Thanks everyone for a lovely year. You have all created some amazing artwork and have been perfect students! I have added the latest images of your work to the gallery page and corrected names – sorry Marie!

Teaching at the college is over for me until September, when I will return with some exciting new projects for the new courses. I hope you all have a great summer, whether you are roaming abroad or staying at home.

Maggie

 

 

 

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I’ve added another page to the gallery, showing the fabulous, vibrant, inspirational display of work that was the ACL end of year show. We still have another couple of weeks of the ACL programme left to run, but, I’m sure you’ll agree it was great to join in the end of year shows and get your work out there for all to see. Thanks to everyone who helped to put up the show, especially those who stayed all day – you know who you are!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I’ve added a new page to the site for the artwork completed this term. There are some really stunning images. If your painting is not there please let me know. I have a few more to photograph in the final two weeks of term so will add more images soon. I’d like to include work by all students this year so don’t be shy! Send me a photo or bring in your work so that I can take an image to add to the site.

This is a photo of one of my roses. I don’t know the name of this rose as it came from my mother’s garden. Why I love it so much is because all the blooms have different markings – almost as though they have been splattered with paint. It’s done really well this year, with huge clusters of flowers, so I think it’s well and truly established itself in my garden now.

Enjoy your painting and your gardening! See you soon for the final sessions.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Enrolment will begin soon for adult art courses starting in September at Greater Brighton Metropolitan College (Northbrook campus, Worthing). I have listed the courses I will be teaching on the course information page on this site. They range from 10-week courses to the long 30-week Intermediate course. For further information and to enrol go to the college website http://www.northbrook.ac.uk. You can enrol by phone, post, online or in person. Tel. 0845 155 60 60.

The open evening for Adult and Community Learning courses will be on 13th June. Tutors will be available to talk about their courses. However some courses do fill up quickly so you may wish to enrol before that date.

On Thursday 7th June and Friday 8th June ACL arts courses will be showing work by this year’s students as part of MET Fest, Northbrook College’s end of year shows. The show is open to the public from 10am-4pm on both days.

 

 

 

We’ve been talking about the work of Andy Waite in the Painting and Drawing Intermediate course recently. As some of you know Andy Waite lives in Arundel. You may have even visited his house during the Art Trail in August. He has a wonderful expressive style of painting and his canvasses are full of movement and bold mark-making. This painting is just 30cm by 30cm. We discussed how effective bold brush marks can be on a small canvas. This image illustrates that perfectly.

Teresa has just informed me that Andy Waite has an exhibition starting on 5th May at Arundel Contemporary Art Gallery, at 53 High Street in Arundel. Check their website for details – http://www.arundelcontemporary.com. If you are a fan of this style of painting and would like to have a closer look at the work, I recommend a visit. The show runs until 3rd June.

 

 

 

I have added more images to the site under Spring term 2018. There are still a few paintings to be finished and added to the page before we start the Summer term.

The Worthing Portrait Artist of the Year event at St Paul’s on Friday was really interesting – lots of amazing artists and artwork. I’m sure the judges had a tough time choosing the winners. I spent two hours there and it was fascinating to see the work develop. The winner was Steve Morthill, who created this fabulous watercolour sketch that captured the sitter perfectly. I’m afraid my photograph doesn’t do it justice. If you want to see all 15 portraits produced on Friday then you will have the opportunity as they are going to be exhibited in St Paul’s Community Cafe with information about the artists.

My friend Wendy Barrett was one of the two runners-up. Wendy worked in oils on a linen canvas to produce this beautiful portrait of the sitter in profile. There were so many different styles and scale of artwork and the media used ranged from pencil, to pastels, watercolours, acrylics and oils. I hope some of you had time to pop in during the evening. It was an amazing opportunity to see artists at work.

 

 

 

I’ve added a new page to the site for all your lovely artwork from Spring term 2018. Some of the images may look a little blurry and I might have to photograph them again. My trusty little Sony compact camera, that has taken some amazing photos for me over the years, is now playing up! It might be time for a new one!

I can’t believe we are in the second half of the term already and it won’t be long until Easter. It’s been a strange week, with snow and cold north winds, just as we were all looking forward to spring. However we are so lucky to be living here on the south coast where we can often enjoy days of glorious winter sunshine. A few weeks ago I went down to the beach on such a day, when the sun was low and the sky a brilliant blue. Here are just a few of the photos I took. I started having problems with the camera the next day – maybe it didn’t like the salt air!

I hope that you all have a lovely day tomorrow!

 

Some wonderful, creative and imaginative artwork has been created this term using a variety of media on all four of my current art courses at The MET, Northbrook College. I have at last dealt with all the photos I have been taking over the last few weeks, cropping and correcting colours (hopefully) and have created a page on this site for all of them – go to Gallery, 2017-2018 and click on Autumn term. I couldn’t single out any one particular image to use as an illustration in this post as there are so many good ones, so instead I’m including a photograph I took in November of an horrendous fairground ride on Worthing seafront. How can people subject themselves to this!!! I’ll never understand.