Gwenda Reavley

My name Gwenda Reavley and I am taking the Pet Portrait Diploma Course with tutor Gayle Mason. Here is my pastel pencil picture of French Bulldogs Ralph and Hugo. They are my granddaughter’s much loved pets. Great practice for my pet course.
Gwen 

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Dessislava Tchaneva-Cozmolici

We have received this beautiful painting from Dessi below, for inclusion on our College News Blog. Isn’t it wonderful! The reflections of the trees in the still water are beautiful. There is so much to look at and your eye flows around the painting with ease. This is what Dessi said….

My name is Dessislava Tchaneva-Cozmolici, or Dessi for short. I am doing the Landscape Diploma Course. I would love my painting to be featured,
Thank you so much!
Kind Regards
Dessi

Dessislava Tchaneva-Cozmolici

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Weekend Challenge Artwork!

Here are just a couple of the images posted on our Facebook group by students, Pauline Burke, Nicola Young and Magdalena Anna Piwowarczyk‎. If any of our students missed the post this weekend, we challenged our students to draw or paint in any media, an insect on a flower. They could use the photo we provided or their own interpretation and ideas! Aren’t they wonderful! Stay tuned this weekend, for the next challenge.

Pauline Burke – A taste of honey!
Magdalena Anna Piwowarczyk‎
Nicola Young

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Susan Badham

Intro: I am thoroughly enjoy my Pastel course. I believe it has given me the opportunity to be more experimental In my art work with very helpful comments from Monika.

My First pice of artwork. The flowing lines of this piece of work reflects my enjoyment of Beethoven’s music 

The Mandala with its greens, browns, blue, white and yellow (earth, water, sky, clouds, snow and sunshine) reflects my love of nature and delight in being out of doors, in all but the worst weather.

The 3rd work reflects a city with all the hub of life which has developed over the centuries along the course of its meandering, life sustaining river.

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Weekend Art Challenge

Draw an insect and flower!

Welcome to this weeks – Weekend Art Challenge. We challenge you to turn off your TV and pick up your pencil and sketchbook, or your paintbrush and paper. You can even draw digitally on your ipad or tablet.

Your challenge this week is to draw or paint an insect on a flower. It can be using the photo above, your own photo, or from your imagination! Make it abstract or realistic. The choice is yours!

Post your artwork on our Facebook Group page and we will feature the best here on our blog soon!

Have fun!!!

Kelly Brice

Kelly is studying with Alan Dedman on the Drawing and Painting Diploma Course and has emailed us some of her pieces from her final set of work. They are so colourful and beautiful and we are really pleased to be able to show them on our college news blog. Kelly said….

“I have been drawing for as long as I can remember. I took G.C.S.E Art and joined local art societies. I’m especially inspired by Disney animated films and characters, and love the black outline on characters in the old style 2D animated films. I also love to paint pet portraits.

I have had a go at all kinds of mediums, Acrylics mostly, watercolour, and I also love to paint digitally using the Artrage app on my tablet. I used to teach an after school art club at my eldest daughters Primary school, which I thoroughly enjoyed. I now paint and offer work on Etsy”

Kelly’s Ety Shop – kellybartistry
Instagram – @kellyb.artistry

Rachel Malpass

This blog post written by our lovely tutor Vanessa Weaver who teaches our Graphic Design Art Diploma Course.

I want to celebrate the work of Rachel Malpass, who has recently completed the Graphics course with a distinction. Many of you might remember her work, as she entered the annual student competition this year with this lovely illustration encouraging tourists to visit Japan. You can see Rachel’s artwork below. This wonderful montage of images has been carefully composed and the I love the extremes of tonal work within it.

For Rachel’s final submission, she designed an advert for a range of baby products, which resulted another fantastic illustration. I hope everyone enjoys viewing this colourful idea. 

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Mark Highfield

Three wonderful pieces of artwork today from student Mark Highfield who is currently studying the Watercolour Diploma Course. We hope you enjoy viewing them!

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Sarah Buckingham

Maggy Roberts, the tutor for the Illustrating Children’s Books Diploma Course emailed me this wonderful image for our blog. We absolutly love the illustration and Sarah said to Maggy…

“The exercise at first filled me with fear as I am not confident with drawing animals. However, I rather love elephants and their majestic clumsiness, so once I got started I really enjoyed the process. I am not a great cartoonist, which I recognise, so I leant towards simplicity of line and trying to capture the movement that told the most story. As with many illustrations, the character took over and my elephant chose to do some yoga, in the way that I imagine an elephant would, with great earnestness yet inhibited by his great size. I tried to keep the colours simple whilst implying texture and mass. Overall, I was pleased with the outcome, which surprised me as I did not think I would be.”

Sarah Buckingham
Illustrating Childresn Books Diploma Course