Liz Hough

Through my teaching, especially mentoring on the year long Porthmeor Programme, I have made my own connections with the inspirations that come from St Ives. The School of Painting helps students develop their own practice with the emphasis on finding their own voice. Being part of this process, I am proud of the journey individuals make.

Making work in the Modern British Tradition I take inspiration from landscape around my home in West Penwith and time spent living and studying in rural Italy. Working in acrylics, oils, collage and painted papers I take simple shapes, abstracted from nature, and arrange them into strong compositions. Interpreting ideas of place, in this way, I capture the essence of these rugged, rural spaces.


Advancing Your Mixed Media Painting 28/01/2019

£285

Feeling frustrated that your paintings aren’t quite working and you don’t know why? Build your confidence and take your mixed media landscape painting to the next level. Improve your compositions, create layers, understand pictorial planes and create the illusion of space and movement. Learn practical skills and hone your artistic eye so you can breath new life into your paintings.


Abstraction, Composition and Painting 11/03/2019

£425

Explore abstraction and composition in painting by investigating scale, proportion and mark making. Initially working in acrylics and collage you will progress through monoprinting into oil paint. Using processes of addition, reduction and editing, you will be shown how to create a multi layered mixed media paintings with a considered composition.

 


LW - St Ives Harbour and Town 12/04/2019

£285

The winding cobbled streets, whitewashed cottages and iconic harbour of St Ives have captivated artists for centuries. Learn a contemporary, fast and effective approach to capturing this special place. Experiment with a process of layering collage with painting, inspired by artists like Terry Frost, so you can rapidly create an impressive and evocative work.
 


Lanyon's Landscapes (3) 29/04/2019

£285

Learn the secret of creating lively and contemporary landscapes. You will start by sketching iconic locations around St Ives that inspired Peter Lanyon and countless other artists over the centuries. Transform these sketches into dynamic compositions using paint, mixed media and collage. An ideal course to loosen up your approach and equally rewarding for beginners.
 


St Ives Harbour and Town 24/06/2019

£435

The winding cobbled streets, whitewashed cottages and iconic harbour of St Ives have captivated artists for centuries. Learn a contemporary, fast and effective approach to capturing this special place. Experiment with a process of layering collage with painting, inspired by artists like Terry Frost, so you can rapidly create an impressive and evocative work. One of the days will be a self-study day with clear tasks and goals.
 


LW Lanyon's Landscapes 02/08/2019

£285

Learn the secret of creating lively and contemporary landscapes. You will start by sketching iconic locations around St Ives that inspired Peter Lanyon and countless other artists over the centuries. Transform these sketches into dynamic compositions using paint, mixed media and collage. An ideal course to loosen up your approach and equally rewarding for beginners.
 


Spirit of Tuscany 20/08/2019

£485

Get truly immersed in the spirit of Tuscany on this field trip to Italy. Absorb the vibrant Sienese colours and explore an expressive approach to landscape and place. Develop your ideas using drawing, collage and acrylics to experiment and explore. Loosen up your painting and find your personal response to the stunning landscape and medieval townscape surrounding the centre.


Lanyon's Landscape 28/10/2019

£435

Learn the secret of creating lively and contemporary landscapes inspired by St Ives artist Peter Lanyon. Sketch iconic locations around St Ives and enjoy a field trip to a location with panoramic views. Create dynamic compositions using paint, mixed media and collage. One of the days will be a self-study day with clear tasks and goals. An ideal course to loosen up your approach and equally rewarding for beginners.