What I find interesting about myself ! If I think I am validated in my ideas I suddenly have more ideas and confidence for a while to experiment more freely.
After completing a days sketchbook workshop last year at Lund Studios in Easingwold Graham Sutherlands name was mentioned after I had produced some work. How could I possibly not have known who he was. This is the whole point of this MA Creative Practice. It is opening up a completely new world to me. I’m learning about artist after artist after artist. Somehow or another a lot of them have connections to each other. Once I start investigating and studying I unearth so many interesting facts and details.
Reading about how Graham Sutherland met Picasso on several occasions and even bought a property close by on the French Riviera. Like so many artists do! Me included but it’s only a caravan. But still it means I have a connection with the place and can visit in the holiday season.
Graham Sutherland has a lot to say about Picasso do I will be studying this in much more detail.
After learning more about Graham Sutherland I am practicing some of my own landscapes with a freedom I didn’t have before seeing his work. They are slightly more surrealist and leave me fighting trying to recognise the original.