Heather Miller – Fast and Loose Acrylics
All Materials Included
This workshop is ideal for people starting out in this brilliant medium. You will learn how to get the best out of acrylics, what brushes and paints to use and techniques for lively mark making. Taking a landscape as the subject, there will be a focus on colour mixing and tone.
You will have the opportunity (optional) to work standing at a studio easel, giving you space and freedom to approach your painting in a loose expressive way.
At the end of the day you will have a finished a 20 x 16 (approx.) canvas to take away with you and new techniques to experiment with.
Includes homemade lunch and refreshments
About the artist
Inspired by a love of nature, my aim as an artist is to intrigue the viewer and draw them into my work. I work mindfully exploring colour and light in each painting, conscious of how these elements lift the spirit and encourage connection with the subject.
The seasons, water and changing light all provide rich influences. My paintings are an emotional response to what I see rather than a facsimile encouraging the viewer to find something different each time they look. I work Mainly in acrylics paints which lend themselves to working quickly and expressively with a glorious array of colours.
Although I enjoyed art from a young age, I only started to paint seriously when I moved to Abu Dhabi with my husband and young family. The change of culture and scenery awakened a creative spark and I knew I had to paint.
I have previously exhibited paintings and life drawings at Contemporary Art Fairs, Art Shed, The JoeDaisy Studio, The Maynard Gallery, Gravelly Barn, Art Van Go and various art shows. I studied at the Open College of Art and have had many wonderful teachers who have helped and inspired me.
What you will need to bring
Any brushes you have, the larger the better, there will be some available to borrow.
Palette (tear off type work well)
Apron or work clothes