2 day Workshop in June. For information about workshops and short courses including residential Courses 

Contact me  HERE

Thursday, 13 March 2014

Exeter Open Studios and other Spring Events 2014

FEMAG Art Auction Wednesday March 19th 2014

To raise money for the Friends of the Museum
7.30 to 9.00 pm
Gallery 20, Royal Albert Memorial Museum, entry by Garden Entrance
Jazz Reception from 6.00 to 7.30 pm in the Museum Courtyard
Tickets for the reception £12.50 available from
Museum Reception from Tuesday 14th January 2014

Fundraising Art Auction
In aid of Honiton Memory Cafe, Honiton Hospital League of Friends
and THG’s Learning Programme
Drinks and canapés served
At Thelma Hulbert Gallery (THG)
Friday 25 April 7pm – 9pm
Doors open from 6pm
All money raised will benefit Honiton Memory Café, Honiton Hospital League of Friends
and Thelma Hulbert Gallery’s Learning Programme
Led by Chilcotts Auctioneers the auction will showcase art works donated by up-and-coming and established artists. There are no reserves on the art works.
Places are limited, please RSVP or 01404 45006
We would love to see you at the auction, however, you can place a bid at THG or
online at where you can also request a catalogue.
All donated work will be on display at THG from Saturday 15 March.
LEAGUE OF FRIENDSThelmaHulbertGallery
You are warmly invited to join us for a fundraising Art Auction

Monday, 24 February 2014

Colour and Texture in the Landscape 20th and 21st March 2014

Colour and texture in the Landscape Tutor Sara Bor

Thursday 20th and Friday 21st March 2014  9.30am – 4.30pm
This 2 day workshop is about a response to landscape through colour, marks and textures. It focuses on building up the surface of the canvas using either oil or acrylic to create a unique and exciting outcome, informing your practice with some fresh and exciting ideas. You will be drawing directly from the landscape, exploring how to create a unique colour palette;  experimenting with mark making  using a range of different tools to create individual textures and  building up layers of colour, then applying the new skills you have learnt to develop your ideas on canvas with one to one tuition available.
The workshop is aimed at both artists and beginners wishing to explore new methods of working.

Day 1 will focus on drawing directly from the landscape, detailed sketches, colour studies and photographs.  In the afternoon back in  the studio there will be demonstrations  and you will be carrying out colour exercises, mark making exercises developing your ideas and preparing your canvases.

Day 2 will be studio based, using your reference material you will be transferring your ideas to canvas experimenting with all the skills you have learnt on first day, with one to one tuition available.

Bring your own materials and lunch.   Price £80  Book a place  HERE
painting by Gill Mitchell from my Colour and Texture workshop Autumn 2013