We would like to wish all of our students a very Happy Easter and thank you to both Heather Robertson and Judy Elizabeth Wilson for sending us these Easter images for us to specifically use for our Easter post this year.
Alan Dedman, one of the tutors for the Drawing and painting Diploma Course alerted me to a students wonderful artwork yesterday and asked if some of the pieces can go on the website and blog. I will be updating the website gallery soon, but here’s a sneak preview of one of the pieces that will be online soon. Isn’t it wonderful!
Lets Paint Magazine have teamed up with the London Art College as you can see from the screen captures of this months Lets Paint magazine below. If you would like to download your very own free copy, just click the link below and enjoy!!
We were thrilled to hear that one of our photography students entered into a Sony photography competition in conjunction with The Metro and The World Photography Organisation and has been chosen as the regional winner for Wales.
“My photo will be exhibited in Somerset House, London at the end of April for two weeks – I am amazed! There is a page whereby the overall winner is to be decided by Facebook “likes”. Can I ask you all to perhaps get behind me and simply click “like” on my photo on the World Photo Website >> My photo is of the horse wandering through the frost which you can see below….thanks so so much”
We wish Nicola all the best in this competition!
This student has produced two amazing drawings for the Pet Portraits Diploma Course, you can also see them in our Pet Portraits Student gallery. The top drawing has been rendered in coloured pencil, the lower in graphite pencil. We hope they inspire!
Gabrielle Marlow emailed the college recently to let us know of some fantastic news and how she was getting on after completing the pet portraits diploma with myself. I am always thrilled to hear from my past students and love to hear of their successes. I hope you find Gabrielle’s story inspiring, don’t forget to visit her website here – www.gabriellemarlowartgallery.
A couple of years ago I decided to do the pet portrait diploma through the London Art College with teacher Melanie Phillips. The course was just what I needed and really taught me to take time to work out details of animals and everything related to creating a good painting of pets.
Since then I have worked quite steadily at the business side and have received a good number of commissions. I created a website and posters, business cards, flyers, and now I’m making some fine art cards of my work with my details on the back and selling some framed prints of the artworks as well.
Something rather exiting happened to me last year. I had a poster in the local vegetable shop and a lady saw my poster, which gave me a very good commission. The events manager of the Summer Show jumping Classic CSI-W called me and asked me if I could paint the prize for this year’s competition at the International Equestrian Centre in Sydney. She asked me to do a painting of world cup qualifying champion Billy Raymont jumping on his stunning horse. I was also to be there on the opening night where they talked about myself, the artist and then I had to hand over the painting to the prize winner.
It was a really great experience, the winner loved the painting and I’m doing next year’s prize too and this will be a painting of Jenny Sheppard jumping her horse. The commissions are size 40cm x 50 cm and done in oils. I was able to promote the animal portraits and equine art this way as I was also invited to display some more of my work. The painting was also used for all the advertising of the Show jumping competition and appeared in various Horse Magazines and on all brochures. The same will happen with the next painting. I look at other artists and see that I still have quite a way to go to get to the high standard that some artists have achieved, but I’m happily working towards that.
On my daily travels moderating the student forum, helping out where ever I can with students questions and artwork, I happened upon this fabulous watercolour created by a student studying our Drawing and Painting Diploma. One of the submissions for the course is to paint a view looking towards a window. The student has not only painted a beautiful view but has very cleverly included his monitor within the scene along with our college website on the screen! I thought this was fabulous and asked the student if we could showcase it here. we wish this student the best of luck with his submission, looking forward to seeing more paintings from them in the coming weeks and months.
Vanessa Weaver, tutor for the Graphic Design Diploma, emailed me recently to ask if I would add one of her students artwork on the blog and website. Christine is doing extremely well and you can see some of her recent work below.
“Christine has just finished the Packaging study unit of the Graphic Design course and I really like the way she went about sourcing ideas. Christine chose to design a box of tea bags. Initially she listed potential names for the product, along with a variety of quotes that she found. These eventually inspired her towards the final design route. The surface graphics are lively and fun and demonstrate how effective research can empower ideas.”
We wish Christine the best of luck with her next design work and im sure she is going to have a great career ahead of her!
Julie Douglas emailed me a wonderful piece of artwork completed by one of her students currently studying on the coloured pencil course.You can now see this piece in our student gallery. Why not take a look around at some of the delightful pieces of artwork there on display.