Talented artist Jeremy Sanders will be bringing a vivid palette into the classroom

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On 26th – 29th March, students will be welcoming Brighton based artist Jeremy Sanders.  Selected students from Year 8, 9, 10 and 11 will have the unique opportunity to work with Jeremy on one of the themes of cityscapes, seascapes, still-life and portraying animals.

By using a range of cultural reference points such as vintage cars and distinctive architecture, Jeremy Sanders transports us to the streets of Cuba, where the blazing sunlight sharpens the shadows and intensifies the rich, bright colours.  He works from a memory enriched by extensive travelling, and is inspired by the colours of the Tropics and of Cuba in particular.  He is also influenced by American realism, especially Edward Hopper's atmospheric urban landscapes of the 1940s.

Jeremy works solely in oils, as they allow him a broad, luxuriant application of paint and satisfy his desire to represent colour and light with accuracy.  He uses fragments of credit cards, creating a tool with similar qualities to that of a palette knife.  In addition to the broad, flat strokes however, they offer the detail that the point of the brush provides, with their sharp edges and pointed corners.

Jeremy Sanders is represented by DeMontfort Fine Art, the UK’s leading fine art international publisher and distributor of Original Paintings and collectable Limited Editions. DeMontfort Fine Art works in partnership with many of the best contemporary artists from around the world, as well as showcasing award winners and household names such as Rolf Harris and Jack Vettriano.

Artist Jeremy Sanders said, As an artist you often work in isolation so this is an exciting opportunity for me to emerge from my studio and work with a new generation. The workshops will enable me to reflect on my work whilst also helping the students to develop their own creative spirit. I hope that the students are looking forward to it as much as I am.”

This innovative opportunity was generously funded by The William Price Charitable Trust and will enable students to work with a successful practising artist.  They will be shown examples of his work, ask questions about life as an artist, be shown some painting techniques and then spend time creating their own masterpiece receiving guidance and inspiration from Jeremy.

The William Price Charitable Trust is an educational grant-making charity (Charity Reg. No. 307319) established to benefit persons who are under 25 years of age and who live in the area of the old Parish of Fareham in England.  In 2011 alone, The William Price Charitable Trust donated over £133,000 to local young people which helped to fund a broad range of initiatives such as curriculum enrichment programmes, library redevelopment schemes, IT equipment, dance studios, outdoor play areas, musical instruments and much, much more.

Phil Munday, Principal said, We are delighted to welcome talented artist Jeremy Sanders to our school later this month. We are extremely grateful to The William Price Charitable Trust whose generous donation has enabled us to bring this vibrant initiative to life. We recognise the value and importance of a diverse arts education programme and we’re confident that Jeremy’s visit will inspire confidence and creativity and also increase students’ understanding of contemporary art.”