Gerry Dudgeon studied Fine Art (Painting) at Camberwell School of Art from 1975-79, graduating with a First Class B.A. Hons degree, and continued his studies in painting as a postgraduate on the M.F.A. course at Reading University from 1979-81. He was awarded a Boise Travelling Scholarship from the Slade School of Art, and visited New York to pursue his interest in contemporary American painting. He worked as an artist in London before moving to West Dorset in 1987, and was able to give up part-time Art School lecturing in 2002 to concentrate wholly on painting. Gerry’s paintings are on exhibition at the Jerram Gallery, Sherborne, Dorset; Coombe Gallery, Dartmouth, Devon; and Bath Contemporary, Bath, Somerset.
At La Borie Grande the approach will be to make sketches and colour studies in pastel & watercolour on site, and then to interpret these into more developed paintings back in the studio. Gerry will work on paintings during the course to demonstrate how he uses this approach.
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For some suites, multiple booking options are available in the drop-down menus. Please take care to select the option most suitable to your requirements. The available options are:
- One painter not sharing a suite
- One painter sharing a suite with a non-painting partner
- Two painters who are also a couple sharing a suite
- Two painters who are not a couple sharing a suite
There will be three core themes:
- Depth in Landscape (excursions to study the surrounding Tarn area near Cordes)
- Interacting Angles (excursions to nearby bastide villages to study architectural shapes)
- Textural Contrasts (studies of shrubs and trees in the garden)
Guests bring their own acrylic paints, acrylic paper, palettes and drawing materials, while easels, stools, tables and drawing boards are provided. There is a spacious studio available in the large converted barn.
Gerry will give one-to-one instruction to each guest, tailoring his tuition to their individual needs. The aim is to explore their own creativity and find a personal language by the end of the week. The course at La Borie Grande will emphasise freedom of expression and experimental mark-making within a landscape context. There will be ample opportunities to work in the gardens and the surrounding area, with excursions to places of interest and lunches in local restaurants included in the price.
See more at: http://www.gerrydudgeon.com/
|Room||Location||Suitable for...||Bedding & Bathroom||Book|
|Jardin Suite||Manor Level 1||Exec||Single Person or Couple||Queen bed. En-suite bathroom & private lounge Views of gardens, pool and Cordes-sur-Ciel.|
|Cordes Suite||Manor Level 2||Exec||Single Person or Couple||Queen bed. En-suite bathroom. Views of Cordes-sur-Ciel.|
|Walnut Suite||Manor Level 2||Superior||Sharing Singles or Couple||Two rooms with a queen bed in each and a shared bathroom. View of gardens.|
|Provence Suite||Manor Level 2||Exec||Sharing Singles or Couple||Two single beds. En-suite bathroom. Views of Cordes-sur-Ciel.|
|Studio Suite||Studio Ground Level||Superior||Single Person or Couple||Queen bed. En-suite bathroom. Views to external courtyard.|
|Farmhouse 1||Farmhouse Level 1||Superior||Single Person or Couple||Queen bed. En-suite bathroom. Views of Cordes-sur-Ciel.|
|Farmhouse 2||Farmhouse Level 1||Superior||Sharing Singles or Couple||Two single beds. Private bathroom. Views of courtyards.|
|Farmhouse 3||Farmhouse Ground Level||Standard||Single Person||Double bed. Bathroom in corridor, shared with one other room. Views to Cordes-sur-Ciel.|
|Farmhouse 4||Farmhouse Ground Level||Standard||Single Person||Double bed. Bathroom in corridor, shared with one other room. Views to courtyard.|