New Book of Figures 2019-2022
49 Colour Plates
Beautiful soft cover book with 49 colour plates – please see instagram post for a flip through!
Postage : UK £3, USA £6, Europe £5, Rest of World £7
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Painting from Vintage Photographs and Painting from the Clothed Figure
Painting From Life – Responding to Frank Brangwyn at Ditchling Museum of Art and Craft
Sat 9 July. 10:00 am – 4:00 pm £120
You will be working from a model in our studio. Inspired by the figures from the Brangwyn murals, which you can see as part of the day, you will warm up with some expressive experiments and then learn about measuring the figure and creating a successful composition. You will see demonstrations on colour mixing and brushwork and will go on to paint a longer pose in oils. You will be painting Frankie who is an experienced model with floor length hair.
Go to https://www.ditchlingmuseumartcraft.org.uk/event/figure-fabric-painting-from-life-with-amy-dury/
West Dean – Painting from Ancestral Photographs
*****Course is over – look out for another course in January ’23*******
West Dean College near Chichester, West Sussex.
This course will celebrate and reimagine the people from your past – those you knew and those perhaps long past. Figures and faces can be explored through expressive colour and creative compositions. You will discover new ways to interpret and honour treasured family memories. There is also the option to work with other found vintage imagery.
You will explore a variety of techniques to play with your imagery and then explore how to use expressive colour in oil paint to create your unique painting. Demonstrations of techniques and study of other artist’s work will inform and enrich your experience.
The first evening will be an active session of mixed media sketching using inks and collage, followed by the first day where you will explore your images with an introduction to using oil paints. You will choose your composition and learn ways to accurately transfer your ideas to the canvas. The second day will involve painting your own canvas inspired by your discoveries and choices. Colour mixing, brushwork and accuracy will be explored with supportive teaching and artist examples.
The emphasis of the course will lie in helping you find an approach which you can carry on, nurturing your own journey in paint and exploring the use of photographs.
At the end of this lively and engaging course, you will have produced several sketches and a painting to take away with you.
Click here to find out more.
Zealous Painting Stories '22 WInner
My series'Together is this years winner!
Im delighted to have won this competition for the artists platform, Zealous.
They asked me to do an interview qnd will be showcasing my work on their site.
Interview and details here
Portrait Artist of the Year
Appearing on Episode 5 - November 10th 8pm
I am on Series 8, episode 5 of Portrait Artist of the Year (aired 10th November 2021)
Yes you have Sky Arts channel if you live in the UK as it is now on Freeview!
My blog about the experience is here
Interview with Laura Ryan for Draw Brighton
As part of their spotlight on the Trinity Buoy Wharf Prize
Laura asks me about my drawing , using photo references and the issue of quick work vs slow work.
Watch the 20 minute interview here