Experimental Landscapes with Paul Bailey

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Wednesday 13th March 2024


10:00 am – 4:30 pm

Course Description

A one day acrylic landscape class. Paul will demonstrate his alternative processes, strategies and the way he incorporates his unique mark-making to construct his distinctive landscapes which convey the dynamism of the and wild Cornish landscape. This course will cover techniques such as: paint layering, acrylic washes, masking and collage. Paul’s mission is to inspire the student to experiment, liberate their mark-making and to enjoy the process of painting with total expression.

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Acrylic paint – colours optional, but to include cyan, red shade blues, turquoise, yellow, red and orange hues. Lamp black, Payne’s grey and Titanium white recommended

Clear matt acrylic medium

A couple of canvas boards – students choice, but 10 x 12 (smallest) up to 16 x 20 inches (largest) recommended

Brushes – flat acrylic brushes from ¼ inch to 1 ½ inch; small round; small rigger

Metal palette knife (crank preferable)

Decorator’s window scrapper

Kitchen scrubbing sponge (small)

Kitchen roll/cloth

White 80 gsm2 (thin copier type) or drawing paper


Provided by Cornwall School of Art if required

  • Easels
  • Drawing boards
  • Pencils
  • Erasers
  • Rulers
  • Scissors
  • Clips


All art materials are available to purchase in the Truro Arts shop, 26 River Street Truro TR1 2SJ, and you will receive a 10% discount on all supplies for the course.


Paul Bailey

My landscape paintings are based on a recollection of memories: hills I have climbed; coastal paths I have walked; and the perception of an horizon that stretches far into the distance. My work is inspired by the time-worn landscape of Wales, England and Scotland. My unconventional influences (graffiti, commercial print, illustration and graphic design) provide my direction. My practice explores the process of cognitive storage and interpretation of visual and emotional memory of the landscape: simplification, echoing shapes, distorted spaces, abstraction, colour and dynamics. A fusion of ideas, experimentation tempered by my knowledge and experiences. Mine is an unconventional route into art. An apprenticeship in commercial illustration leading to a career in the design and print industry, and then finally fulfilling my boyhood dream to become a fine artist. Alongside exhibiting and selling to patrons all over the world, I have supplied commissioned pieces to international and domestic interior design companies and my work has featured on commercial packaging and book covers too. I regularly give talks and demonstrations to Art Societies, and have recently become a published author with my first book ‘Experimental Nature in Acrylics: Our Landscapes’ published by Batsford Books.

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Our courses usually begin at 10am and end at 4:30pm, with a half an hour lunch break at around 1pm. There will also be brief morning and afternoon breaks, with free tea and coffee available in the kitchen area. At Lunch time you can make things nice and easy by pre-ordering a freshly prepared Coach House Lunch. Alternatively, you’re very welcome to bring along a packed lunch and any other refreshments you like.

On sunny days students and tutors are invited to enjoy breaktimes outside in the leafy courtyard or gardens surrounded by birdsong.




Wednesday 13th March 2024


10:00 am – 4:30 pm



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