Have just learned that I have been awarded the British Sporting Art Trust’s Summer Workshop Bursary Award for 2015! So excited! I am indebted to them as there is no way I could have afforded to attend the workshop under my own steam.
So, schedules re arranged and leaving the patient husband and son behind I will be packing up the car full of painting supplies at the end of this month and heading off to Porlock in Somerset for a whole week of painting and drawing from life, under the tutelage of renowned artists Malcolm Coward SEA, Colin Allbrook RI RSMA SEA and Barry Peckham ROI SEA Assoc RSMA. Its such an opportunity to have access to these artists and get to spend the week just on my artwork. I was very lucky last year to be given a loan from a very kind friend which meant I could afford to spend two days at this workshop last year, I was totally in the doldrums with my work and I cannot believe how much I benefited from those two, oh so short days. I would urge any artist, no matter how experienced or beginner to attend workshops if they can, the benefits are immense, and of course you get the chance to meet and befriend like minded people. I wonder what this year will bring?