Kevin Scully trained at Wimbledon School of Art and is an experienced tutor in painting and drawing in all mediums.
He has excellent interpersonal skills and tutors on painting holidays at home and abroad.
He has worked in the theatre and television as a scenic artist, and for many years as an illustrator in advertising and publishing.
He is a winner of the Winsor & Newton Painting Prize and the Clairefontaine Art Award.
His latest book ‘Still Life in Gouache’ was published in June by The Crowood Press and a second book, ‘Drawing and Painting on Location’ is due for publication next year.
His work encompasses a wide range of subjects, but a love of landscape and water now features predominantly in his work.
He works predominantly in oils, watercolour and pastels and teaches in all media including drawing.
Kevin has just released a new book, which has caught our attention because it is all about “Drawing and Painting on Location”, which here at Alpha is what we are all about, with at least 90% of our holidays being “En-Plein-Air”
Working en plein-air is a French term that means literally 'in the open air' and, although artists have been doing just that for centuries, the concept is experiencing a resurgence today. Sketchers and painters alike are leaving their studios and heading out into the open air. This book encourages you to join them. Full of in-depth advice and practical instruction, it explains how to make the most of painting outside and how to capture the very essence of a scene with a far greater authenticity than can be achieved when working from a second-hand image.
Covers an array of mediums including pencils, pastels, pens, watercolours, oils and acrylics
Advises on the best materials and accessories, from sketchbooks to easels
Suggests suitable locations and subject matter including landscapes, seascapes and people
Explains the importance of good composition, colour harmony, tonal values and perspective
Encourages the exploration of new ideas by examining other artists' work, and the development of personal style
If you are interested please let us know at Alpha and we can supply it for you. In due course it should be on our Art Shop page. RRP £16.99. For more details of the book and a look inside click here.