St Ives School Of Painting
Joan Eardley – A Painter’s Painter

8 March 2021, 5pm

Join artist Jill Eisele on an artists journey to Joan Eardley’s Catterline on the wild east coast of Scotland. Explore how Eardley continues to inspire painters today.

As part of International Women’s Day, St Ives School of Painting are celebrating women artists that inspire. Their library books on Eardley at the Porthmeor Studios are well used and tutors will often point students towards her work for inspiration. Her depiction of wild seas and expressive landscapes and her deep connection to place resonate with artists in Cornwall.

In this one-hour webinar tutor Jill Eisele will take you through her pilgrimage to visit the studio of Eardley at Catterline on the east coast of Scotland. She explores how Eardley’s work has inspired her and shares approaches and techniques ranging from Eardley’s bold mark-making to her insights into abstracting the landscape.

You can watch the session live or later. It is recorded to let you revisit the session to refresh your memory for up to two weeks after.

To join the International Women’s Day conversation you can share your work in response to the session using the tags #IWD2021. We will also be looking out for work tagged #SchoolofPainting and #WomenArtistsInspire 

Girl with a Poke of Chips, oil on canvas with newspaper.

Audrey Walker’s photograph Eardley painting facing the sea on the shore at Catterline, 1950s