Wrington Watercolour Workshops
|FRUIT GROWER TURNS ARTIST|
|Did you ever used to "pick your own" strawberries along the Wrington road
during summers past?
Philip Gillman, who established and ran his fruit business there for twenty
years, will be opening his gates once again, but not as a fruit grower.
He says: I'd reached that stage in life where I was losing interest in the
job I was doing but hadn't a clue what to replace it with. Many people will
recognise this symptom I'm sure!
I'd always had that classic "art is what other people do" attitude until a
chance encounter in 1991 led me to take up sketching aged 40. Trying and
failing dismally at watercolour came shortly afterwards. Watercolour is
frustratingly hard and I have a love/hate relationship with it. It either
works first time or not at all. Its transparency is unique and so much can
be suggested with so few strokes.
I'm a self-taught painter with no formal art training, but I will be
tutoring a number of watercolour workshops on my land starting from late
May, and also exhibiting my work from time to time.
So if you fancy trying your hand at watercolour, whether a beginner or
experienced, why not join me for a day's painting?
Until recently I was employed by Bristol Community Education as a
watercolour tutor but am now a freelance tutor and painter. My work is
exhibited in a number of venues in the Bristol area and reproduced as
greetings cards, and sold through several retail outlets.
For details of Wrington Watercolour Workshops or any other information
please call Phillip on 0117 9550902 or 07971 536109.