Author Archives: ann witheridge

From the Models Perspective

Debora our model from Florence Final

This beautiful piece of writing was sent to me by our lovely model Debora. She came to London from Florence, Italy to model at the studios in January this year and stayed until the end of June. The studio’s life and atmosphere is as much enhanced by the wonderfully creative and diverse models who pose […]

Monochrome – Painting in Black and White

London Fine Art Studios | Ann's Out & About Art History Review

Monochrome – Painting in Black and White – Van Eyck to Gerhard Richter This Friday I set off with India and Maggie to see the exhibition at the National Gallery. It is a must! The title might not excite most, but any painter will know how alluring this subject can be. Ironic that the Colour exhibition […]

Fantasy Art – A Discussion on its Evolution

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Our scholar Benj Randell gave a wonderful and insightful talk on Fantasy Art. To summarise my talk: Fantasy art has evolved throughout history to take so many different paths that it would be a travesty to try and sum it up in one particular style of painting. Fantasy art influenced by literature including religious and […]

Winnie-the-Pooh Exploring a Classic

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Just before Christmas I met up with a dear friend to take my girls on an adventure of sorts. We chose to go the V&A to see The Winnie the Pooh exhibition. I think I was a little more excited than they were and I was not disappointed, it is a wonder! You might feel […]

Drawings from Leonardo to Rembrandt

The Encounter Drawings from Leonardo to Rembrandt “Do you not see that among the beauties of mankind it is a very beautiful face that arrests passers-by and not their adornments.” Leonardo da Vinci Today I went to see a wonderful exhibition of drawings at the National Portrait Gallery. Its premise was so simple and yet […]

Howard Hodgkin Absent Friends at the NPG

  Howard Hodgkin; Absent Friends National Portrait Gallery 23rd March-18th June Yesterday I went to the Howard Hodgkin portrait exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery. It would not be my show of choice but a dear friend absolutely loves his work and wanted to take a couple of us to see his work. She was […]

Tim’s talk on the American Illustrators

Tim Daost has been studying with us for some years. He has received both the De Laszlo Scholarship and was awarded Artist in Residence at Leighton House Museum. We have been fortunate that he has given a series of lectures at the studios on perspective and most recently on the American Illustrators. Here is a […]

Ann’s Out and About: Australian Impressionism

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Australia’s Impressionists   I have just been to see the most exiting exhibition at the perfect time of year! We are just planning all our landscape painting courses and I have booked some landscape painting trips. I have been getting my pochade boxes ready and Scott has been making lots of perfect panels.   This […]

Caravaggio and Chiaroscuro: An Insight

London Fine Art Studios | Ribera The Martyrdom of Saint Bartholomew

Today I set off with my mother and daughter Florence to see the Caravaggio exhibition at the National Gallery. Unfortunately this time it was the exhibitions last week so my New Year’s Resolution’s is to see the exhibitions before their last weekend, perhaps in their first week! That would be a good thing so that […]

Ann’s Out & About – The Ashmolean

Van Dyck. Portrait Study of a man with a Beard and Ruff. Oil on canvas

This morning I got up early to set off on my first artistic and cultural adventure of 2017, accompanied by my daughters. We left Broccoli behind as, although she loves our arty escapades, Museums are less welcoming to furry friends. We drove to Oxford, with Rene Aubrey playing in the background. Driving through the city, […]

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