Expressive Coastal Art Workshops with artist Tracey Ross
Saturday 30th June & Saturday 7th July 2018 – 10am-4pm
at Burnham Overy Staithe Village Hall, New Road, PE31 8JD
This year I am running 2 exciting workshops called ‘from sketch to painting’. Enjoy a day using mixed media techniques, suitable for beginners and the more experienced artists who want to develop their work further.
The idea is to spend the morning sketching along the coastal path and around the harbour of Burnham Overy Staithe and to gain some hands on experience with sketching out in the open. If it is too wet to sketch we shall use this time working in the village hall.
Then after lunch everyone will choose one of their sketches to work up into a final painting using mixed media. There will be tuition and demonstrations throughout the day with useful tips on how I work as an artist. The aim is for everyone to have a fun and enjoyable day learning lots of new ideas about the challenges of sketching and how to take a sketch into a painting.
The cost for the day is £50 per person.
Please bring your own art materials for the day and a packed lunch. A materials list will be provided once your booking has been confirmed.
Tea, coffee, cold refreshments and biscuits will be available.
All workshops need to be paid in full beforehand and any fees will not be refundable in the event of a student’s non-attendance.
If you’d like to book a place do email me email@example.com or call me on 07786 401396
Just a few ideas for some last minute gift ideas – these original small scale artworks measure 15x15cm square and there’s free postage and packaging during December. Price £95 each or £165 for two. I also have a selection of professionally printed giclee prints and a wide range of greeting cards available.
Alternatively, why not enjoy treating yourself or someone else to one of my mixed media art courses next summer where I shall be running two art workshops at Burnham Overy Staithe village hall on Saturday 30th June and Saturday 7th July 2018. Time 10am till 4pm. £50 per person. Please do contact me for more information
Wishing you a very Merry Christmas from the studio and a Happy New Year.
Following on from the success of my 2016 exhibition, I am delighted to announce my second solo show at Creake Abbey cafe in North Creake for 2018. Opening 12th June – 11th September this exhibition shall feature a new collection of artwork exploring the beauty of the North Norfolk coastline. Work is already underway to create a vibrant show of large colourful artworks which aim to capture a spiritual moment of this stunning coast on canvas. This three month show will be well worth visiting!
Creake Abbey Cafe, North Creake, Norfolk, NR21 9LF
Enjoyed meeting the two Paul’s from Norfolk by Design who came to visit my studio and selected several pieces to exhibit on their website. Norfolk by Design has grown a large following by holding several Pop Up events around the county, including holding an event at Houghton Hall during the summer which showcased many of ‘Norfolk’s finest designer-makers and craftspeople’
Norfolk is famous for its vast skies and stunning light and the winter season has so much to offer even on a very dull day! Mixing tones of various greys using Paynes grey, Ultramarine blue, Titanium White and a hint of purple does wonders for capturing the coastal light over the marshes. This painting ‘Salty Marsh Sky’ shows how I’ve used these colours to depict a winter sky over the marshes at Stiffkey. By working quickly and applying layers of thin paint either with a brush or palette knife an interesting sky effect can bring the drama of the sky to life!
Call to Artists Wells Maltings Trust CONNECTION : OPEN 2018
Celebrating the best East Anglian art to launch Wells Maltings Art SpaceArtists with an East Anglian connection are invited to submit works for the exciting launch exhibition at the new Wells Maltings art space, opening Spring 2018. CONNECTION : OPEN 2018 will bring together the best artists with an affinity to the East Anglian Region to showcase the new art space within the landmark Maltings buildings on Staithe Street, Wells-next-the-Sea. Featuring 2-dimensional work in all mediums CONNECTION : OPEN 2018 offers a unique opportunity to view and purchase work by artists at every level of their career, from emerging talent to established figures. Works will be for sale, with the Maltings taking a 20% commission. A programme of activities, workshops and demonstrations will be run alongside the exhibition, for which there is an opportunity for artists to get involved and interact with the public.
Autumnal inspiration – the golden seasonal changes of autumn are here –
October has been mild and sunny and the vibrant kaleidoscope colours of autumn are having an impact on my recent sketches and paintings. The stunning plum and blackberry colours contrast well with the spectacular shades of moss and golden greens. One of the best ways to mix greens is by using two colours: Paynes Gray and Yellow, I love using a Lemon Yellow. See below for a quick demonstration showing the various colours achieved using just Paynes Gray and three yellows. All the colours used are acrylics.
‘Soft Tidal Creeks’ is now on show at Pocock’s the Artmonger Gallery in Burnham Market – I loved painting this one.
These recent paintings are influence by my inspiring stay at the Watch House at Blakeney Point. The soft tones and tactile elements of the mixed media reflects the mood and ambience experienced whilst sketching the creeks.
Below ‘ Samphire & Sea Lavender’ available though Pocock’s Gallery, Burnham Market- http://www.theartmonger.co.uk/
A BIG thank you to everyone who came along to visit my solo show and to everyone for all of your support – it was very well received with lots of sales and interest in my workshops for 2018. I’d like to express my deep gratitude of thanks to Laura who made everything run like clockwork.
‘Reconciliation’ This latest painting is now showing at The Tess Aniley Gallery in Holt.
PAINTERS – at the Black Barn, Cockley Cley, Nr Swaffham, PE37 8AN. The PAINTERS exhibition curated by Hugh Pilkington. Opening times Sat 19th 20th 26th 27th Aug times 11am – 1pm A stunning collection of artists including Mari French, Ann Allanson, Kate Giles, Elaine Banham and Michael Horn. Well worth seeing if you love paint!
I’m now taking a short break to be STILL before beginning a new body of work. Time for some peace and to enjoy the August light with lots of slow walks along the coast.
Busy getting everything finished off, framed and ready for my solo show at Pocock’s the Artmonger Gallery in Burnham Market. For those who enjoy seeing sketchbooks I shall have mine on display showing how I use mixed media in my sketches giving an insight into the process of creating the finished paintings. The show opens on Saturday 22nd July until Sunday 6th August. Open daily Monday – Saturday 10am-5pm, Sunday 12-4pm. All welcome.