Wednesday 5th & Thursday 6th April, 2017
Course fee: £240 (2 day workshop) including 2 course homemade lunch
10.00am – 4.00pm
Steve’s aim is to capture light and form by the most simple and fresh means possible and to pass on this approach to course students. Steve likes to lead by example and his ‘one to one’ teaching is supported by demonstrations and short tutorials. He makes no distinction between beginners and more experienced artists, believing all are deserving of his time and effort, whatever their ability. Whenever possible course members are taken out into the surrounding countryside so that they may experience capturing the essence of a scene plein air. When bad weather prohibits inspiration is sought in the studio via photographs, sketches and personal demonstration. So join Steve on a journey that is unending and at times full of frustration and pitfalls yet, for the determined traveller, one that can be so rewarding.
Steve started painting and drawing at an early age and developed a love of the English landscape and a desire to capture its ever-changing moods and seasons on paper. This desire was left unfulfilled for many years as he pursued a teaching career in Further Education and eventually became an Assistant Principal for Gwent Tertiary College.
Following early retirement in 1994, Steve was able to devote his full attention to painting and, in particular, watercolour. Today he is a popular teacher at many venues around Britain and Europe. ‘Steve Hall- Painting from the Heart’, was published in 2011. In addition, Steve is a regular contributor to the Artist magazine. He has been much inspired by the traditional work of such artists as Edward Wesson, Edward Seago, Jack Merriott, James Fletcher-Watson and John Yardley. His aim is to capture light and form by the most simple and fresh means possible and to pass on this approach to course members.