24th September

Flower Painting

Tutor: Anthony Connolly

£95 (the price includes delicious home cooked lunch and refreshments throughout the day)
click here to book this workshop

Rich with symbolism and compositional possibilities, flowers are an enthralling subject for the painter.

Beginning in March this year Anthony Connolly started gathering and painting flowers as they appeared in the hedgerows and the garden. He posted most of these small paintings on Instagram and would now like to share some of the delight he found in making these little essays during lockdown.

Click the link: @anthonyconnollyrp to see a collection of Anthony’s flower studies.

Anthony will provide a selection of flowers but participants are encouraged to bring along their own flowers.


Anthony Connolly

Anthony Connolly trained at Goldsmith’s College. He is a member of the Royal Society of Portrait Painters. He has work in many public and private collections including the Royal Collection at Windsor Castle, West Point Military Academy and Rhodes House and Campion Hall, both in Oxford.
He now lives with his family in Wiltshire where he also has a studio. He is an experienced teacher and he is well known here at the Summerleaze where he has been teaching for several years.

Awards

2016     The Drawing Award,  RWA, Bristol

2015     shortlisted for The Valeria Sykes Award – New Light

2015     finalist -The ING Drawing Bursary

2014     The AXA Award for Drawing, RHA Dublin

2012     The Prince of Wales Award for Portrait Drawing

2009     The Changing Faces Prize

2004     The Prince of Wales Award for Portrait Drawing