Friday, 28 October 2016

Students stand tall at Higham Hall


A great time had by all at Buttermere painting and drawing...and sharing a joke or three!

What another great group of art students I have the joy to spend a week with teaching at Higham Hall in September.

Mixing great studio days and inspirational outdoor painting days in different locations around the Lake District close to Higham Hall we had a ball!

Atmospheric light at Buttermere - a perfect and popular location for our painting days in the heart of Cumbria close to Higham Hall


Dramatic light at Buttermere

Capturing the dramatic light with expression during my demonstration along the shore of Buttermere

The mixed media painting well underway

That smile says it all! Maureen enjoying the day

Great painting, and another smile that matches the weather!

Painting at Buttermere...just a little different than Manchester ladies!

Painting at Buttermere...just a little different than London!

Look behind you...another inspirational view of Grasmoor Fell seen from the shores of Buttermere

Always a favourite painting spot is Buttermere. The journey through Newlands valley (one of my favourite in The Lake District) and a scenic tour on our return past Crummock Water to historical Higham Hall rounded off the day perfectly for just one of our outings. The work everyone did inspired by the location of Buttermere was outstanding.

Rachel's lovely modern mixed media interpretation of Grasmoor Fell.


Great student results from the mixed media drawing and painting day at Buttermere

Mixed media studio days and evening demonstrations packed a lot in to our art week as well and it was thrilling to see how everyone really loved what they were doing by creating yet more great work.


Wonderful studio mixed media paintings created at Higham Hall. bright, modern and colourful - marvelous!


Classmates enjoying the wonderful 'Indian Summer' weather painting in the studio courtyard at Higham Hall

The Grounds at Higham Hall, being a real inspiration in themselves, provided the perfect opportunity for Rachel to use the great weather and paint a lovely contemporary and modern interpretation of the gardens during our great art week.

Rachel's amazing, modern and colourful acrylic painting of one of the unique intimate garden corners at Higham Hall

It wasn't all busy brushes! Between our friendly and relaxing social evening get togethers we had some time out too to explore the wonderful local landscape close to Higham Hall.

Rachel at the ancient stone circle a short walk away close to Higham Hall
Sharing the joy and special ambience that is...Higham Hall!

A great time had by all with wonderful work created all week at Higham Hall. An absolute joy to teach such a great group in an amazing and unique setting in the unspoilt Western Fells of Cumbria. I hope we all meet again soon!

New 2017 Expressive Mixed media Art Holidays at Higham Hall

Higham Hall - a wonderful top class venue for your art holidays in the unspoilt region of the Western Fells in Cumbria
Three brand new expressive painting mixed media art holidays with me at Higham Hall are now online.

'Garden Impressions' in May '17 will be a real colourful contrast to our landscape themed art holidays. By exploring the grounds in detail with paint and brush at Higham Hall (there is much to inspire) and painting locally at historical Mirehouse (by special permission) close to Higham Hall, this will be a very different art holiday indeed.




Bookings now being taken for all these exciting art holidays in 2017. Limited places only to 12 places maximum. for more details contact Higham Hall on 017687 76276
Office hours 09:00 to 17:00


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