May .My venture in to on - line tuition through Arttutor.com has now become live! Do have a look at www.arttutor.com/artist/beckysamuelson
There are a number of video art lessons in this series of acrylic lessons in coastal / seascape painting, from easy through to more complicated.
2013 has started off hopefully as it means to go on with two busy, enjoyable and successful workshops at The George Hotel in Yarmouth. The first workshop in Feb was 'Pen & Wash' followed by 'Watercolour Sky and Seascapes' in March.
May. I have just returned from a lovely week away teaching on a painting holiday in the Wye Valley. The weather only did the dirty on us one day so we were able to paint on location for four of the days and be studio based for the 5th day. Symonds Yat, Tintern, Ross on Wye and St Briavels gave us some memorable painting spots.
My course in Portugal next year through Cheddar Painting Holidays has got off to a good start with bookings... so if you are interested do make contact quickly!!
Just building up to the first exhibition of 'Vectis Artisans' a group of artists brought together by Murray Ince in June at Quarr Abbey, followed shortly by The Society of Women Artists Exhibition at the Mall Galleries, London
Open Studios will see the Isle of Wight's artists opening their studios. Do come and have a look at what I have been doing; it's lovely to see people and chat about paintings. This is over the weekend of Friday July 26 - Monday July 29 My studio is in our back garden but will be well signposted.
Exciting news on the Painting holiday front is that I will be teaching in Portugal march 2014 through Cheddar Painting Holidays! Full details are on the tuition page but what a lovely spot it looks.
The first half of 2012 was wonderfully full, starting with two day workshops at the George Hotel, Yarmouth in February and March on watercolour seascapes and pen and wash. A lovely setting and we were really well looked after.
My weekly classes, both privately and through the Isle of Wight College have been busy and full and there have also been a number of workshops and demonstrations to local art groups throughout the year plus some individual tuition.
The first of two painting holidays through ‘Cheddar Painting Holidays’ took place in May and we stayed in the village of Exford, Devon. We were so lucky to have a moderately dry week after all the deluge, just the first morning rained off and were therefore able to visit all the planned painting locations. A beautiful spot to paint in and another great group of artists plus many non -painting partners. Super to see the confidence and painting skills developing during the holiday.
The second holiday on the Isle of Wight was equally enjoyable despite a couple of damp days. We had a memorable day at The Folly Inn on the River Medina, fantastic subject matter. The views through Bembridge harbour provide an ever changing vista with inspirational views. I always love the 'action' here which varies from reflective and quiet scenes to competitive helmsmen and crew racing their boats. Evenings were just as merry with us all gathering and meeting up at Bourne Hall hotel and finding out what the non painting guests had got up to in the day!
I look forward to next year in The Wye Valley in May and the Isle of Wight in July 2013
ON LINE TUITION COMING SOON!
| I have just returned from a visit to Liverpool where I filmed a progressive course on coastal scenes in Acrylic through www.arttutor.com/artist/beckysamuelson |
I had an exciting three days and these videos will be available from May 2013 along side other professional artist's videos covering all mediums and subjects. Take a look at their great membership plans.
Isle of Wight painting holiday 2012
I have been asked for many years to run residential courses on the Isle of Wight and organised by Cheddar Painting Holidays we had another super week in September staying at Bourne Hall Hotel Shanklin. There were 10 painters this year and it was lovely to also meet some non painting partners. Similarly to last year the hotel and location was perfect and it was a really enjoyable week. Lovely to teach on ‘home ground’!
Roll on July 2013 when we will be there again.
2011 was a full year for exhibitions, the summer noticeably busy with an exhibition at Ventnor Botanic Gardens, swiftly followed by a month long solo show at The Rope Store Gallery Quay Arts and then Open Studios.
I took part in a London Exhibition in aid of UK Youth and held at The Royal College of Arts in October. For November and December I have teamed up with the brilliant Garlic Farm at Newchurch to exhibit there.
2012 has also been very busy starting with an Easter exhibition at Brading Roman Villa. In July 'Open Studios' and an exhibition at Seaview Arts has kept me very busy to date with new collections for both venues.
The summer exhibitions and the annual 'Art for Youth' were equally enjoyable and stimulating to be involved in.
My studio is always open so please do feel able to drop in or telephone in advance if you prefer.