Contemporary art tour with artist Sinta Tantra

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I invited ladies to meet me on the 11 September 2015 at Kristin Hjellgjerde Gallery to be introduced to the exceptional work by Sinta Tantra, of Balinese origin and born in New York. Sinta Tantra’s work can be summarised as mesmerising patterns, geometric shapes of abstract curiosity and intense pursuit of colours. Sinta Tantra herself presented her work to us!

Sinta Tantra studied at London flagship art schools, the Slade School and the Royal Academy. Her works can be admired among others in Canary Wharf (DLR Bridge). She is currently working on a commission for a Cambridge college and has just completed a commission in Song-do, South Korea for those who travel further! Sinta’s work is a celebration of colour abstraction. Jo and Sinta togetherHer carefully constructed shapes and patterns are an invitation to contemplate sculpted colours. The artist has developed her strong own artistic language, a hybrid of pop and formalism, where the colours question decorative, functional, and social role of art. The outside and surroundings of the painting play a crucial intervention role too, bringing installation and painting together.

Comment by one of the participants: “It was really great to see Sinta’s work presented by the artist! I am also impressed with your introduction and with the way you bring art so accessibly and devotedly to us”. (Yana)

For more information about the artist please contact: cjolanda@icloud.com
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Last workshop before a well deserved summer break !

Parents and children were invited to a tutorial on painting with watercolours in the first week of the summer holidays. This time we were on the lawn of St Mary’s church to capture the arches and lines of Putney Bridge. We spent a little more than an hour sketching the bridge and its surroundings, and practising the mixing and use of watercolours.
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More information about future workshops: cjolanda@icloud.com

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Paint Putney Bank!

Well we were blessed with the weather! None of the workshops had to be rained off – and I could even add an extra sessions to the original schedule. We met on Putney river bank, and looked at various ways of framing the landscape, then we sketched the busy boats, birds and people moving in front of us. Luckily there were some less mobile elements too. But how to give a sense of perspective? Were the flowers beside us really bigger than the distant buildings of Hammersmith? We then explored how many colours the Thames could reflect, using only watercolours of course. Afterwards, I received this lovely message from a mum whose daughter had taken part for the first time: “Thank you so much for Saturday. Nicole truly enjoyed the painting experience at the river and came back very inspired”.

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