Life Drawing and Painting

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From  May 14th to June 18th, every Thursday evening from 7pm to 9.30pm at the studio (1st Floor, 114 Waverley Road, Southsea PO5 2PS).

£22 per session or £110 for all 6 sessions. Bring your own materials ( I have some paper)

Tea and coffee provided.

Please email colin.merrin@sky.com if you’re interested in this course or any subsequent courses.

Open Studio and Painting and Drawing Workshops

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My studio is open from Friday 17th October through to Sunday 19th. With a bit of luck and good memory I’ll have some wine and possibly things to eat there, but more importantly, my paintings. Come along to First Floor Studio, 114 Waverley Road, Southsea PO5 2PS

I am running Wednesday evening workshops from the studio with 6 sessions running from November 12th, 19th, 26th, December 3rd, 10th and 17th from 7pm to 9.30pm. The cost is £22 per session. Bring your own materials. Call me on 07879 628602.

 

 

Open Studio 17th – 19th October

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As part of the ‘Created in Portsmouth’ art trail, I am opening my studio from Friday 17th to Sunday 19th October from 10am to 7pm. The venue is First Floor Studio, 114 Waverley Road, Southsea, Hants PO5 2PS. Sales of my work will be used to fund the university education of Gambian student Maimuna Sanneh. Maimuna was successful in gaining a place at university in Gambia to study economics. I have supported Maimuna’s school education for the past 4 years and my commitment to her is to raise the £300 a year university fees from the sales of my paintings. There will be refreshments available. Please come along and view (mandatory) and buy (optional). Look forward to seeing you there.

Mixed Media

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I’ve recently completed a series of small mixed media pieces for Carre d’artistes in the Hague (see Gallery 3). I’ve used photocopied versions of reference photos taken when I’m out drawing. Working on half painted surfaces, I marry up and juxtapose, using various drawing and painting materials to pull a composition together. I like the element of surprise and possibility with this process as I’m never happy knowing exactly how something will turn out

New Studio

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Thanks to my partner Lynn persuading me to do a detour on our way to the Royal Dockyard and our friend Louise, I’ve just acquired a studio after months of working at the back of my house. It’s been fine, but the urge to throw, flick and splash paint around is moderated by the fact I’m working at the end of the kitchen and into a new conservatory. The studio’s on the first floor of what first appears to be a drab 1960s building, but is in fact a 200 year old former flour mill in Waverley Road, Southsea, just off Albert Road. It’s perfect. The space is enormous and could easily accommodate another three artists, but I’ve decided to be a greedy sod, at least ’til the money runs out. It has a sink, a clean loo, as well as a store room and I move in on August 18th.

Shop

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Apologies. Shop’s currently shut. I’m in the process of organising the page, so please watch this space. Contact me on my email or phone number if you’re interested in buying a painting. Thanks

New Colin Merrin Website Goes Live

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Finally managed to operate the administration of the site thanks to Nick Pye the designer, who, this morning, politely and patiently explained to this technologically challenged old Luddite how simple it all is. Thanks Nick.