Spending time with Peter Sharp, abstract artist

Very excited ! I’ve booked myself in for a weekend workshop with abstract artist Peter Sharp.

Peter Sharp, 'Handle', 2009, oil and acrylic on canvas













The workshop isĀ  “Observation to Abstraction”, a 2-day event at Hazelhurst Regional Gallery & Arts Centre, Gymea.

Apparently Day 1 is spent doing observational drawings in the lovely Hazehurst Gardens, then Day 2 is spent in the studio creating abstract paintings based in some part on the drawings we’ve done. This is a different approach to what I usually pursue myself. I basically pull paintings out of my arse. That is to say, my work bears no resemblance to any pictorial element living or dead.

So, I’m figuring this workshop will gently push me out of my comfort zone, whilst allowing me some time with an artist whose work I really admire. He, like many other artists I admire, is represented by Liverpool Street Gallery. Funny how that Gallery keeps showing great artists…maybe when I grow up, I can be with them?