Landscape and Colour in Suffolk
Exploring colour, light and shape in the Suffolk landscape
- Dates: 17th - 21st June 2019
- Location: Berghersh Place, Suffolk 10am - 4.30pm (ends Friday 3.30pm)
- Price: £650
One of the hallmarks of Modern painting has been the distinctive shift from the primacy of narrative towards an exploration of the medium of paint itself, so that a painting is concerned only superficially with its subject, but much more profoundly with ideas about light, colour, space, shape and design. This is not to say that the artist is unmoved by, or disengaged with, the subject, but simply that through exploring the abstract qualities mentioned above a much deeper resonance is revealed. In the hands of a good painter, a landscape painting can evoke many mysteries, can be spiritual or earthy, intimate or expansive, triumphant or melancholic.
During this course we will consider the very different ways in which a subject can be treated and how to express varied mood and feeling. We will discuss the role of colour in expressing these themes, and the importance of subject selection and simplification in endeavouring to achieve an overall sense of unity and design. Students will be encouraged to develop a personal response to the landscape, and to find their own voice in expressing their ideas.
The 5 day course in Suffolk will be held at Berghersh Place, a delightful country house with beautiful gardens and a newly built studio. We will be focusing on painting out of doors in the Suffolk landscape, both by the sea, and in and around the gardens at Berghersh. The course is non-residential, but will include lunch and refreshments every day. Hugo lived in Suffolk for 15 years, and is passionate about its huge skies and inimitable quality of light.
To secure a place on the course a non-refundable deposit of 50% is required*, this can be paid through the button on the left of this page (you do not need a PayPal account to pay this way). If a bank transfer or cheque is preferable, please contact: email@example.com for details. The remainder of the course fee is required four weeks prior to course commencement.
Places on courses are limited so allocation will be made on a first come, first served basis .Studio Hugo Grenville reserves the right to cancel for whatever reason. In the event of cancellation you will be advised of vacancies on alternative courses. If you do not wish to book on an alternative course, a full refund will be given when Studio Hugo Grenville cancels.
*In the event of cancellation by the student, we will endeavour to fill your place and if successful we will refund your deposit, if we are unable to fill your place the deposit will be non-refundable.
Hugo Grenville is regarded as one of the country’s leading colourist painters, internationally recognised and represented by galleries in New York, Palm Beach, London and Amsterdam. Hugo’s work is grounded in the need to celebrate life, and to express our sense of existence through recognition of the transforming power of colour and light.
He is also a revolutionary and inspiring teacher who has taught intermittently for 25 years, both from his studio, and at other institutions including Falmouth School of Art and the V&A Museum. His fabric designs were included in the Liberty’s Summer Collection 2011, and he writes occasionally for The Artist magazine.