Sara Lee – Landscape & Colour 2013

Array of pastels

Rabley Artist in ResidenceSara Lee, ran her second course of the year at Rabley last week.  The brilliant, sunny weather meant students were able to fully explore the surrounding landscape at Rabley through colour and the medium of pastel.


On the second day of the course Sara took the group up to Cherhill Downs, a local SSSI (Site of Special Scientific Interest), reknowned for it’s interesting flora, fauna and ancient monuments.


This was a real treat and gave everyone the opportunity to get to grips with getting their packs together for a day drawing en plein air – something not to be underestimated! Sara spent great time guiding everyone through the preparation of palette and paper in the studio so they got the most out of their drawing time outside. The day was rounded up nicely with a well-deserved pot of tea and cake at Avebury!


By the end of the three days the studio walls were an array of colourful pastel drawings, each student having a different take on the landscape and way of working with their pastels. Sara Lee is an extremely patient, supportive tutor. Everybody came away having learnt new skills and tips from her that will encourage confidence in working directly from the landscape, and increase productivity in future practice.

Everyone enjoyed the course so much they want to come and do it again next year!

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Click here to see some of Sara Lee’s works on paper available from Rabley Contemporary Gallery.

Sara Lee 'Refuge' 2013Sara Lee ‘Refuge’, 2013    NEW!

Japanese Woodcut


Our Course Programme for 2013-14 is out now.

Contact Meryl or Amy-Jane if you would like information about future courses: / 01672 511999