We will explore the issues central to abstract painting, such as nature, structure, geometry, the human form and master paintings as potential sources of investigation and inspiration. This class focuses on developing each artists inclination to make abstract art through a range of activities, studying in particular how to explore ones inspiration and ideas via process and using a language specific to each artist to develop coherent abstract images. There will be a model available to work from as a way to source imagery if that is your preference, and artists can bring in their own source material. Working through your sources, each artist will develop a greater sense of touch and consequently a deeper understanding of their own inclinations and the role they play in their painting.
Peter Bonner was Born in Australia, has studied Art in London, Melbourne and New York and is influenced by the New York School Artists as well as the wonderfully talented Australian aboriginal Women who are making art in the Central Australian Desert. He has worked and studied in Russia, Spain, Italy, France, Norway, The Central Australian Desert, the American West, and other extreme environments, including NYC!