What Shapes an Artist
Watch this recording of our live streamed conversation between artist tutor Alice Mumford and daughter Eleanor as they delve into questions such as why do we struggle to have the confidence to call ourselves an artist, what makes up the ‘creative compost’ of our lives and other fascinating insights into art, family and inspirational women.
Oh my that was an excellent session. Thank you so much Alice and Eleonor for your honesty and sharing such personal details of your own and the women in your family’s experience of being artists.
I found your mothers quote the most inspirational and resonates with my own journey. ‘A woman can do everything she wants but not all at the same time’. As an accomplished nurse midwife of 40 years (I wanted to be this from age 5 ) I’m now working towards being ‘an artist’Sandra Arthur
IWD2021 - Gallery
Gallery The 8th March marks International Women’s Day #IWD2021. We would love to see artwork you have created which is inspired by, depicts or celebrates female artists in some way – we welcome all interpretations! Share your own work with us to celebrate #IWD2021 using the tags #WomenArtistsInspire and #SchoolofPainting and feature in our gallery...
The Health Benefits of Life Drawing
Life drawing has slipped in and out of vogue in recent decades, but as public attention shifts to the importance of mental health and wellbeing, it is enjoying something of a resurgence. A recent study by the BBC and Newcastle University compared memory and cognition in a group of 30 adults: they asked 10 to walk briskly, 10 to do puzzles such as crosswords and sudoku and 10 to attend life drawing classes. The experiment took place over 8 weeks, with a series of tests carried out across the volunteers at the beginning of the study and at the end. The life drawers, it turned out, showed significant improvement in memory and cognitive function following the experiment.
How to Create a Colour Beginning
As seen in… A Fresh Start JMW Turner expert Hilary Gibson reveals how ‘colour beginnings’ formed the basis of the artist’s greatest oil paintings and shows you how to create one at home. During my career as an illustrator and art tutor, JMW Turner’s draughtsmanship and ‘colour beginnings’ have been a constant joy and inspiration....