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I just love paint.
And I love to travel. And to teach other people to paint.
That’s it really.
In recent years I have studied with master painters from Italy and the USA, all the time searching for traditional skills and methods which can be applied to paintings of a modern world. I give workshops and classes on various aspects of drawing and painting and also painting holidays for those who want to work outside the studio. I have always been a painter, I graduated with a BA Hons in Fine Art Painting and later studied for a teaching certificate specialising in post 16 education. I have won awards for both my teaching and my painting. Recent prizes include Best Painting in Show at Plein air Bermuda in Nov 2017. First Prize at ‘Painting the Parish’ in Dublin in 2016 and Second prize at ‘A Brush with the Broads’ in 2016.
My fondness for travelling and painting has naturally led me into the world of Plein Air painting. Working quickly on location to capture the essence of a time and place encourages a looser, more impressionist style of painting. This puts an emphasis on atmosphere rather than detail, and colour is the vehicle through which I seek to capture light and place.
With a growing reputation as an expert in colour and all things to do with oils paints, in 2015 I was appointed an Ambassador for Michael Harding Paints. I give ‘solvent free’ oil demonstrations aimed at dispelling the myth that oils are smelly and somehow unhealthy!
I am happy to demonstrate in other media too.
Based in Shropshire, I am happy to travel across the UK if expenses can be covered.
For more examples of my painting please visit my website www.vickinormanstudio.com