Modern Impressionism in Oils
Tutor in Residence
Colley Whisson, Brisbane
Colley Whisson was born in Brisbane in 1966. His artistic journey began at the age of 20, developing a strong desire to paint light and its effect on his chosen subject. When Colley paints he is sculpting the image out of carefully placed shadows. With books, magazine articles and demonstration DVDs to his credit he feels that he has begun to make his mark in the art world. He is happy to carry the tag as one of Australia’s finest young Impressionist painters. The journey is ongoing and his desire is to push himself to achieve the highest level possible.
Colley will ensure that each student has the fundamentals to produce paintings with powerful light effects, loose brushwork and a sensitivity to the subject. Colley will be focusing his attention on tone, composition, brushwork, colour saturation and paying special attention to the importance of edges. If weather permits Colley will conduct an outdoor demonstration to show his approach to working on site. His workshop will be conducted in a positive and uplifting manner. Colley will employ a step-by-step process allowing all students the best chance to see the way a painting is constructed. Students from beginners to advanced are welcome.
Estimated material cost: $0 to $250.00 – experienced students should have most materials. A materials list is attached, as a guide for students.
An enrolment form for the Winter School is in pdf format to complete and fax or post.