Tel: 07803 724474
Web: thelandandthesea.com
Email: artgordon@btinternet.com

Using a rural location Darren is establishing drawing, painting and mixed media courses for differing abilities of artists, from teenagers to adults – be it for pleasure, development of examination coursework or getting back in touch with a passion for art.

As a teacher of 25 years working in secondary schools and prep schools, Darren has a wealth of experience to offer. As an examiner at GCSE and A Level, he is also directly involved in assessments of pupils and students artwork and examination projects.

Because of his experience he sees his courses as opportunities to share the fundamental principles of drawing, while using different materials and media to explore new ways of creating art. It could be as simple as discussing how to create the bones of a drawing using the rule of thirds, or how a household candle can have a profound effect on the creation of highlights in a study.

Darren wants to help people get into the landscape and try out and play with possible ideas and materials. “I feel whether it is a landscape day, still life drawing or a day equine sketching that a number of new approaches and how to create great compositions may seem like a good day out in the country.”

Darren will be running courses in October and a course for teenagers interested in developing their art work during October half term.

Darren recently ran a successful exhibition at 44AD Gallery in Bath in September, showcasing his latest landscape and seascape paintings. A modern impressionist, he paints on location using both oil and acrylic. He lays down colour with fast broken marks and a light touch in order to gain an impression of the light falling on his subject matter. See more of his work online.