Howard Hodgkins' paintings lack a conventional framed "boundary". Many of Turner's watercolours remained unframed, whilst Cornelia Parker's work creates a language of conceptual "boundaries" only. Despite their contrasting approaches, however, all three artists reveal a common recognition of skills which will be taught, such as colour-theory, drawing and painting techniques and composition. Through practical painting, dialogue and instruction, this new course will explore the paradox of "painting without boundaries" within constraint that may or may not be necessary.
John Dillistone is a painter, calligrapher and organist who studied at Brighton College of Art, then at Leeds. John has recently shown his work at Brighton's Burstow Gallery (2000),at the Michaelhouse, Cambridge (2005) and also at HRSFC in 'Professional Artists Exhibitions'. Lecturer at Laird School of Art, Birkenhead: Head of Art at St.Peter's, Huntingdon and at the Leys School, Cambridge. Also taught at Cambridge School of Art and Bell International.
For the first lesson please bring along a sketchbook, 2B pencil, eraser, pencil sharpener and a pilot gel pen.