These kind words below are from the ladies that came to my 3 day workshop in the Winter … here are a couple of images of their gorgeous work that they made over the 3 days ….some very quick charcoal drawings…to get ‘the eye in’
‘I have just completed a three day art class at Box Tree Cottage. It was enlightening and historically fascinating. Karen shared her knowledge of many artists with her extensive range of books.Her enthusiasm and love of art transferred to us all. The atmosphere was one of deep concentration interlaced with lots of fun and laughter! As a beginner, with the right guidance, I was amazed with the outcome! Looking forward to the next classes.’ Judy
‘I really enjoyed Karen’s painting classes, they are good fun as well as very informative. I learnt so much in just a couple of sessions and now look at the subject in a different way. It doesn’t matter what level you are at, Karen will bring out the best in you as her passion and enthusiasm really rubs off. Looking forward to attending again.’ Sue Bradbury – Garden Designer
‘I found Karen Bowers’ three day painting course on still life very helpful and a lot of fun. There was a real sense of camaraderie and bubbling banter – making it instantly relaxing, the log fire blazing and Karen’s menagerie rearranging the still life just to keep us on our toes. I know and love Karen’s paintings and admire greatly her beautiful layering of colour and form. The various different drawing exercises to start to loosen up my drawing skills – by the end of the 3 days I felt uninhibited and totally focused on my painting.
To have a chance to have an insight into Karen’s approach to putting marks on paper was fascinating and hugely rewarding. Thank you so much Karen – I came away wanting more and I am certainly looking at the world in a slightly different “hue”…! The cake was marvellous too!:).’ Lizzie Hicks – Fashion Consultant
Watercolour and gouache Still Life