On Thursday 2 December our Lower Sixth Artists visited Luke Elwes’ ‘Landermere’ exhibition at the Frestonian Gallery, W11. 

Our students were lucky enough to meet Luke Elwes who talked to them about how he makes his work and how the landscape around him influences him. Elwes paints in both oil and watercolour however the show concentrates on his recent watercolours which are unusually large for the medium. He explained his interest in reflections, water and the positive and negative elements in his painting.  He also showed students his sketchbooks and explained how he takes a sketchbook and watercolours with him wherever he visits in the world, from Australia to India to Ireland or even the Essex marshes. He also discussed the work of Monet, Cy Twombly and Jackson Pollock who are his major influences.

My thanks go to Luke Elwes for meeting and speaking to our students, inspiring artists of the future!

Ms MacMillan (Head of Creative Arts)