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Quang Ho & Adrienne Stein 10-day Scottish Workshop and Art Retreat
Scottish Manor Estate, Angus, Scotland - July 9 - 18, 2021
Our Quang Ho and Adrienne Stein Art Residency comprises a 5-day master painting class followed by an art retreat, so that you can explore and create using the principles learned during the class, and you will also be plein air painting in stunning Scotland. Sound like heaven? We thought so…
Quang Ho is one of the most sought after artists of our time, known for his exceptional artwork, his ability to impart wisdom, and his enthusiasm for teaching the painting skills required to take painting to a whole new level. Adrienne has shot onto the art world’s stage as one of our foremost contemporary painters who has been celebrated for her unsurpassed ability to express color in the characters of her uniquely imagined world.
Together, Quang and Adrienne are a powerful force known, not only for their creativity, but also for their diverse individual styles.
The master class takes place in and around the magnificent manor estate, where you will be painting both models and the natural world on the extensive grounds. Expect to become fully immersed in Scottish life and the surrounding countryside. Scotland boasts pristine waters and a fertile landscape that remains under the watchful stewardship of local farmers, landowners and the National Trust, to ensure that the land is unspoiled. Be prepared for a sensual feast that encompasses stunning color, flora, and fauna while you connect with the countryside and Scotland's heritage.
After the stimulating and energetic masterclass around the estate, we will venture out and try out our new painting skills in the beautiful landscape, fishing villages and historic sites in Scotland. Evenings are spent on the estate for ongoing painting demonstrations, discussions, and art-related activities with the dynamic duo of instructors and your fellow attendees.
Other activities include visiting Dundee and the VA museum, Dunnotter Castle overlooking the North Sea, lochs, hills and glens, a whisky distillery for tasting, and of course, the village pub.
Quang Ho: Master Painter
Quang Ho was born in Vietnam in 1963 and emigrated to the United States at age 12. Quang had his first one-man-show in Denver, Colorado at the age of 16. Tragically his mother's death in 1982 left Quang with the responsibility of raising five younger siblings. That same year, Quang attended the Colorado Institute of Art on a National Scholastics Art Awards Scholarship where he developed a foundation for his artistic understanding.
Working mostly in oils, Quang's subject matter ranges from still-lifes, landscapes, interiors, and dancers, to figurative pieces.
Quang Ho's paintings are collected internationally. He is an important American artist and enjoys an international reputation for his work. He has completed commissions for several prominent clients — including the Coors Company, the Colorado Symphony, and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. His work has been seen in numerous invitational and solo exhibitions. Lately, his work was presented in a two-man show with Scott Christensen at the Booth Museum and he had a recent sell-out show at the 1261 Gallery in Denver, Colorado. His painting has been featured in publications including Fine Art Connoisseur, Southwest Art, Art of the West, and Art-Talk. Don’t miss this opportunity to watch a master artist at work.
"Subject matter is not really important to me. I can find visual excitement all around me as well as on the canvas - from a knot on a tree, the graceful limp of a flower wilting, to a juxtaposition of a few simple shapes and colors...inspirations are inexhaustible."
"...The real essence of painting is the dialogue between shapes, tones, colors, textures, edges, and line. Everything else follows – including light, form, concepts, personal beliefs and inspirations. ...Understanding gives rise to higher understanding. Working this way allows me to open the door to new ideas and inspirations. One day I may be interested in a color statement, and the next may be a relationship of simple shapes, and the next an extremely complex arrangement of texture and edges...With every painting there is a singular visual thought to be completed."
Adrienne Stein: Rising Star
Adrienne Stein is an award-winning artist living and working in Pennsylvania. She holds an MFA from Boston University and a BFA from Laguna College of Art & Design where she graduated Magna Cum Laude. Adrienne has studied under many gifted and influential instructors throughout the United States, France and Italy.
She has a fresh approach to her painted subjects that is grounded in tradition and classical training. Her bold color choices and her portrayals of women as strong, perceptive sirens of nature, set her apart from other painters and fill the viewer with awe. She creates worlds populated with figures who appear both contemporary and mythical.
Adrienne will take us beyond the literal and show us how to create a lyrical aesthetic in a painting. No matter where you are in your painting progression, she can help you, be it with your drawing or strengthening the foundations of painting.
Her work reanimates historical painting genres, forming a bridge to the present with fresh insight and imagery. The worlds she paints are inhabited by figures, folklore, archetypes, and natural elements that are fueled by a sense of personal as well as universal myth. Close friends and family members are reinterpreted in lush and magical environments that form the nexus between reality and fantasy, expressed through an unconscious world of symbolic imagery.
She is the recipient of many awards from organizations such as The Portrait Society of America, The Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation, and The Art Renewal Center. Her work is collected in the U.S. and abroad. She recently had a wildly successful solo-exhibition "Elements" at the 1260 Gallery in Denver, Colorado. She is part of the faculty at this year's Figurative Art Convention and Expo in Baltimore in November, 2020.