Life drawing (drawing the human figure) continues to play a central role in both my teaching and art practice. I view the attending of life drawing classes as akin to going to the gym- a technical and creative workout. During those few hours in front of the human figure I am presented with an opportunity to practice those all important observational skills; skills acquired through the practice of giving full attention and focus to the subject. In the process I can also explore ideas around line, form, shape and tone. I also have the opportunity to experiment, and become familiar, with a range of media, techniques and technology whilst enjoying the company of like minded people both models and fellow artists.
I have regularly attending Life classes and have run, drawing classes for many years including running my own evening Life drawing class here in Cambridge for 10 years.