Date: Mondays, January 22 & 29, 2024
Time: 9:30 AM-12:00 PM Pacific Time (12:30-3:00 PM Eastern Time/5:30-8:00 PM London Time)
Light is one of the ways we experience the world around us, and are able to see forms, shapes, and colours.
Pierre Bonnard was a consummate painter whose surfaces seem to breathe colour.
We will look at how he mixed his colours and put them together. What was he aiming for, trying to achieve?
We will make a simple copy of one his paintings and try to understand how he worked. Then we will develop our own painting. An exploration of a simple still life, painting light and colour, based on what we have learned from looking at his approach.
Sarah Spackman is a contemporary figurative artist particularly well known for her still life oil paintings. She works from a studio in Oxford that was once a punt building workshop. Strength of drawing and the delicate and subtle use of colour are two of the main qualities recognised in her work. Her practise focuses on the principle that good drawing is the basis of good painting and that colour should be used to enhance the organisation and definition of observed space and form. Sarah works in a considered way, with close observation. Her paintings are quiet in their presence but nonetheless powerful and engaging to the viewer. These are paintings that take a close look at things around us, take the object out of the ordinary and make the viewer look again.
Sarah trained at Byam Shaw School of Art, London and graduated from Camberwell School of art in 1981. She was elected as a member of the Royal Society of British Artists in 2019, and a member of the Small Paintings Group in 2021. Sarah’s work is in many private collections world wide as well as the collection of the Allied Irish Bank. Her work has also been selected for the Jerwood Drawing Competition , the NEAC, the ROI, the RBA and the Discerning Eye Exhibitions. Sarah exhibits regularly with several galleries throughout the UK. sarahspackman.com