Oil Painting for beginners with Guy Allott 12 Jan to 9 Mar 2018

Boarhunt Spaceship by Guy Allott 2005 Oil on canvas 113 x 129.5cm
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Come and learn step by step approaches to oil painting. We will cover materials and methods of oil painting including supports and surfaces, brushes and paint mediums. Students will learn colour mixing and ways of constructing images through contrasting tonal values, blocks of colour, line and texture. Much emphasis will be placed on the tactile handling of the paint. We will start by painting simple still life set ups. With a maximum of six students, this course will ensure you receive all the guidance you need to set yourself on the path to successful  oil painting.

Friday morning 10.30am to 1.30pm Half term 16 February 2018



Guy Allott at The Essential School of Painting

Guy Allott

London based Artist Guy Allot was born in the market town of Hexham Northumberland  in 1972, a graduate of Central Saint Martins (1999) and the Royal College of Art (2002), Guy is a versatile artist who works across several disciplines from painting to printmaking to sculpture and woodcuts.

As a young painter and sculptor he made playful cardboard maquettes of spaceships and paintings of surrealistic landscapes, sometimes combining the two in painted depictions of what he called Landscape Spaceships. By 2009 Guy work was noted to explore and subvert traditional representations of landscape in relation to man’s desire to explore and control nature; his paintings and sculptures present a fantastical merging of the philosophies of science and culture, offering a critique of historic social beliefs alongside an investigation into the contemporary.

Today Guy’s work appear in private collections in Europe, The United States and Asia. His work can also be found in Public and Corporate collection like Fidelity, the UBS Art Collection, The Royal Society, The British Library Collection and the Victoria &Albert Museum. Guy is the recipient of the First Base Award from ACAVA  (2003) and is one of the founders of IntoArts a charity that teaches painting and the arts to students with learning disabilities.

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