Exploring Trees

with Fiona McIntyre

Texture, Colour and Context

The trees and wild flowers on the banks of the River Dever in front of the Hampshire Art studio building will come into their own over the days of this course. Fiona McIntyre has a passion for trees, for artists who have painted trees, and for the positive effect trees have on people and the environment.

Fiona will encourage students to develop good observational skills: measuring, composition, colour shape, hard edges and soft edges, difference between organic and man-made forms, and perspective. There will be constant reference to landscape artists of the past and present, Such as David Hockney, Victor Pasmore, and Constable.

Students will be encouraged to observe, to be intuitive and expansive. Using mostly water based materials, including black walnut ink, students will mix charcoal, acrylics, gouache, pencil and collaged elements. This will be a dynamic, mixed media, site-specific and exciting few days.

Wednesday 18, Thursday 19 August

10.00AM TO 4.00PM


Incl. all materials. Take home all your discoveries, experiments and creations plus a Sketchbook to continue using at home.

Please bring an apron and old clothing – it could get messy

Tea and coffee available all day, please bring your own picnic lunch


10.00am – 4.00pm

Max 12 per class

Suitable – all

About Fiona McIntyre

Fiona has developed her art career over 30 years at studios and locations including Iceland, Sweden for seven years and six months in Barcelona where she conducted an M.A as well as assisting the Master Printmaker Masafumi Yamamoto in editioning etchings for his clients. Since 2004 she has been resident in Gloucestershire practising from a studio near Cirencester.

Fiona has exhibited in galleries and museums in Sweden, Norway, France, Spain, the UK, and more recently Gibraltar. Notable exhibitions include Capture the Castle: Turner to Le Brun and The Romantic Thread in British Art, both at ‘Southampton City Art Gallery’, Winchester Post-Grads British Council Barcelona.

Her work has been featured in several books and catalogues including Art Meets Ecology by Forest Ecologist, George Peterken, and A Tree Within by art historian, and former curator at Ontario Art Museum, Alan Wilkinson. Fiona is a founding member of the contemporary artists The Arborealists.

McIntyre gives public talks, workshops and art courses in Galleries, Museums, Colleges, Schools, theatre and Art Societies. Fiona is a regular tutor at the Marlborough College Summer School.


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