Be A More Confident Painter with Clare DuVergier

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Course: Be A More Confident Painter with Clare DuVergier
Tutor: Clare DuVergier
Start Date: 6th August 2018
Start Time: 9.30am
End Date: 10th August 2018
End Time: 4.00pm
Res Fee (from): £826.00
Non Res Fee: £270.00 What's included?

This course is part of Week One of the Dillington Summer School. Residents arrive for Tea on Sunday 5 August and depart after breakfast on Saturday 11 August. The course will run Monday to Friday.

This five day course is designed to challenge painters with some experience. The emphasis will be on watercolour, especially for preliminary work but finished studio pieces could be in any medium. Take time in the glorious surroundings of Dillington, to unwind and take a critical look at your own work. Be honest, are you stuck in a rut? Are you producing the same slightly tired and overworked paintings time and time again? Is there a better painter lurking within? Together we will examine the essential elements of a good painting to find the better painter that exists within us all.

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Clare DuVergier

Clare DuVergier is a well-known painter in the South West and lives in a remote area in the Quantock Hills. She trained both as an actress and as a teacher and her first job at the Northcott Theatre in Exeter instilled a great love of the local landscape. In 1990 having followed a number of career paths she returned to the South West and to a full time career in painting in 2000. She has exhibited at a number of galleries in the South West and Scotland and for many years as part of SAW (Somerset Art Week). She is now much in demand as a lively teacher of traditional watercolour. She works primarily with watercolour and occasionally in oils and mixed media. Her paintings are divers and include both figurative and abstract works with a particular interest in colour and light. 


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In its commitment to the arts and to broader and even peripheral aspects of culture, Dillington House is a beacon of enlightenment in a world of increasing sameness, mediocrity and uncritical acceptance. And there is much to be said for the home cooking too. I unhesitatingly commend it to all who are still intellectually alert. Brian Sewell