QEST Study visit to Naples and Rome

QEST Study visit to Naples and Rome

I made a wonderful study visit to Rome and Naples, thanks to a QEST Anthony and Elizabeth Mellows Charitable Settlement Scholarship. ​Following on from my gold leaf course in Bosa, I took the boat from Sardinia to the mainland and trains to Naples, Pompeii,...
QEST, L’Art de la Fresque, Brittany

QEST, L’Art de la Fresque, Brittany

Continuing with my QEST Scholarship, I attended a week long fresco course, l’Art de la Fresque, at the beautiful Abbaye Saint Jacut de la Mer in Brittany, France. This was run by Isabelle Bonzom and Valerie Letombe and hosted by VMSF. There were thirteen participants...
QEST Scholarship, Merz fresco

QEST Scholarship, Merz fresco

In 2022, I received a QEST Anthony and Elizabeth Mellows Charitable Settlement Trust Award to gain further training in fresco painting. The first part of this, in June, involved working on a wall. I was keen to get practice in this as I had previously mainly worked on...
Man in Pink

Man in Pink

For my latest test fresco, I am doing a figure from Piero della Francesca’s Legend of the True Cross. I chose it because I had a good sized copy of it in a library book. I love his pink outfit and how the folds look so complex. Julia talked me through how to build up...
Fresco painting course in Bosa, Sardinia

Fresco painting course in Bosa, Sardinia

I have recently returned from a wonderful week in Bosa, Sardinia. I attended a fresco painting course led by Carey Mortimer. I have been interested in the technique of buon fresco for about 10 years. Having tried various experiments in my studio, I felt it was time...