A watercolour workshop runs weekly in a beautiful intimate space, paintings adorn the walls, some finished, some samples and some still a work in progress. Strong relationships have been formed over many years with a group who sit around a large table, with paint brushes poised they talk, laugh and solve the world’s problems.
This exhibition is about their process and learning techniques, an exhibition that has blossomed over time.
Andrea Wyatt runs these workshops, she has recently taken over from Janet Ayliffe who ran them for many years and Janet is now concentrating on her own art practice.
Andrea says ‘Tuesday is a day when two watercolour classes come together for half a day each of talking, sharing, learning new painting techniques and practicing old ones. Painting can be great therapy for anybody, and in doing so within a group, it can forge strong friendships.
Classes generally start with a background talk and demonstration of the particular topic for the day, then discussions are encouraged as to what others know and have learnt on the subjects. It is a great achievement to finish a painting - knowing when to stop is often the hardest thing’.