"Nature Catching Up With Art" - Paul Cezanne
At the heart of Janet Melrose's practice is her interest in nature. She is particularly interested in peoples' connection to a place, a landscape and to the life forms that coexist within that environment.
She has recently been developing a body of work about the processes of Rewilding, both as a natural occurrence and as deliberate human interference.
Found objects play an important part in her practice; wallpaper, discarded books, remains of a washing line, an upturned bath left to corrode, all help her to say something about our connection or disconnection to a particular place.
Instagram - @janetmelroseartist
Looking at and through the eyes of artists who have shifted our thinking and perhaps our direction while looking at nature.
The artist Tania Kovats thinks of nature as a series of processes of which we are an integral part and makes work about our relationship to water and the land we inhabit. This workshop is for those of you who seek new approaches to working from nature, landscape and for the purposes of this workshop the environs of Paintbox School of Art.
You will be encouraged to see afresh, to work between 2 and 3 dimensions and take another view point as the artist Mary Newcomb did.