I would like to invite you to the ‘Paintings’ exhibition showcasing my personal paintings as well as artwork created by other Tottenham-based artists who have been attending my art classes over the two year.
I started my adventure as an art tutor three years ago. First as a volunteer tutor at a life drawing class, then as a watercolour teacher working for Tottenham Art classes.
Encouraged by my friend I started to run my own art classes in Tottenham: the Portrait drawing class and the Art of Colour painting class were held at in T.Chances until recently.
I now hold two drop-in classes – ‘Painting in watercolour’ and ‘Drawing and Painting’ – in The Engine Room at Tottenham Hale.
The classes attract a great variety of people as all are welcome from beginners to more experienced/practising artists. It is a great opportunity for all the students and also myself to meet interesting people and inspiring fellow artists. Regular students have become friends and enjoy working with me to discover new techniques and explore various subjects such as as portraiture, landscape, still lifes etc. We work in watercolour, acrylic, pastels, ink and other medias.
As a group we all are passionate about the creative process. Though we work seriously and mostly quietly during class, we enjoy socialising during breaks or after the class.
I have really enjoyed teaching the classes and making new friends and I look forward to continuing and seeing everyone progress in their art in the future.
I hope to see you at our exhibition and perhaps, if you are inspired, at my classes later.
Lesley Regan Ratcliff Lee
Marie – Pierre Crozet
Maria Clara Chorley
Joanna Pilarczyk Radecka