Had a stimulating session tonight at college on painting. Adam, our tutor, who is a painter himself, showed 2 Dvd's on painters. I am not a painter (yet!) but got alot from listening to John Virtue and Ian Davenport talk about their practice. The discipline especially. John was particularly inspiring and so passionate about his work - I have tonight done a bit of research and found out that he puts in a 10 hour day - I suppose the fact that he was a postman starting at 3.30am helps in terms of getting started early in the morning! I personally wasn't that taken with Ian's work and was more interested in the filmic qualities. Both had something to say about abstract work in very different ways.
Posted by Rosie Kearton at Thursday, November 27, 2008