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John Connolly


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John trained as an Art teacher at Doncaster and in Drama at Derby University. John has a keen interest in landscape painting. The vast sweeping horizons of the Derbyshire Peak District, the rugged terrain and ever changing light over Cumbria, North Yorkshire Moors and the shorelines of Pembrokeshire and Cornwall all provide him with a rich variety of subject matter.

John works mainly with acrylics but sometimes mixes media using anything and everything that is permanent, to achieve the desired effect. He uses a variety of found materials, making marks and interesting textures with anything at hand. John scratches, scrapes and sometimes flicks or throws the paint onto the canvas to create runs and dribbles that suggest waves or interesting cloud formations.


2013 Course Details

Dramatic Landscapes
2-4th July 2013

£255 Day Attendance
£510 Residential

John Connolly is renowned for his use of colour and texture when creating sensational artwork. “Dramatic Contemporary Textural Landscapes” is a three-day acrylics and mixed media course which focuses on seascapes and landscapes.

Tuition will be through demonstration and step-by-step workshops both within the studio and on location. John will guide students in discovering their point of interest, be it the horizon, contrast of colour, texture or changing light. This course is ideal for those students wishing to 'loosen up' in their work as John often flicks, pours and throws materials onto the canvas or paper. John is an enthusiastic and exceptional college tutor who inspires students to explore new ways of applying paint to canvas.

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