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 www.danielpturnerthomas.com

Cindy Barillet @cindybarillet

Tricia Findlay www.triciafindlayart.com

Jeri Greenberg www.jerigreenbergart.com

Julie Skoda www.julieskodafineart.com

Dawn Limbert www.dawnlimbert.com

Daniel O’Brien www.danielobrien.art

Pete Force www.peterforceart.com

Emily Towler www.etowlerart.com

Emma Hunt www.emmahunt.art

Teresa Seals tsealsart.com

Stephen Fuller www.stephenfullerartist.com

Regina Hona reginahona.com

Darren Hughes www.darrenhughesart.com

Su Melville www.sumelville.com

Arild Frisnes www.arildfrisnes.com

Understanding Underpainting

Painting portraits can be intimidating if you are unsure of where to begin. For me, it is that initial layer of pastel that makes the subject start to take shape.

Find Your Inner Artist

I get a lot of comments like “wow, looks like a photo”, but with a closer look it’s not so close to the reference after all. My goal is not to recreate the photo in all the details.

Beach Underpainting Process

I recently challenged myself to create a saltmarsh beach painting using a more vibrant pallet. I had noticed that many pastel painters used an underpainting to create a finished piece that glowed with colour. So, I set off to achieve the same result.

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.

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