Adult Education classes covering a wide range of subjects and media in both public and private sector and for staff development. I offer regular classes and themed drawing and mixed media workshops to encourage individual 'creativity boosting'. I will not teach you to paint in my various styles, but will provide a framework which will encourage you to paint for yourself. Collagraph printmaking workshops for small groups, held at my home studio, are very popular. Fees vary, depending on individual requirements. Contact me to discuss, or visit my website for more details.
Since originally training as an artist and teacher in the 1970's, I have bought up a family, and gained a Master of Fine Art degree, whilst teaching in Community education and continuing to exhibit and sell my work. Much of my work over the last few years has been concerned with how I remember the sights, sounds and smells experienced on many favourite walks by the sea. Colours and textures are stored in the mind as almost abstract sensations. I often paint and draw in series of images which may be linked to form one piece of work. Recent work explores colour and form of the garden and countryside. The paintings are quite abstract, but firmly rooted in my experiences of the living world. They vary in scale from large wall hangings, to acrylics on canvas and smaller watercolour seascapes.Original printmaking plays an increasingly important part in my practise. For more details visit my website at www.artestella-scholes.co.uk.
Selected Exhibitions. I exhibit painting and printmaking widely in the North West,in mixed exhibitions as a member of Cheshire Artists Network, Open Studios, Art up Close, and ArtsXstra. Solo shows have included Dukes Oak Gallery, The Blyth Gallery, Staffordshire University,Lichfield garrick Theatre and Art Matters in Tenby. My studio is open to the public as part of Cheshire Open Studios.
I am a member of the regional print Centre, Wrexham, and exhibit with them.
Work is held in public and private collections in the UK and Norway. Selected works are reproduced for interior design consultancies.
I exhibit at Handels Court Gallery, Northgate, Chester, and at Tarporley Art Gallery.
Acrylic Inks, Acrylics, Canvas, Collage, Coloured Pencil, Drawing, Gouache, Mixed Media, Monoprint, Pastels, Pen & Ink, Pencil/Charcoal, Print, Printmaking, Watercolour, Watercolour Pencil
Abstract, Colour Mixing, Decorative Art, Expressionism, Fantasy, Flowers And Gardens, Landscape, Portrait, Seascapes and Water, Skies, Still Life, Trees and Foliage, Wild Flowers