Ken Howard’s Switzerland in the Footsteps of Turner is to be published on January 16th 2013.
Melvyn Petterson’s drypoint December Derwent Water was won by NEAC Friend Mrs. Christiane Drewes-Wright in the annual random draw of a Friend’s name.
December Derwent Water – Melvyn Petterson
Congratulations to New English Friend Janice Gordon who won a case of champagne in the random draw thanking Friends for sending us their email addresses. For the latest on what’s happening with the New English, send your email address to jasonbowyer@
newenglishartclub.co.uk and we’ll keep you up-to-date with activities.
Dawn Sidoli’s fond remembrance of Rita Greig dates back to 1980. “Rita was very lively, but her style of painting was gentle and skilful and taught me much about composition, tone and representation.” The two artists were led by their love of painting and travel to visit and depict Scotland, Wales, France, Venice and the Italian coast.
Teddy Bears – Rita Grieg
June Berry’s work (shown here) won “Highly Commended” at last year’s Sunday Times Watercolour Competition.
A French Farmyard – June Berry
Sarah Spencer’s work was included in the book 500 Portraits, a publication of the National Portrait Gallery in celebration of the BP Portrait Award.
Working sketch – Sarah Spencer
New books and DVDs by NEAC Members
Richard Pikesley’s new DVD Creating Light In Oil is available from APV Films, www.apvfilms.com.
Evening Light, Lyme Regis – Richard Pikelsey
Jenny Wheatley’s book, Adventurous Watercolour, is published by Batsford. The DVD is from APV Films (www.apvfilms.com).
Peter Brown’s 2013 Calendar: The Bath paintings is available from www.neac.co.uk, Pete’s website, the Mall Galleries, and from Waterstones and the Victoria Art Gallery in Bath.
Rue de la Roquette, Paris – Peter Brown
Anthony Green’s book Flowers, Clouds, Corsets and a Cactus is now available from firstname.lastname@example.org for £20. An insight in Green’s own words into what has inspired him for over 60 years, explaining the narratives in his pictures and how he composes and constructs a work. Over 60 illustrations.
Charles Williams’ book, Basic Drawing: How to Draw What You See, is the fruit of years of teaching people to draw. Full of exercises, suggestions, anecdotes and many illustrative drawings by Charles and other Drawing School faculty (Tom Coates, Karn Holly, Julie Jackson and more). From www.halebooks.com and Amazon.
Young Man in the Snow – Charles Williams
DRAWING SCHOOL NEWS
Karn Holly has been running an excellent all-day drawing session at the Victoria & Albert Museum for the last two terms. It's a perfect example of the Drawing School philosophy, individual tuition from a practising artist, building up a personal and intense relationship over a sustained period.
We’re looking into starting Beginners' classes, in response to several inquiries we have had recently. If anyone else is interested, please do contact us email@example.com