Painting the Physic Gardens

Course Information

Course Code - C2AR122A
Start Date - 29/06/2019
End Date - 29/06/2019
Course Day - Saturday
No of Weeks - 1
Time - 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Tutor - Christine Lloyd
Painting the Physic Gardens
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  • Band A - £35.00
  • Band B - £35.00

Course Description

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Painting the Physic Gardens


Learn how to capture, compose and balance the scene in front of you whilst outdoors in the beautiful Physic Gardens in Cowbridge. You will then take your ideas back to the studio at Cowbridge Old Hall for further refinement. The workshop will include an explanation on how to assemble your materials, integrate proportion, scale and light, think inside a frame and paint with depth. You will capture changing conditions, creating mood and atmosphere, putting it all together in the studio.  You may want to sketch with a painting in mind and join our group for the previous workshop ‘Sketching the Physic Gardens in Cowbridge’. This course starts in the studio at Cowbridge Old Hall and is weather dependent. It will be held indoors with reference material from the Physic Gardens if it is too wet to venture out.


Meet the Artist Christine Lloyd

As an artist I have spent all of my life participating in creative practice. I draw from observation and have a passion for illustration and printing. From an early age my portfolio has opened many doors for me that has led to a successful career as a graphic designer in the screen printing industry and a fulfilling role as a lecturing artist for the creative industries. As an academic I have been lucky enough to share my practice with a variety of learners who I have encouraged with my enthusiasm for the arts. Many of whom are now practicing artists. 


I have studied at the Royal Drawing School in London with Francis Hoyland and Louise Sturgis. This experience gave me the confidence to explore all aspects of drawing. I am currently developing my drawing expertise by observing movement. This is a process I am beginning to explore by emulating etchings by Anthony Gross whose observations of movement are very evident in his work. I feel print making lends itself instinctively to my expressions of movement and enhances the energy I capture in these images. 


Further experimentation with acrylic and oil painting has developed out of my printed images. I try to transfer the vibrancy of the print images to the paintings. I feel this is a common strand which is present throughout my work. This practice has been formed out of my passion for drawing. My initial observations, my familiarity with the composition, my observations of movement and then the more precise marks I make give me the clarity I need to record the instance presented before me.


Examples of my work can be found at

Venue - Cowbridge Community College

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