Days in the life room are always a battle against time and the ability to keep the energy levels up. Caffeine shots from Pret usually help the latter, but it’s certainly a gift to have fantastic tutors and models too. Huge thanks to all the amazing Art Academy life class tutors, most recently Susanne du Toit and Anthony Williams.
Anatomy Class at The Art Academy London revealed unexpected beauty in limbs and bones. Thanks to the ever-brilliant Francesca Corra for her passion, patience and fantastically morbid tales of dissection – and for allowing me to rediscover how much I love watercolour.
Painting with the brilliant Roxana Halls on the Advanced Clothed Figure course at The Art Academy London (below). I have been lucky to paint Manko throughout my four years at The Art Academy so she has become something of a benchmark for my progress. She is an amazing model and also co-founder of the Art Model Collective – check out the great events they run.
Hugh. Oil on Canvas Board, 2017
Painting from life with The London Road Group