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I have continued drawing and painting in situ, and then from memory, at sites in Suffolk, Provence and as an artist in residence at (Sir Michael Morritz’s estate) Borgo Pignano in Tuscany.

 

 

 


 

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ecclesiastical commissions

Silent Colour Meditation


For the last year I was artist in residence at St Edmundsbury Cathedral, Bury St Edmunds. Silent Colour Meditation was a project in which 153 people volunteered to come and share thirty minutes of silence with me, whilst I painted an interpretation of this experience in colours they choose. The heads were then hung chronologically around the walls of the Cathedral to create a great cloud of witnesses.

Silent Colour Meditation

Silent Colour Meditation


The aim was to reverse my usual practice of going out alone into the landscape, where I have complete agency. Here the process was a tightly constrained format, a collaboration, repeated in exactly the same manner with complete strangers, to a timetable. I intended to introduce each person to the practice of meditation, with the addition of them being attended to by the artist’s gaze. The sessions often precipitated profound experiences of consolation, detachment or desolation, but were seldom bland. It was an exceptional privilege for me and transformed how I paint and see the interaction between artist and subject. The exhibition runs from 3rd of November 2016 to 4th of February 2017. Each painting is oil on wood, 35.5 x 28cm, February to September 2016.


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forthcoming exhibitions

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teaching

The Royal Drawing School
I currently teach at The Drawing School Central and Shoreditch on a range of courses, which change on a termly basis, including: redrawing London, drawing the story, drawing at the National Gallery, Turner/Blake/Hogarth in London, rhythm, form, space at the V & A,and drawing from film.

For more information, visit: www.royaldrawingschool.org

West Dean College
the vision of colour: 26 - 31 March 2017
liminal light 1 – 3 April 2017
adventurous drawing and colour: 26 - 29 May 2017
collage mixed media and process: 27 August -1 September 2017

For more information, visit: www.westdean.org.uk

Arts in Provence
Drawn to Colour: 24 June - 8 July 2017
For more information, visit: www.artsinprovence.com

For more information, visit: www.artsinprovence.com

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