This two day portrait course will offer an opportunity for intensive study under the tuition of an experienced working artist. The course will allow students the freedom to work from two models, both a male and female. Starting with preliminary sketches we will aim to produce a more ‘finished’ painting of either of the models over the two days. The aim of this course is to give students not only the practical skills to complete a portrait, but also the confidence to produce a portrait that is expressive and full of personal style. This exciting course is an intensive two days that offers a high level of tutor contact time.
Sadie Lee’s imaginative paintings were first bought to the wider public attention when her double portrait ‘ERECT’ was selected for exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery in 1992. The image – two severe looking women sitting with arms interlocked glaring back at the viewer – was produced as a print to advertise the annual BP Award, within weeks 5,000 copies of the poster had completely sold out. As well as showing almost annually at the National Portrait Gallery, Sadie has had several one woman shows nationally and abroad. These include ‘Venus Envy’ at Manchester City Art Gallery and ‘A Dying Art’ – Ladies of the Burlesque’ at the National Portrait Gallery. Sadie also had an exhibition entitled ‘Don’t Look’ at the Gallery of Modern Art, Slovenia when she was selected as British Representative in the international contemporary art festival.