ELISABETH CUMMINGS: Painting & Drawing Tour

16 – 30 October 2017
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Join Elisabeth and share a journey that explores the colours of the land of Morocco, from Marrakech to the Atlas Mountains and Sahara. Elisabeth will look back at the great works of Matisse who worked in Morocco a century ago (1913-13) and respond to the surrounds in gouache and pastel mediums. The sublime landscape, the architecture, village life and the people will be our subjects for ‘plein air’ painting and drawing in gouache and pastels.

Elisabeth will share her experience as we paint together with lively demonstrations, time to create a visual response to our surroundings and discussion and review of the works in the evenings.

We will travel in the air conditioned comfort of our own vehicle and stay at traditional guesthouses where the food and ambience will add to the experience. This tour will cater to beginners or advanced practitioners and partners or travelling companions are also welcome and well catered for.

ABOUT Elisabeth Cummings

With a career that spans 58 years Elisabeth’s works can be found in the collection of all major public and regional institutions within Australia: the National Gallery of Australia; the Art Gallery of New South Wales; The Queensland Art Gallery and Campbelltown Arts Centre, Sydney.

Elisabeth travelled extensively throughout Europe living between Italy and France for 12 years and has worked and lived in her bush studio at Wedderburn, NSW since 1976. Travel has always been a large part of Elisabeth’s life and career with recent projects in New Zealand, Hong Kong, Gallipoli in Turkey.

Cummings intuitive works are largely influenced by landscape and the idea of place, she is a master of line and colour, which guide her somewhat abstracted paintings and drawings.

ABOUT the tour

Traveling with a small group of like-minded people and an experienced team of co-hosts including Australian artist Rita Lazauskas and professional Amazigh Guide Abdenabi Imelouane, the program offers an innovative and creative way to explore a new place that is stimulating, supportive and safe.

This 14 day tour traveling with Elisabeth you will experience the wonderful world of the indigenous Amazigh (Berber) people. Time is given to paint ‘plein air’ en route, to explore the wealth and beauty of the Moroccan landscape and culture through a focus on colour for image-making.

The warmth and good humour of the people is immense and the insights into the Islamic world and Amazigh spirituality and contemporary life fascinating.

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More about Elisabeth Cummings:

2015 Elisabeth Cummings: King Street Gallery PRESS RELEASE
2015 Elisabeth Cummings: Essay by Anna Johnson
http://kingstreetgallery.com.au/artists/elisabeth-cummings/