Turps Correspondence Course (2020-2021)

With the support of Arts Council England funding, I am studying on the Turps Correspondence Course.

A word about Turps (it’s really good and I would go as far as to say life-changing!):

Turps Correspondence Course is an innovative programme of online mentoring facilitated through critical, supportive written reviews delivered by a dedicated mentor. The course is aimed at painters who want to develop or reinvigorate their work, whether recently graduated from art school, mid career or those without any formal arts education.

The course is designed and structured to be delivered entirely online so that painters, based anywhere in the world and at any stage in their career, can participate and receive informed, critical feedback from a mentor who is practising painter selected by Turps.  There are 5 review points throughout the year when you will be required to upload images of your work and a short statement or ‘letter’ to you mentor. Your mentor will then review what has been uploaded and write their response.  It is a very different type of feedback from more conventional face-to-face tutorials but we believe this is what makes the correspondence course such an appealing and sought after professional development course. “

New work will regularly be updated here!

Painting

Stay Close To Me (May 2021) Acrylic and gouache on gesso on wood panel, 30.5cm x 41 x 2.2cm
Me and My Cat (March 2021), silk paint, acrylic, gouache, watercolour and Lascaux UV Protect (Satin) on gesso on wood panel x3, each measuring 30.5cm x 41cm
Sing To Me I (January 2021) oil pencil, watercolour, acrylic and gouache on gesso on wood panel, 30.5cm x 41 x 2.2cm
Sing To Me II (January 2021) oil pencil, watercolour, acrylic and gouache on gesso on wood panel, 30.5cm x 41 x 2.2cm

Works on Paper

Everywhere The Lovely Earth Blossoms Forth (July 2021), soft pastel, oil pastel and acrylic on paper
The Song of the Earth (July 5th 2021) Oil pastel and chalk on paper

Rotten Tooth (May 2021). Acrylic, gouache and oil stick on paper, 2 pieces – each measuring 297mm x 420mm
Trismus (May 2021). Acrylic, gouache and oil stick on paper, 2 pieces – each measuring 297mm x 420mm
Untitled (2021), acrylic on paper, 40.8×30.8cm
Untitled (2021) acrylic on paper, 38x28cm
Untitled (March 2021), Acrylic on paper, 40.8×30.8cm
Untitled (November 2020), Acrylic and gouache on paper, 41x31cm
Slightly Happier (December 2020), Acrylic and gouache on paper, 41x31cm
Watercolour and Gouache on Paper Series
Watercolour and Gouache on Paper Series
Untitled (2021)
Untitled (November 2020), acrylic and gouache on paper, 38x27cm