Following a very successful 30-odd year career as an architectural
illustrator (a Fellow of the Society of Architectural Illustration) Keith
turned to a much looser, expressive approach with his own work in
watercolour finding immediate success with magazine articles,
international exhibitions and is a regular exhibitor with the Royal
Institute of Painters in Watercolour at the Mall Galleries, London.
His approach is dynamic and spontaneous, applying paint at speed,
moving and adjusting washes as he progresses. He believes the pursuit
of perfection is a fool's errand. It cannot be achieved by mere mortals
and it's the imperfections that make art interesting and personal,
revealing the artist, warts and all.
Tonal values are very important to him ensuring there is sufficient light and shade in his pictures. He uses colours for
dramatic effect rather than trying to reproduce them literally, thinking mainly in terms of warm and cool, and often
working with a simple triad of primary or secondary colours. He finds watercolour a medium of endless possibilities and
constantly explores different ways of using this exciting medium.
His spontaneous style, coupled with humour and a passion for the medium has won him many followers over the years
and his demonstration sessions and workshops are always in demand.
Double Occupancy £750
Single Occupancy £795
Dates : 10th - 14th May
Media : Watercolour
Type : Location
Paint with Keith Hornblower in watercolour in Exmoor and the stunning
North Devon Coast, where you will paint cascading rivers, moorland
valleys, harbours and coastal scenes.