Artist and tutor Sam Mitchell on Drawing From Life
Sam Mitchell's paintings are fascinating. They often incorporate rescued materials, discarded library books, toucans, and Nancy Mitford - all with her trademark meticulous technique. Painting on slippery perspex is another skill the previous Wallace Art Prize winner has developed over the years. When she's not in her studio or on an artist's residency, she's mentoring other artists. Sam's one of the tutors of Auckland's Art Dot Work, described as "professional development workshops for artists and creatives". Or, more succinctly, Art Bootcamp! Her subject is Drawing from Life - in particular, moving life models. Lynn Freeman talked to her about how tricky it is to capture movement in a painting: Sam Mitchell's workshop Loosen up, draw from life is on June 22 in Grey Lynn in Auckland. Look for Art Dot Work.