2019 Coming in November:
Images with text are being liberated from the Light into Dark Sketch Book.
See the works in progress on the new Editions page.
2019 update on Radial Series
Mix media drawings are often worked-on seasonally, yearly and in situ when the climate permits.
Where the Bear Once Roamed 2007-18 is now complete.
SEE NEW PAGE from Light into Dark Sketch Book
Selected IMAGES of the SKETCH OPEN EXHIBITION 2017
Selected Sketch Book from the Rabley drawing Centre Show
New Page SKETCH
More Small paintings on REAL CHALK GESSO
South Coast Calling SerieS VIEW NOW
Real gesso is an ancient mixture used as a ground and primer for artworks. Its purpose is to prepare a surface for painting and drawing.
In 1975, Coral G Guest received the technique of making real gesso by her then Chelsea tutor, the painter Ken Kiff.
Coral makes and stores her real gesso surfaces for many years before using them to create artworks.
In 2019 further small-sized pieces of gesso made in 2009 are being brought out of store. These were archived to give the surfaces time to adjust and to breathe in varied temperatures, serving as preparation for use as a support for drawing, painting, and mixed media and often used in the painting of small landscape works directly from life.
2018 March NEW WEBSITE FOR BOTANIC WORK
View the new website for Coral G Guest's life and work as a Flower Painter
2017 March to December
SKETCH OPEN DRAWING PRIZE
A 32 x 42 cm sketch book entitled Iceland - Light into Dark by Coral G Guest has been selected as one of the 100 sketchbooks to be shown for the SKETCH OPEN DRAWING PRIZE 2017. This is a travel sketch book containing monochrome drawings using mixed media, including brush drawings in watercolour and body colour, charcoal and lead.
The SKETCH OPEN is the UK’s only art prize for artist’s sketchbooks with a dedicated touring sketchbook exhibition. The tour will begin by opening at the Rabley drawing Centre on 21st May 2017, and continue around the UK until 15th December 2017.
The competition and touring exhibition SKETCH, aims to promote the diversity and importance of drawing and the role of the sketchbook in contemporary creative practice. SKETCH OPEN 2017
‘The handling of a sketchbook takes us to the heart of the space inhabited by the artist - The turning of a page brings a flow of ideas: fragments of images to come, references to places visited, experiences absorbed and thoughts provoked. It is a unique and privileged position; the prospect excites and the time spent rewards.’ Meryl Setchel Ainslie
21 May – 17 June 2017
Rabley Drawing Centre
Marlborough, SN8 2LW
22 July – 3 September 2017
Black Swan Arts, Frome
2 Bridge Street
Frome, BA11 1BB
9 September – 6 October 2017
Plymouth College of Art
Plymouth PL4 8AT
20 November – 15 December 2017
Peter Scott Gallery
Great Hall Complex
Lancaster University LA1 4YW
This News Page was initiated in 2017