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Working from Nature to Abstraction

April 12, 2018 @ 10:00 am - April 13, 2018 @ 4:00 pm


River Hawk Ranch will host a series of two day workshops with internationally renown artist Dominique Sutton in the beautiful surrounds of Byron Bay. In this dynamic workshop we will be drawing and painting en plain air using the beautiful landscape of the River Hawk Ranch as our inspiration, sourcing ideas from the environment around us and exploring this incredible, sacred place.

On day one we will start by gathering found materials to make tools. Using large sheets of paper we will explore gestural ink, washes, river mud, charcoal and water based paints and try different techniques of mark making, layering and ideas.

On day two we will move onto canvas. We will be working on the ground or in the studio using our marks and tools from the day before with large brushes and poured paints to create a finished canvas. We will talk about the feel of the work, the energy, issues and location.
Conversing with your peers and cultivating meaningful connections, is central to becoming an interesting artist.

River Hawk Ranch is the perfect place for a weekend of creative immersion with one of Australia’s best art-practitioners.
Enjoy a delicious lunch and then finish the day with a glass of wine contemplating your work with fellow artists.

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April 12, 2018 @ 10:00 am
April 13, 2018 @ 4:00 pm


Dominique Sutton
0409 573 800


River Hawk Ranch
150 Tandys Ln
Brunswick Heads, NSW Australia
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