Lea Nixon’s Tour Date: May 20 to 27, 2017
“If you like my style then I’d definitely like to help you with yours”
Lea Nixon comes from the town of Wigan, a place where Dick Turpin the ‘highway man’ once stopped for the night. Lea loves the history of his local town where he began as a school teacher in Art and Music. He says “The atmosphere and mood of a place is so important to making a truly exciting painting.” Lea’s teaching experience has taught him how to convey the painting skills he has himself, to his own students today.
“The process doesn’t have to be complicated, but what I like to do is teach the essential elements and then work with the student to develop a personal style of their own. Infact that was the way I learnt. My father was a superb artist and I remember my first watercolour lessons with him. I was soon hooked on watercolour and it has been my preferred media ever since. I love the beauty of a glowing and luminous wash – it is unique to the watercolour medium.”
I believe that in order to improve we have to unlock our limitations, make the process of painting natural and fluid. If you want to learn a more direct watercolour technique, uninhibited in performance and to move away from tight, overworked pictures then I am sure I can help. Changes are not always easy to make but I am sure you will soon find your new work surpassing anything gone before.
Lea has exhibited at the Mall Galleries in London in the Royal Institute of Watercolour Painters and the New English Art Club (NEAC). Collectors of his paintings like his loose and spontaneous style. “ I don’t like to spend too long on a picture otherwise it becomes too detailed and fussy.” Lea likes to paint cityscapes and landscapes and if you take a look at his website, www.leanixon.co.uk you’ll see what he means.
See more of Lea’s work here
*Painters have priority, but non-artist partners (shared accommodations only)
are welcome to come and enjoy the island a their own pace.