Art With and Around Water

The subject of these workshops will be water. We will draw and paint water, and use it as a medium.

We will explore its form and discover how fascinating and present it is throughout daily life. We’ll try out the way artists have imbued water with different colours and examine watercolour as a medium.

Living by and getting to know the Thames has inspired this workshop, so painting the river in perspective and deciphering its colours will be a big part of it. But water in and of itself – the transparency of droplets, the beauty of their form and the patterns formed in their movement – will play a big part also.

These topics will be spread across four sessions (see above attached picture for times). You can book all four sessions or just one. Sessions will last 90 minutes and their subject will depend to some extent on the weather but, inside or out, they will be fun and productive.

Works by Martine Poppe

This exhibition of work presented at Kristin Hjellegjerde gallery in Wandsworth by Martine Poppe is superb (and well worth a bit of a trek if you are on the other side of the river). Martine herself will introduce us to her paintings and tell us about the magic resulting from a most original dialogue between abstraction and narrative.

Martine’s style contains the three crucial ingredients for greatness: it is unique, intensely memorable, and immediately recognisable. The well-known critic, Paul Carey-Kent, believes Martine to be one of Britain’s most talented young painters. Starting at the New Order Exhibition at the Saatchi Gallery in London just three years ago, followed by exhibitions in Oslo and the USA, Martine Poppe’s work has caught the attention of major critics and collectors worldwide.
This exhibition is on until 18 june 2016.