28 Jan

Tavistock Times Article

Posted by Rosemary

I would like to draw your attention to the article in The Tavistock Times on the 24th Jan - which gives the TGA some good publicity. The picture below, taken by Yana's husband, wasn't used but we've included it here anyway.

Artists explore tone, shape and colour at workshop

The Tavistock Group of Artists was recently treated to an demonstration class given by local artist Yana Trevail. In a packed studio room in Kingdon House, Tavistock, Yana – who has exhibited at the National Gallery and The Mall Galleries in London – demonstrated the 'tone, shape and colour' technique which was developed by the late Plymouth-based artist Robert Lenkiewicz with whom Yana served her apprenticeship before becoming his studio assistant up until his death in 2002.

Yana said “The technique can be used for painting portraits, still lifes and landscapes. A lot of it is about training the eye to see the shapes of the tones and colours that things have. A blade of grass, for instance, isn’t just green – when you look carefully it’s made up of little areas of blues and turquoises and purples.”

After demonstrating the method, members of the group had their turn at painting each other. Jen Bradley (Treasurer) said, Yana’s session on painting the ‘shape of tones’ and the ‘tone of shapes’ was really inspiring.”

Tavistock Group of Artists ,was formed in 1953, boasts a membership of 73 and provides opportunity to join others in pursuing their interest. The Group, which meets at 7:30pm on the second Monday of every month, has a rolling programme of guest artists and later this year will be staging its 58th exhibition at Tavistock Town Hall.

For more information please contact the membership secretary on 01752 773281 or email katehampton55@btinternet.com or visit www.tgartists.co.uk.

Yana will be starting a class of her own soon, to run on Wednesdays at Kingdon House, Tavistock. For information contact 01822 611436 or email fox.trevail@btinternet.com or visit www.yanatrevail.co.uk.