I taught a great class inspired by Georgia O Keefe. Such was her love of nature and flowers that she tended to focus in on them and fill up the whole paper. Using watercolour all the classes were given my photo (below right) that I took of a bowl of fruit and also shown O'Keefe's paintings including the one below left. Then taking two L Shaped pieces of paper selected a segment of the photo that they wanted to paint. I used this exercise to look at composition and watercolour techniques. I also advised to add little bit of linear ink on the plate which adds a good contrast! You can see the wide variety of paintings that were produced. They all look very sumptuous!
New term starting from Sept 14th teaching drawing and watercolour to all levels.
Ostreme Art Class, Mumbles 10am-12.30 Wed
Swansea Grand Theatre Art Class 2pm-4.15pm Wed
Shoreline Hotel, Mumbles Thurs 10am -12 Thurs
If you would like more information, inquire about availability or go on my waiting list please email Zoe on email@example.com or tel 01792 642164
Zoe is a professional artist covering subjects from landscape to figurative, drawing to watercolour. All levels welcome
Busy Bee! First stop Ostreme Arts & Crafts Exhibition featuring some great work from my Ostreme art class. Jen did a stella job of putting it up and looking after the show today THANKYOU. And thankyou to all my students who put in work and helped organise.
Then off to Nick Holly's Summer exhibition, The Second art opening of the day featuring a selection of my work. On until end of Aug #balletart #balletpainting #theatreart #welshartist #welshart #swanseaart (at The Nick Holly Studio Gallery)
Two of my Crimson Paintings are in The Little Picture Show in The Albany Gallery, Albany Rd, Cardiff.
Exhibition on until April 23rd
The Little Picture Show Exhibition
The Albany Gallery was established in 1965 and is recognised as one of Wales' most successful and long-established privately owned commercial art galleries. The monthly exhibition programme of leading Welsh & British artists provides a showcase for solo and group exhibitions in a variety of media.
Exhibitors include Royal Academicians, members of the New English Art Club, The Society of Women Artists, The Royal Cambrian Academy.
Monday - Saturday: 10am - 5pm
Sunday & Bank Holidays: 11am - 4+4
Easter holidays have arrived and my art classes in Mumbles and Swansea have all been working very hard. This term we have looked at landscape painting in watercolour painting and have picked local areas including the famous view of Mumbles through the trees. (Some artistic licence was taken with the trees as we were experimenting!!) Some lovely examples of all their hard work are below. If you are interested in art classes in Mumbles and Swansea in drawing and watercolour please contact me on 01792 642164 or firstname.lastname@example.org .
New ballerina painting of Anastasia Stashkevich Bolshoi Principal Dancer in La Corsaire, The Russian Icons Gala, London Coliseum. Pastel painting by Zoe James-Williams. A prima ballerina painted in Pastel and Japanese paper on Slate Grey pastel paper. For enquiries please contact me on info@zoejameswilliams
Delighted to be attending the dress rehearsal for the Ava Maya Ballet Gala in memory of Maya Plisetskaya. An amazing line up of some of the worlds leading ballet dancers. A real treat and so inspiring. Can't wait to start painting. It was great to relax and enjoy the actual performance as well especially seeing the fireworks from the male dancers. Amazing.
FIrst painting of Royal Ballet Principal Mara Galeazzi in Alta Stare, choreographed by Tim Podesta. Mixed Media
Celebrating #PaintedLovers for #ValentinesDay with The National Gallery #TheEmbrace by #ZoeJamesWilliams Figurative Artist.
I will be posting a painting of lovers each day up to Valentines Day.
A must see exhibition only on until Feb 13th in The Ceri Richards Gallery. Its like walking into a room of sunshine!
Many of the world’s leading artists have enjoyed making posters for their exhibitions. These often took the form of original lithographs, printed by some of the great Parisian ateliers. The poster, by nature, is ephemeral and mint copies are rare so we are delighted to offer you these beautiful original examples.
Author Zoe James-Williams
Contemporary figurative artist with a love for ballet and theatre.