Antonia Black has been a familiar lively presence at Broadway Arts Festival for many years and a regular judge of The Great Broadway Paint-Off.
We are delighted to announce her as our official “Artist in Residence” for the 2020 Broadway Arts Festival!
A prolific, professional Australian artist who settled locally in The Cotswolds, she originally studied at the National Art School in Sydney, and then spent 5 years at the Slade in London.
She has exhibited widely in England and abroad and gained many prestigious awards for her vibrant and lively work including the Sydney and the RBSA Open Watercolour competitions, the Singer & Friedlander/Sunday Times Watercolour Competitions of 2001, 2003 and 2006 and the ‘Grand Prix’ at the 14th Salon International de la Peinture a L’Eau in Tregastel, France in 2003.
Antonia’s paintings radiate her own ‘joie de vivre’. Lively and spontaneous she paints with passion, both still life and outdoors, often on big sheets of heavy watercolour paper laid directly on the ground.
Always colourful and exuberant they reflect the artist’s own irrepressible personality.
Antonia is a colourist combining brilliant non-naturalistic colour with vigorous expressive brushwork. She has years of experience teaching drawing and watercolour in secondary schools and in adult education as a professional art tutor. She enthuses students of all ages and abilities with her love of watercolour medium combined with pastel, gouache and ink. She strongly believes in encouraging creativity, spontaneity and enjoyment of the arts.
Do look out for her and say hello at some of our bigger events in June as she captures the spirit of our festival in her artwork.
Her artwork “The Hikers” depicting the historic Broadway Tower has been chosen as the official 2020 festival image and she will be running an exclusive Plein Air workshop for a lucky 12 up at the tower.
Tickets will go on sale through the website at 10am on Good Friday (April 10th).