In this two-day workshop Michael’s love of colour and form will inspire and inform you about the true nature of abstraction.
During the weekend workshop you can take the opportunity to expand and explore your own unique style of abstraction within the safe confines of Michael Gemmell’s experienced tuition.
Friendly and fun are the usual descriptions given to Michael’s teaching style but the results speak for themselves as his students blossom in both confidence and skill.
Michael Gemmell is an abstract artist living in Co. Wicklow. He attended both Dublin and Limerick Colleges of Art.
He teaches abstract painting on an ongoing basis to groups and also gives one to one tuition. Throughout his career Michael has had numerous successful exhibitions in Ireland and abroad. His paintings are held in private and public collections. Gemmell never stops thinking about the landscape as something interiorized “from above and below” rather than as something diagrammatically delineating the lay of the land. His process seems to be one of delving and digging into earthy essences, reminiscent of when Irish poet Seamus Heaney likened working with his pen to the way his father would sink a spade “into gravelly ground.”
Michael recently exhibited his work in the Leinster Gallery Dublin and is a regular exhibitor at the RHA Annual Exhibition.
Selection of brushes
Oil or Acrylic paints (variety of colours)
Linseed Oil or similar (if using oil)
Low Odour solvent such as Sansodor
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