Amy Dury

Amy has 20 year’s experience specialising in drawing and painting. Trained at the Glasgow School of Art, and now Head of Art at Varndean College, Brighton. She has taught sessions for the Tate Gallery and appeared on Portrait Artist of the Year whilst exhibiting widely with portraits and narrative paintings.

Describe your approach to teaching

My approach to teaching is to immerse the student in activity as soon as possible, eliminating fear of the blank page with exploratory and playful exercises. 

What inspires your own work? 

I am inspired by the human condition, the figure and face that can express so much through expression and gesture, mediated through observation and found imagery using paint and drawing.

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