How can we make art out of this?

"Peter presented (us) with a bland looking vase and a shiny pear. At first I wondered how can we create any art out of it."

"Have a look at the actual objects and you would know what I mean. But I ended up putting a whole spectrum of colors on the canvas.

Believe it or not I have used only Red, Blue, Yellow and White. All other colors created by mixing these four colors. I learned that It is not a must that the colors need to be blended properly and smoothly. They will always blend inside your head."

Nimmi D. 2014

Nicole M, (School Teacher)

" I have thoroughly enjoyed my lessons with Pete. I have always enjoyed experimenting with different mediums but have never taken Art lessons before. I have enjoyed learning a range of techniques from the Painting Course 1.

Still Life painted by Nicole at Inglis Academy.

Peter has helped build my confidence to attempt things I thought were too difficult, such as portraiture.

Learn, paint and have fun at the same time

The lessons are structured in a very relaxed way as you can work at your own pace and there are no expectations or pressure. You learn, paint and have fun at the same time and Peter has taught me so much in such a little time.

Still Life painted by Nicole at Inglis Academy.

The greatest thing is you always go away with your very own piece of Art! I've also acquired techniques that I can now share with my students. "

Nicole Morin
Primary School Teacher

On cloud nine!

I started taking classes with Pete late last year, basically just to try and balance my left and right brain, and get some space from work-stress.

I had no expectation of actually painting anything worthwhile.

Last night I finished my 5th painting, and I am still on cloud 9! I’ve signed it, showed it to everyone who will look, and plastered it over Facebook.

Lindsay's painting

Massive thank you Pete!! You know how amazing you are!!

For anyone (like me) a bit too pedantic with details, and driven by perfection, Pete’s method of painting, and of teaching, really took the pressure off to let me just enjoy what I was doing.

Each lesson he demonstrates and explains the benefit of using different techniques; very patiently.

Lindsay's painting

Best thing about the classes though is how good I feel afterwards – it’s like a drug! ***

Lindsay's painting

*** That would be partly due to elevated seratonin levels induced by operating in a 'flow state'. Also, you have just increased your human potential in a visible and concrete fashion. The painting is a permanent record of your self growth. This is guaranteed to make a person happy!

I really loved how easy you make it feel

Thank you sooo much Pete!

I really loved how easy you make it feel. I will never again dismiss painting as an option for me.

Kaye MacEvilly

May 2014
Kununurra, The Kimberleys, Western Australia.

 Student's Painting with Inglis Academy in Kununurra, The Kimberleys, Western Australia.  Student's Painting with Inglis Academy in Kununurra, The Kimberleys, Western Australia.

Learned some new techniques

I really enjoyed it! It had been ages since I used a canvas and paints to it was super nice to get back into that.

I brushed up on my old skills and learned some new techniques that I can't wait to go and practice! It was all very good and Pete taught us very well.

An enjoyable experience!

Naomi Letchford.
May 2014,
Kununurra, The Kimberleys, Western Australia.

 Student's Painting with Inglis Academy in Kununurra, The Kimberleys, Western Australia.