12th July 2019
Twisted Sisters are thrilled to be hosting a new floral painting and arranging workshop ‘Expressive Florals’, with International abstract artist Sonal Nathwani, at our flower farm and design studio in Herefordshire.
The workshop will commence with a stroll around the flower farm to gather flowers which you will arrange in your favourite vase or jug to create your still life, under the guidance of Melissa, Twisted Sisters floral designer. Learn how to chose flowers, colours and focal flowers for your desired look. This will be followed by a relaxed lunch before continuing with demonstration and tuition, sketching and painting with Sonal in the afternoon. No experience is needed. You will be required to bring along your own tools and materials and a list will be sent to you on enrolment. A materials list will be sent out prior to workshop. Vessels will be available to buy with prior knowledge.
09.45-10.15 Arrive and introduction
10.15-12.30 Flower arranging session with Melissa
13.30-16.00 Painting session with Sonal
You could say that I took the scenic route to get to where I now stand on my career path. I decided to leave the finance industry after my second son was born, to live ‘the creative life’ and I can now happily say that I am a painter.
Born in Malawi, Africa, to Indian parents, I grew up in England and I now live with my family in Vienna, Austria. This exposure to a multitude of cultures throughout my life reflects in my work being a blend of asian and european influences and sensibilities. love for colour and pattern and flowers is evident in my work. Yes, flowers really do make me happy and you will see a lot of floral elements in both my paintings and print designs. Wildlife and people sometimes fall into the mix too. Lines are important for me. I can get very excited about the rhythm and quality of a line – one of the many things I learnt during my time at the renowned Charles H. Cecil Studios in Florence, Italy.
Inspiration comes from whatever catches my eye; be it the form of an object, natural or man-made, the play of light and shadow, a face, an image or simply a colour. This is the beginning of each painting, whether figurative or abstract….and sometimes I am simply inspired by the paint itself.
SECURE YOUR PLACE
We would absolutely love for you to join us on our Expressive Florals workshop.
Cost of workshop £225.00
A delicious light lunch and refreshments will be provided.
Please let us know of any dietary requirements.
The nearest train stations are Leominster or Hereford and we can recommend various accommodation in the area. Both train stations are a short drive away. Directions to Twisted Sisters Flower Farm and Design Studio can be found here.
Tools, painting materials and vessels not included.
Transport not included.
Minimum required number of attendees are required for workshop to go ahead.
To see more of Sonal’s work www.instagram.com/sonaln