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Acrylics Painting Workshops

After a sell out term at Dartington, local artist Matthew Davison will be running further workshops in Sidmouth during January and February.

The course is intended for students with some experience of producing a painting (perhaps in watercolours, pastels or oils).

It will explore observation, imagination, atmosphere and personal response to create explorative and evocative paintings on a reasonably large scale (60cm x 60cm).

A basic knowledge of acrylic painting is necessary as this will be an improvers course and focuses on more advanced practical techniques and conceptual awareness.

The course includes creating suitable surfaces, exercises in drawing, using pencil & charcoal, painting, use of rags and palette knives and will cover the transition from representational naturalism to abstract painting.

Weather permitting participnts will be working outside for some of the session, with the seafront at Sidmouth ia short walk away from the studio door.

The course will also look at the development of formal elements and obscurity in picture making, using imagination, expression and atmosphere.

There is limited availability for the weekends, with a maximum of 12 places for each weekend.

About Matthew Davison

I’m a landscape painter based in Dartmoor Devon I teach painting in groups and also one to one.

I worked for most of my professional life in television and film as Director of Photography, winning awards for cinematography, photography, theatre & opera lighting design.

As an artist, my body of work started in 1978 with Elephant size screen prints, selected at Royal West of England Academy.

Painting in acrylics, I draw inspiration from Dartmoor, working from my studio in Bovey Tracey.

Dates, prices and bookings can be found at

Acrylics Painting Workshops



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