Adebanji Alade, Rebecca Lardner and Ingrid Ellis
During our December Exhibition there will be “Meet the Artist” sessions in the Jubilee Hall.
An invitation to observe artists at their craft and engage in conversation.
10am – 12 noon
We have the absolute privilege of welcoming The President of the Royal Institute of Oil Painters to a special session
during our opening morning. Known as the “addictive sketcher” from the title of his first book, published in 2020.
“I work directly from life or from photo references. I paint directly without building up successive layers of paint. I paint shape by shape, a technique I call inside-out, in which the painting is embarked upon from a spot inside the workspace and I spread out, still working shape by shape until the whole piece is complete. I also work from broad shapes to details, a technique I call outside-in, where the painting starts off with broad strokes to cover the ground and then finished off with details on the inside.
I mainly work with oils but I use acrylics, watercolour, pastels, Coloured pencils, charcoal and graphite and I also love to combine these in mixed media works too.”
1pm – 4pm
Born in Swanage in 1971, Rebecca Lardner is a landscape artist with an eye for simplicity, colour, and personality. Much of her work depicts life on the south-west coast, showing the changing seasons, bustling life, and individual characters – human and animal! Leaving Sir John Moore’s University in Liverpool Rebecca was commissioned by Sir Paul McCartney’s Music Academy, swiftly followed by the Russ Foundation in Southern India. With prestigious titles such as the best new artist in 2008 and the UK’s Artist of the Year in 2010, Rebecca’s whimsical paintings have garnered significant attention.
Rebecca Lardner’s animated harbour scenes encapsulate everything that is most charming about British coastal life and the lively impression of ceaseless everyday activity.
1pm – 4pm
“Until relatively recently I worked exclusively in textiles, making mostly abstract, quilted pictures as well as vibrant, quilted wall hangings. I have recently started working on collage and mixed media pictures, which I really enjoyed adding to my repertoire. My work is never planned in detail. I respond to possibilities, to new paths and solutions along the way; the beautiful Dorset coast road fascinates me endlessly as well as the colours in abstract work.”