David Gallup is a luminist in the classical definition of the word, with an ability to capture light in the landscape in a manner unmatched by most contemporary artists. In his paintings, something far greater than scenery is being recorded - it is a sense of place, the spirit of nature, and an impression of light that speaks directly to the soul of the viewer (Allison Malafronte, Staff Writer for American Artist Magazine and Workshop Magazine).
Here is the opportunity to paint on beautiful Quadra Island and receive expert instruction and helpful advice from one of the foremost artists of plein air painting, David Gallup. This five-day workshop takes students to different scenic environments on the beaches and in the forests of Quadra where you will create paintings en plein air. Color theory and plein-air basics will be taught, with a focus on distilling a mood or message in your work. There will be a special focus on proper use of the palette, and group critiques will take place daily.
Painters of any level are welcome, though some experience painting outside would be helpful. For students who struggle with the basics, basics will be taught. For more advanced students, art philosophy and composition will be discussed at length. All students will be coached on finding and refining their personal style, and career/business advice will be freely given. There is a studio available in case of damp weather. A list of suggested materials will be supplied.
David Gallup is an explorer. Not just of nature but of the introspective and spiritual connection man has with his environment. His life’s passion has become a quest for new interpretations of the natural world without leaving his roots in Plein-Air Observation-Based painting. Working in the style of the impressionist masters, David’s works are created on location in some of the world’s most beautiful and fascinating places. They often depict moments when natural elements obscure solid forms, such as fog, rain, glare, or darkness. These elements are used in Gallup’s work to visually represent the sense of awe and mystery he feels for the natural world.
A beautiful island off Vancouver Island, the workshop is near beaches, hiking and services. Kayaking, adventure tours, art tour, yoga and fitness center.
The workshop is held in a small studio on wooden acreage with 3-bedroom (B&B). Lunches are included in the rate. We will be out painting in island gardens, beaches, and forests each day
Price Includes: Delicious lunches and unlimited studio access. Some accommodations available at Firesign, 10% discount for workshop participants.
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We offer good quality accommodations and 5-day and weekend painting workshops with visiting guest artist instructors. Tourism BC approved, members of the BC B&B Innkeepers Guild, the Discovery Islands Chamber of Commerce, the Campbell River Chamber of Commerce, Federation of Canadian Artists, and the BC Art...
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