I will be doing some workshops and a talk in conjuction with my upcoming exhibition at Drum Castle.
Woodland drawing workshop, Sunday 19th April
A drawing workshop inspired by some of Drum Castle’s most impressive trees. Working in the Castle’s ancient oak wood, you will learn some of the expressive drawing methods I use, capturing the movement and form of the trees with charcoal, conté and pastel. All materials will be provided and no experience is necessary. Will involve gentle walking on paths and some rough ground, outdoor clothing essential. Book here»
Drawing with charcoal, Saturday 5th September
Sharing some of the secrets of how to use charcoal to represent light, shadow and lively line. Using my own work, trees in the grounds of Drum Castle, plus a selection of wood and other natural materials from my studio, you will learn how to compose your drawings and manipulate this versatile medium. This workshop will be mostly indoors and all materials are provided. No experience necessary. Book here»
Gallery talk, Saturday 5th September
I will be sharing stories of my personal encounters with trees and my creative process, which is inspired by them. I have a particular interest in the ecology and history of ancient woodlands and make regular trips to locations around Scotland to gather source material for my studio works. I will discuss the locations and artists that have inspired the work, how they relate to my studio practice and invite questions from the audience. Fellow exhibiting artist Margaret Pitt will also be talking about her printmaking process. Book here»Tags: