Acrylics Workshop with Craig Penny

When: Sat 28 & Sun 29 July 2018

Register promptly to make sure you don’t miss this exciting opportunity.  Click here for Enrolment form.

Craig is a well-established professional artist whose works are collected here and overseas by both private collectors and galleries. He is in high demand as a tutor and also conducts painting tours overseas.  He showed an interest in art at an early age and went on to study to study art at Ballarat University, specialising in painting and graphic design. He also pursued a successful career as an illustrator.

Whilst Craig has skills in a range of mediums he has never lost his love of traditional methods and now specialises in watercolour and acrylics.

Craig’s painting philosophy is:
“I like to think that to paint a successful painting is not so much to have tamed the beast, rather to have been taken along for the ride and still be there at the end of the experience. For me painting is like life…giving yourself enough skill, knowledge and integrity and then letting yourself free to take what is thrown your way.
You don’t have to tame and control it for magic to happen, you just need to be there at the end.”

Two keys to Craig’s work are:
• His wonderful use of bold colours.
• His expressive mark making, with sweeping broad brushstrokes.
The theme for this workshop is WATER. Craig’s paintings of water have an ephemeral feel that draws you into the mood of the painting.

See examples of his paintings below, where you can readily see those glowing colours and masterful brushstrokes.

Check out Craig’s inspiring works on his website

Also watch him in action on You Tube, including the “Colour in Your Life” episode This runs for 24 minutes.


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