Craig Wylie: Painting From Life

February 17th, 2-4pm

Craig Wylie_By Antony Lycett

Award winning painter Craig Wylie will be demonstrating how he goes about making a study in oil from a life model. The workshop will take place in the gallery during Wylie’s exhibition “Studies for a Painting”. Surrounded by drawings from his studio and one of his large scale oil paintings he will explain his process – from making initial decisons about composition and palette, to the lighting and pose of the figure.

Over the course of 2 hours Wylie will develop an oil painted study from a life model posing within the gallery space and the audience will be able to interact with the artist, ask questions and enjoy the spectacle of watching this masterful painter at work.

Born in Masvingo, Zimbabwe in 1973, Wylie studied Fine Art at Rhodes University in South Africa. He moved to London in 1998 and went on to gain great success and critical acclaim for his figurative work. Among such distinctions as winning the BP Portrait Award in 2008 and being commissioned by the National Portrait Gallery to paint Dame Kelly Holmes for their permanent collection, Wylie has consistently pursued the human form as his subject.

Included in your ticket price is an A5 sketchbook and pencil to make your own observational sketches from the model (this is not obligatory!). Tea, coffee and refreshments will also be provided during a break.

We hope you can join us for this special opportunity to watch Craig at work, learn about his artistic practice and develop your own.

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(photo: Anthony Lycett)

Written by Nina Fowler