Associate Artist Intake for 2022

It seems a while ago since we asked for applications from artists to become an Associate Artist and wow the applications came in thick and fast. So much so it took our Unison Helen a good while to get through them all.

We were seriously impressed by the calibre of the applicants and wished we could have taken on more but alas we were unable to.

After sifting through and holding Zoom chats, the final artists were chosen. The artists who will be joining us are:

Daniel Thomas

Cindy Barillet @cindybarillet

Tricia Findlay

Jeri Greenberg

Julie Skoda

Dawn Limbert

Pete Force

Emily Towler

Emma Hunt

Teresa Seals

Stephen Fuller

Regina Hona

Darren Hughes

Su Melville

Arild Frisnes

Starting out with Soft Pastels

So many of us are nervous when we start a new hobby or a new medium, it’s daunting when we are surrounded by fabulous art wherever we turn!

Pastels for Pain – Where it all Began

When I first picked up a pastel after years of aggressive pain medications, I quickly realised that all I really needed was my faculties back and a beautiful distraction.

Using Your Painting as a Photo Reference

One of the most common questions I get about painting is “How can I loosen up?”. A technique that I use quite often, especially in my mangrove series, is to use an older painting as the photo reference.

Turning Points

When we think back on our artistic life and how we began and progressed, which for me started 42 years ago; a huge part of our journey is the milestones and turning points we experience.

The Dyslexic Artist

Dyslexic people nearly always have a natural flair for one or more of the arts such as music, acting, dancing or like me, art.

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