I try to connect people to their environment with my art. I started out as a landscape painter, but it was only through undertaking a masters degree in 2009 that I realised the best way to connect people to their environment was to take them into that environment and get them to make the art! This is now the core of my practice and through my work I specialise in outdoor education and woodland management.
My sculptures are the result of many traditional processes and knowledge absorbed from travels in the Amazon & the Arctic, as well as Europe and the British Isles. I gather the raw materials myself and use these traditional skills over many days to create the finished piece.
See more about Greg at: www.greghumphries.co.uk
Explore the coastal environment of St Ives using all your senses. Take a step beyond the visual into the instinctive, sensory and abstract world of art making. Drawing and painting exercises and experiments on the beautiful beaches and cliffs outside our studio will expand your visual vocabulary, enabling you to create artwork that powerfully connects to the coastal elements.
Ideal if you are a total newcomer to oils, we have designed this course to give you the tips and tools you need to get you started. Learn simple and dynamic approaches to painting in oils, responding to landscape as well as working in the studio from still life. This will provide you with a thorough introduction to this versatile and accessible medium.
Creatives have long since favoured walking as a nourishing tonic for the imagination. Situate yourself in time and space. Open up possibilities for the unexpected to inspire and motivate you to get painting and drawing. Journey through dramatic swathes of West Cornwall’s landscape with supportive and inspirational tuition that opens the door into creativity.