Day(s) - 04/10/2019 - 06/10/2019
Joanna will be present in store making a series of semi abstract artworks using inks, watercolour, pencil and oil pastel.
She’ll be demonstrating watercolour techniques such as washes, graded washes, backruns and cauliflowers, wax and oil resist, masking out and using salt to create texture.
Joanna will then be making her own stencils and using oil pastels and paint to add images onto the colourful, dynamic abstract ground created with the techniques above. Then further enhancing these free, vibrant and delightful artworks with pencil and tracing techniques.
Joanna McCormick is an interdisciplinary artist who has exhibited widely both in the UK and abroad. She has worked as artist in residence for organisations such as Westminster Arts, The Holly Lodge Centre at The Royal Parks in Richmond, Union Chapel in Islington and for the National Trust.
Joanna’s passion is painting. Having been given her first set of oil paints at he age of 12, she fell in love with the medium and its expressive force. Joanna paints and draws in watercolour on paper, and in oil on canvas, creating large and small scale “intuitive” works. Using vibrant colours and a broad range of painterly techniques. Free scumbling and translucent brushwork. Intensely fine lined detail drawn or written in paint onto flat colours across the surface. Stencilling using hand made stencils. Her work is quintessentially English, with a strong inspiration from history, and other cultures across the world, in particular Japan.
Joanna teaches art classes at The Brockley Rise Centre for Adult Learning Lewisham, as well as independent classes at The Salvation Army hall in Nunhead, and various venues throughout London.