70th Anniversary – St Ives Artists – Peter Lanyon: A New Point of View
‘I want to show what I know and what I feel. Not just what I see.’
Before it can be painted, the landscape must be experienced and that is why many innovative landscape artists are adventurers too, immersing themselves in different climates, geologies and cultures in order to discover new forms, a fresh palette or even a novel way of working. It’s why Towne climbed mountains in Switzerland, Turner lashed himself to a ship’s mast in a storm and Ravilious attempted a perilous journey to Iceland. That all-too-elusive masterpiece is always somewhere over the next horizon…
Seventy years ago, Peter Lanyon was regularly taking to the skies in his glider to gain a new perspective on his beloved Cornwall and then to combine its geology, history, people and myth in mixed media paintings of exhilarating complexity and originality.
Using Lanyon as our inspiration, this course seeks to challenge the conventional point-of -view of landscape painting in order to help us re-experience it in our own art, in watercolour, charcoal, graphite and gouache.
This practical, one day course is ideal for anyone who wishes to get to grips with abstraction or paint more freely.
David Chandler began teaching art to adults over twenty years ago. At home, in Somerset, more than ninety students attend his regular classes in drawing and painting. He has lectured and demonstrated to Art Societies throughout the UK, painted on Channel 4, TSW and HTV and is the author and presenter of two DVD tutorials for watercolourists. Since 1999, he has led many painting courses in France, Italy, Switzerland and Spain. In 2011, he co-founded Frome Community Education, a not-for-profit organization that delivers more than thirty different leisure classes to adult learners in Somerset. He is also the writer and presenter of Seeing Things on FromeFM, a monthly radio programme about the visual arts and is currently working on a practical book for watercolourists for Ilex Press in association with the Tate.
Dillington House wishes to reassure everyone that we are working closely with Somerset County Council to ensure every measure is being taken to make Dillington House a safe place for everyone.
All course participants will be sent further guidance prior to the course date.
Dillington House is following Government guidelines and adhering to new guidance including local or national lockdowns.
All places booked can be transferred or refunded in the event this course is cancelled. Individuals who are affected by local lockdowns will be able to transfer to an alternative course. All other terms and conditions apply.