A perfect partnership at Art Materials Live in Birmingham!
The 2014 event proved just as popular as the last except for me there was one major difference...I was working this time, first for ‘The Artist’ magazine teaching expressive painting techniques (sponsored by Daler-Rowney using ‘System 3’ and ‘Heavy Body’ acrylics) on 6 November and then, for the rest of the event until 9 November I was also delighted to be working with the French team representing Canson on their stand.
The workshops for ‘The Artist’ magazine proved to be a real success with all the students involved creating some exceptional paintings with lots of layering techniques for their colourful and creative paintings of ‘lily ponds and reflections.’
With students of mixed levels of ability creating such great results every time there was a real buzz in each workshop. Behind the scenes Caroline Griffiths (events coordinator) and Sally Bulgin (the editor of ‘The Artist’ magazine), helped support the workshops in a very big way with their superb organisational skills and help with so much more ensuring everything ran just so smoothly. A great team and I was glad to be part of it. The best thing though for me was to have inspired all the students who took part to see things a little differently, loosen up their style and for others, to shake the rust of their boxed art skills and help them become creative again!