Sian Dudley is a qualified teacher with over 20 years of experience in
teaching art to all ages. She is a largely self-taught watercolourist with a
fascination for the way the medium has a life of its own, making its own
contribution to the finished work. The depth and clarity of colour,
textural marks, spontaneous expression and fineness of detail that are
possible in watercolour have inspired an experimental approach, allowing
her to explore a range of styles, from the 'tight' representation of
botanical illustration to much freer, almost abstract paintings.
Sian always begins with a close direct observation of her subject, using a
combination of sketching and photographs as reference for paintings
that are completed in the studio. In botanical subjects Sian's inspiration
comes from the effect of light through petals and leaves, and a sense of
colour and pattern.
In her portraits she aims to capture something of the character of the person, as well as a good likeness. Her other
work reflects her interest in paintings with a strong sense of narrative, and an element of participation by the viewer.
In 2018 Sian saw her first book on watercolour 'Painting Flowers : a Creative Approach' published by Crowood Press.
Sian will also be
tutoring jointly with Rob Dudley in June 2023 in the Usk Valley
Watercolour Backgrounds Lesson: Daisies
How to Paint Leaves in Watercolour
Double Occupancy £795
Single Occupancy £895
Dates : 7th - 11th May
Media : Watercolour
Type : Sketching & Painting
Capture the beauty of flowers, plants, trees and shrubs in the beautiful
Somerset gardens of Bishop's Palace and Kilver Court Gardens including
the well pools, moat, streams and lakes, all with beautiful reflections with
buildings playing a supporting role.