One of Lancashire’s most accomplished artists, Ian Murphy, visited BRGS as part of a two-day artist in residence workshop which allowed Year 12 students to view some of Ian’s beautiful architectural pieces.
Ian is a fine art artist who uses a variety of drawing, printing and painting techniques
to produce large bold canvases exploring the theme of landscape. Ian says: “My response
to any environment is to produce a painting that captures not only the physical qualities that are present, but the spiritual and atmospheric ones as well. This is why some of my images are quite large in scale, dominating the viewer.
Ian talked about his experience and influences, delivered a masterclass on colour theory and taught the students the various techniques he regularly employs. The workshop was a resounding success and the work which has been inspired as a result of Ian’s visit will be shown in a forthcoming exhibition.