Since July 2008, after receiving requests for tuition, I have been holding one-day watercolour workshops on painting plants animals. The aim of the workshops has been to demonstrate the use of different watercolour techniques to achieve specific effects.
The course is for students of all abilities and includes general watercolour techniques, use of light and tone for 3D effects, as well as an approach to fur , feathers and fleece. The groups are small, between 6-10 students, and the atmosphere is relaxed and friendly.
The drawing course is about learning 'how to see', i.e. developing skills of perception, as well as learning pencil and pen techniques. In addition, the course is designed to enable students to have an informed approach to drawing specific subjects, e.g. portraits and landscapes. Of course, developing skills in perception and drawing helps unlock the creative side of the brain and increases artistic ability.
Sue McLeod grew up in Cape Town, South Africa, where she obtained a B.Sc Degree and a Secondary Teacher's Diploma at the University of Cape Town. Her working career included medical research and teaching. It wasn't until after moving to the UK in 1989 that Sue was able to develop her love of drawing and painting by receiving tuition in watercolour techniques.
Sue initially concentrated on botanical painting. In 2005 she was awarded a silver medal for her Iris germanica series at an RHS exhibition in London. She has also sold paintings in exhibitions and privately in Lancashire where she lived.
Since moving to Shropshire in 2006, Sue has extended her repertoire to include animals, wildlife and portraits. She has sold animal paintings both privately and at exhibitions in Shropshire. In addition, she is giving tuition, holding one-day painting workshops.
Including paintings, Sue has a series of 12 botanical greetings cards and 4 Limited Edition Prints for sale. A brochure and order form can be obtained by contacting her by e-mail.
RHS siver medal for Iris germanica series 2005
Shropshire Art Society Summer Exhibition 2010 'People's Prize' - voted the most popular artist exhibiting by visitors to the exhibition.
Coloured Pencil, Drawing, Pen & Ink, Pen And Wash, Pencil/Charcoal, Watercolour
Animals, Botanical Illustration, Flowers And Gardens, Pet Portrait, Portrait, Still Life, Wildlife