Creative Watercolour and Modern Watercolour Courses
An important component of my practice is teaching. I teach three, year long courses at the Mary Ward Adult Education Centre in central London. The courses have been devised and developed over a period of ten years and include much of what is relevant to me in my own work, for instance the behaviour of water and natural processes in materials.
The title Creative Watercolour is an umbrella term for courses which develop artistic freedom through using the wide reach of watercolour to explore the creative process.
I refer copiously in method and idea, to the inspired watercolour works of an interesting array of significant artists namely JMW Turner, Gerhard Richter, Georgia O’Keeffe, Maggi Hambling, August Rodin, Callum Innes, William Tillyer, John Cage, Francesco Clemente, Emil Nolde, Henry Moore, Joseph Beuys and more.
The immediacy and flexibility of the watercolour medium deem it particularly fit for work that explores intimate, personal and detailed subject matter and then can expand to take on larger scale, more general and objective ideas and subjects. It’s use can help people observe and experience the world around and within themselves.