We are a group of amateur artists who meet on Thursday mornings (9.30 - 12.30) in Codsall Village Hall. Roland Twynam is our tutor.
Modus operandi: everyone "does their own thing" with Roland offering constructive criticism, help, and advice. Occasionally we have a life model and sometimes Roland gives a demo on topics such as perspective, composition, and other elements of creating art that we need to understand. We also learn from each other by discussion, sharing ideas and experiencing different media. A wide range of work is produced using charcoal, pencil, coloured pencil, oil, acrylic, watercolour, oil pastel, chalk pastel, collage, pen and ink.
Our artistic abilities and interests are diverse - an eclectic mix that makes for a stimulating group with Roland at the helm.
The group has been going for a few years now and this website first took shape in September 2015 - it's a matter of "watch this space" to see if and how it evolves.
Site updated: 17th May 2018
Next Meeting: 24th May 2018
Beatriz Milhazes’ is well known for her vibrantly colorful, kaleidoscopic collages, prints, paintings and installations which draw on both Latin American and European traditions. Milhazes’ rigorously structured compositions are punctuated by a recurring set of arabesque motifs inspired by Brazilian culture, ceramics, lacework, carnival decoration, music, and Colonial baroque architecture. As Milhazes explains, “I am seeking geometrical structures, but with freedom of form and imagery taken from different worlds.” The artist has also cited opera, classical and Brazilian popular music as having informed the upbeat energy of her stripes, lines, circular forms, and rays. The careful balance of harmony and dissonance in her work, combined with her Technicolor palette, are evident of the strong influence by such 20th century masters as Tarsila do Amaral, Oswald de Andrade, Matisse, Kandinksy and Delaunay. Milhazes has stated “I need to have all these elements and put them together. They are in some sort of a conflict that will never really end up anywhere. There are not peaceful surfaces. There should be some struggle on the surface and then create some activities for your eyes”