We are delighted to welcome six new exciting and inspiring painting tutors to the Watermill creative team next year and Iâ€™d like to introduce you to them one by one in the next week or so.
First up is James Willis, an English artist who has a particular love for architecture and historic buildings and the effects of light, shade and colour. He works mainly in oils and watercolours and his week-long course at the Watermill next year (Saturday 3 June to Saturday 10 June 2023) he will concentrate on watercolours,
James says: “The joy of being a painter is having the chance to respond to places and people and share my enthusiasm, knowledge and process to inspire others.”
A studentâ€™s comment: â€œJames is always encouraging his students to look more closely, try different techniques and colours, and â€˜be bolderâ€™â€.
James Willis began making paintings whilst at school and graduated with honours in Fine Art and Music, followed by an MA.in the History of Art. He lectures at a number of English academic institutions, as well as running regular live and online courses in painting, drawing and art history. He has exhibited widely and his work is in public and private collections in the UK and abroad. His book, Painting Buildings in Oils, was published in 2020 and he has contributed features in drawing and painting to several publications over the years.
You can learn more about James and his work on his website at https://www.jameswillisart.co.uk/
We are delighted to welcome James to the Watermill and more than intrigued as to what he will make of our pleasing, but rural, buildings. Come and see for yourself and become a bolder painter in the process. Five people have already booked in for his course.
James Willisâ€“ five places already booked
3 â€“ 10 June 2023
To learn more about James and his course at the mill, please visit his 2023 Tutor Profile page.