On Being an Artist – Marco Cazzulini Day Seven

by Geoff Hall on January 27, 2012

“82b”, acrylic on canvas, 2011 Today –  Advice for young graduates OK, no puns about leading you up the garden path! But actually, I do like a painting that leads you somewhere. Marco suggest that we can explore in this (…)

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On Being an Artist – Marco Cazzulini Day Six

by Geoff Hall on January 26, 2012

“My Father the Gardener”, oil on canvas, 2009 Life lived out in the fray of the everyday, the tangle of stuff and the conspiracy of inanimate things may inform our spirituality, but they should never define us! We may find (…)

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On Being an Artist – Marco Cazzulini Day Five

by Geoff Hall on January 25, 2012

“In the Garden”, c. 1981 (an ‘incidental’ sketch that holds a promise) We live in that tension of needing to work alone, but also being part of what Johannes called ‘loving critique’ and fleeing those who are ‘negative and critical’. (…)

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On Being an Artist – Marco Cazzulini Day Four

by Geoff Hall on January 24, 2012

Heads of the Pharisees, linocut, 1 of 3, 1987   This is the day I fall in love again with the humble linocut! There is something about the ‘simple’ gesture of black and white, of a process which catches the (…)

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On Being an Artist – Marco Cazzulini Day Three

by Geoff Hall on January 23, 2012

“If Not I” acrylic on card, 2009 “If Not I” asks a question, which I reckon most artists ask of their lives, of their work.  This abstract view is drawn from Marco’s landscapes, his Botanical art, his more representational scenes providing (…)

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On Being an Artist – Marco Cazzulini Day Two

by Geoff Hall on January 20, 2012

“Botanic Gardens”, acrylic on canvas, 2010 Day Two – We are probably comfortable in our own shoes; writing, painting, sculpting or dancing! However, it seems to me that when we move from our artistic work and into that thing we (…)

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On Being an Artist – Marco Cazzulini Day One

by Geoff Hall on January 19, 2012

Our series ‘On Being an Artist’ continues today with Marco Cazzulini   Marco and I met a few years. I can’t remember where, but it must have been meaningful! we have been friends and mutual encouragers  ever since! Marco’s art catches the eye (…)

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Momentum – Eyeing the potency of colour

by Geoff Hall on January 18, 2012

Momentum – Eyeing the potency of colour in the work of Marco Cazzulini   Tomorrow we start a series with a new guest blogger, Marco Cazzulini, from the historical city of Bath Spa, UK!! To introduce this series there’s an (…)

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On Being an Artist – Johannes Manz Day Seven

by Geoff Hall on January 17, 2012

  “Landscape”, Watercolour by Marit Havekost Day Seven – Today is the last day we have  Johannes Manz as our guest blogger. Thank you Johannes for your contribution to the Arts Mentoring Blog, the bloghaus of The Group! The range of work (…)

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On Being an Artist – Johannes Manz Day Six

by Geoff Hall on January 16, 2012

Day Six– the penultimate session with Johannes and today we consider professional development. There is something special about a gallery isn’t there? It is made even more special when the owners have what you might call a spiritual presence, for (…)

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