David Trubridge

Artist, Designer, Biographer

Workshop title: Observational Drawing - the foundation of all art

David and Linda (Davids wife) will lead a workshop on observational drawing, which is the foundation of all art. The aim is to show how to draw more from feeling than from vision. We will work from nature outdoors, and the exercises will help to create a connection to, and immersion in, the environment, so that we are drawing from within, rather than looking on from without. We will begin with a brief yoga exercise to help with this connection and center ourselves.

Personal Bios: Davids Philosophy: "My ideas come from wild places, edges of turbulence and renewal, where seas break on beaches and headlands, where land and air meet on mountain ridges. I make forms of elemental simplicity, as the erosion of air and water on wood and stone, forms that speak of humanity's survival on earth, of life?s fragility and dependence, of comfort in the ways of the past that have succoured us, and optimism for a sustainable and enriching future."

His designs have featured in countless international publications, including the most influential, as an instigator of the trend of 'raw sophistication' and as an exemplar of environmentally responsible design. In 2008 the French magazine Express listed him as one of the top 15 designers in the world, and in 2012 the Pompidou Centre in Paris purchased his 'Icarus' installation for its permanent collection.

David Trubridge