Giant life drawing image on show at Grantham Guildhall

Guildhall Arts Group. Left to right are Lynn Carr, Mike Shields, Lorraine Appleton, Siobhan Hensby, Nicola Coulson, Sarah Watson. 952D
Guildhall Arts Group. Left to right are Lynn Carr, Mike Shields, Lorraine Appleton, Siobhan Hensby, Nicola Coulson, Sarah Watson. 952D
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A picture installed at the Guildhall arts centre in Grantham has made a giant impact.

But you’ll have to move quickly if you want to take a closer look at the 10ft high image, which is on show until Saturday.

It is the work of artists who have been studying life drawing with Grantham tutor Sarah Watson.

Sarah, who has been a professional artist for 20 years, was so impressed with the picture created from individual panels in a range of media that she asked for pemission to show off the work.

She said: “I am very excited to report that the Guildhall is allowing me to exhibit the enormous drawing in the Newton Room.

“The artwork has been produced by all seven artists from one of my Grantham courses in a group project, where they worked as a team to draw the figure from life, taking one part of the figure each, in a variety of media, including charcoal, pastels and acrylics.

“The result was so fantastic I knew we couldn’t let it go unseen, and was thrilled when the Guildhall Arts Centre agreed to exhibit it for us.”

The picture was produced at the final class of the eight-week course.

The artists’ biggest challenge was that as each artist had a different viewpoint of model Nicola Coulson, traditional ways of measuring perspective became obsolete if the various parts were to fit together.

Sarah is now taking bookings for life drawing courses for March and April and she can be contacted on 0774811 0951 or at sarahwatsonarts@gmail.com