Tuesday, 26 June 2012

Demonstration, Valerie Wiffen by Valerie Wiffen. June 21st June.

Valerie introduces the audience to her practice

Valerie demonstrates the organisation of colour and paint

The self portrait develops

The dynamic palette 

Towards the end of the demonstration, a detail of the self portrait

Hampstead School of Art exhibition on Heath Street, as part of Hampstead Summer Festival.

Monday, 11 June 2012

A Fundraising Exhibition at HSA for the work of Norma Bannister.

Hampstead School of Art held a fundraising exhibition for blind artist Norma Bannister on Wednesday 6th June. The event was hosted by June Brown of Eastenders and Principal Isabel H Langtry, kindly supported by the BBC Dragonfly team.

Visitors to the exhibition admired Norma’s work before her arrival.

June Brown spoke to the HSA guests surrounded by Norma’s watercolour paintings. June is concerned about the quality of life for older people in todays society.

Norma Bannister talking about her life as a blind artist, how the work is made and how if felt to be the centre of so much attention that night.

Norma in conversation with one of her carers informing the guests about their working methods. Norma thanked the school and the guests for the opportunity of showing her work and being so enthusiastically received.

Junes daughter carrying the flowers presented by the Principal Isabel H Langtry to her mother June Brown. It was a wonderful evening and we are very proud that £450 was raised that night. The money will be used to buy Norma more hours of specialist painting time with her carers , something that Norma says is the only reason she enjoys her very difficult life.

HSA would like to thank everybody that supported the event by attending, contributing and being so appreciative of Norma’s extraordinary painting achievement.

Monday, 4 June 2012

Hampstead School of Art Celebrates the Queens Diamond Jubilee with a Special Exhibition at the Palm Court, Alexandra Palace, featuring a 'Draw the Queen's Portrait' a commemorative art workshop with the Principal.

 Sunday 3rd June - Wednesday 7th June

One hundred and seven art works were on display showing the range of art student's work including: printmaking, drawing, painting, life drawing, pastel painting and mosaics. 

 A rich variety of work will be on display until Thursday 7th June at Palm Court, Alexandra Palace

A very happy customer at the HSA art workshop, in the Palm Court, Alexandra Palace

Lots of visitors expressed interest in the work of Hampstead School of Art students

The Mayor of Brent visits the HSA exhibition and special art workshop led by the Principal 

 An art workshop participant is proud of her crown

A rich variety of work will be on display until Thursday 7th June at Palm Court, Alexandra Palace

The HSA Foundation Diploma course made a special display and attracted a lot of attention, an offer was made for a large painting by Corinne Thomas.

 A lovely afternoon of Art and music in the Palm Court

Saturday, 2 June 2012

Derek Ogbourne's Exhibition in Sharjah U.A.E, summer 2012

Here is the add link for my new show at the the Sharjah Foundation, Sharjah U.A.E  opening on the 2nd July and running until 3rd October 2012