Grace Bailey is an artist whose work explores the concepts of power, beauty and empathy and their relationship with one another, underpinned by a range of portrait treatments and purposes.
The new year has well and truly started after a very frenetic 2014 which included two overseas and three interstate live painting gigs as well as a six week artist’s residency in Cairns. Since mid – October I’ve been more than occupied moving house!
The new house means a new studio and room to teach in the 15m x 13m studio! Workshops are on their way and dates will be advised. Email me on email@example.com (don’t forget the g between the bailey and the grace) to express your interest. The range on offer will be mixed media, beginner’s watercolour, prophetic art, drawing, portraiture and acrylic/oil painting.
In the meantime, I’m very excited about the first “away” workshop in balmy Grafton in April.
Grafton Mixed Media workshop at Fay Boyd’s Fine Art School
April 12th – April 16th
Fay Boyd has operated a yearly “artsfest” in Grafton for many years. There are 14 different classes with tutors such as Amanda Hyatt, Patrick Carroll and Herman Pekel. It promises to be a fabulous time as around 130 -150 people get together to talk, breathe and create art with seriously good teachers.
The workshop I’m running is Mixed Media and it should be loads of fun even if you’ve never painted before! With the can-do attitude that there are no rules in art, this workshop will both challenge and expand your repertoire using a number of different experimental effects, including paint, underlay and applied texture. We’ll go after the “happy accident” that takes an image from the ordinary to something special. During the workshop, you’ll create a number of works including a portrait, a landscape and a close-up study before embarking on your own project using acrylics and textural effects. You can use oils if you prefer but you’ll need low odour turps and it’s messy to take home! We’ll go through the basics of how to enlarge an image and transfer it to a surface, before you get to play with lots of different textures to create really cool effects. I’ll show you the concepts and you’ll develop your own works. With plenty of demonstrations, one-on-one attention and lots of laughs, this workshop is a great investment that is suitable for beginners right through to competent painters. Open to all comers 16 years and over.
For more information go to www.fayboyd’sfineartschool.com. Come and join the fun with lots of like-minded people to meet, art skills to grow and great weather!