Heather Miller – Getting Started in Abstracts
All Materials Included
This workshop is ideal for people who are new to abstraction. During the day Heather will be demonstrating ways to get started on your abstraction journey and a process to build and ‘find’ your abstract or semi abstract painting. You will first be working on a small canvas, practicing mark making and working intuitively and will then move on to working on a larger canvas exploring a process that you can use at any time to get you started. Don’t worry if you are new to acrylics, Heather will work with where you are and will be covering what brushes and paints to use and how to get the best from this brilliant medium.
At the end of the day, you will have a finished canvas to take away with you and new techniques and processes 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.
Apron or work clothes