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Spring Painting Retreat

Richard Ian Heys Fine Artist

2 Apr 2024

Catching the Spirit: Shaping the Fleeting Moment


by exploring accident and intention

Join me for these four days to step out of everyday life and into the immersive, colourful world of the studio – painting in the beautiful surrounds of Emerson College. In this process led workshop I will demonstrate and share techniques and approaches to the dynamics of painting. In the workshop we will explore Presence in abstract painting, deepening colour space with structure and light. We will build compositions, experience relationships and wholeness focusing on colour moods and placement.

Paul Valery defined the artistic experience of creation as that of a ‘Statu Nascendi’, a free coming into being, an activity leading to the revelation of something new. It is possible in this way to free ourselves from the influence, known styles and ambitions of others, seeing clearly and hearing more deeply our own authentic voice.

We will use the immediacy, vibrancy and sensitive versatility of acrylics to develop these dynamics in our exciting colour conversations.

Tuition fee: £360

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