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Paul Holmes (Pastel Art)

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  • Hugely talented pastel artist based in Stafford, specialising in animal portraits
  • Also paints other subjects (landscapes, cars!) plus abstract and mixed media
  • Qualified tutor with a Level 3 Award in Education and Training
  • has been exhibited across the UK, with his commissioned work now hanging across Europe

Paul is passionate about passing on his skills and knowledge to others – a good virtue for a Higham Tutor! Animals can be represented brilliantly in Pastel – and we think every artist should have a go at pastelling a cow as part of their artistic journey, so that is where we start!

“Having worked in pen and ink, watercolour and acrylic, several years ago I discovered pastel and have been captivated by this versatile medium ever since. In my animal portraits I aim to capture not only a realistic representation but also the character and personality of my subject.In my abstract work, I am looking to explore the opportunities of mixing pastels with other media, depicting emotions and fleeting moments in time.
It also gives me great pleasure to pass on my knowledge and experience at demonstrations and workshops.” PH
FEEDBACK FOLLOWING PAUL’S COURSES:
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“Fantastic – really enjoyed it with a very supportive tutor.”
“Excellent teacher. Well prepared. Very Patient. Clear instructions. Encouraging. Would attend another of his courses.”
“Really excellent course, very accessible for all abilities. Great fun, relaxed atmosphere. Learnt loads about techniques and materials and gained confidence in a new medium.”
“Paul is an extremely good and patient tutor, sharing his knowledge of the art of using pastels. He is good at making sure all students receive equal attention.”
“Nothing was too much trouble for Paul, he was very adptable to the needs of the group and very patient and encouraging when we encountered difficulties and full of praise when we succeeded.”

November 2018

CHRISTMAS POINSETTIA IN PASTEL (EVERYTHING PROVIDED)

November 11th at 18:30 to November 14th at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

*NEW* A seasonal twist to produce a very special picture - and, depending on your progress, try some other subjects. Tutor-led, step-by-step, so suitable for all. Paul Holmes (Staffordshire www.highamhall.com/paul-holmes) Residential: £344 Non-residential: £246 inc. all materials

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February 2019

ANIMAL PORTRAITS IN PASTEL (EVERYTHING PROVIDED)

Sunday February 3, 2019 at 18:30 to Wednesday February 6, 2019 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Starting with basic skills, complete a Tutor-led Highland Cow portrait, followed by an Animal Portrait from your own photograph or from supplied photographs. Beginners and improvers. Paul Holmes (Staffordshire www.highamhall.com/paul-holmes) Residential: £344 Non-residential: £246 inc. All Materials

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