We are delighted to annouce that our new Artist in Residence is Nick Logan.
The term is for 2 years, so you will see Nick at our events between now and the next festival where he will run workshops, participate in our educational outreach programmes in schools, help to judge The Great Broadway Paint-Off and next open art competition, etc. Nick ran a fantastic portrait drawing workshop at the festival in June.
Nick Logan acquired his BA (Hons) in Fine Art – Drawing and Painting at the world famous Glasgow School of Art in 2003, with a sell out degree show.
The same year, he received the NS MacFarlane Charitable Trust Award (RGI) and was also shortlisted for the DLA Award (Sarah Myerscough).
The following year, he served on the Board of Governors for Glasgow School of Art and also began working as a full time artist, with a studio next to Peter Howson, in the west end of Glasgow.
There were solo shows in London and Edinburgh (both in association with Sarah Mysercough), and exhibitions at the AAF, Battersea; Glasgow Art Fair; Glasgow School of Art; Glasgow Art Club; Collyer~Bristow and the Air Gallery, both in London.
He stopped painting in 2007, due to ill health (problems with his sight – not good news for a painter!) but started again in 2011, having moved to Solihull.
He was approached by Julie Hyde (Founder of COEA) and began their first oil painting class. This quickly turned into 2 oil painting classes, a drawing class and a regular monthly workshop. There was a period teaching at Solihull College before Nick decided to set up his own classes. Upon which he was asked to teach life drawing in Stratford, by Michael Culverwell (President of Stratford Art Society), and a year later by artists in Birmingham.
Find out more by visiting the Nick Logan Fine Art website