17 November 2018 / Artist Feature
NEH spoke with Lancelot this week in his studio, to find out more about him and his work.
What do you like about your work?
Being able to draw and paint the world around me has really helped me appreciate things more. Just about anything can turn out to be an interesting subject and the most insignificant things can excite me! As I lead life classes regularly with Draw Brighton, I also meet a lot of artistic people, which is brilliant fun, and very inspirational.
Do you have a daily routine?
Usually start with exercise, and a little bit of drawing, then it is on to the tasks of the day, often working in the studio on painting or teaching material, or leading/attending classes. My work is quite varied though.
What does having a studio mean for you?
It has given me lots of space to work in, which is very freeing. Just simple stuff like being able to set up a big palette and just go at the painting is wonderful.
What do you like about working in NEH?
The exterior of the building is almost like a disguise, hiding the activity inside it! Whenever I show someone the building, they’re always amazed by that, so it is kind of magical.
What are you passionate about?
Well, I whither without frequent drawing and painting. Teaching is also very important, particularly ensuring quality art education for those who want it. Science and nature are still important me too.
What do you like about the open studios/ opening your studio/ meeting the public?
It is really cool to get a chance to see what people are up to and get to have a bit of nose around, there is always exciting stuff behind all these doors and we finally get to see it. It it nice to share with people as well and just meet people who are interested in art and have a chat!
What’s your favourite place(s) in Brighton?
Probably Preston Rock Garden or the undercliff path and beach - got to love a good pebbly beach.
8. What do you like about living in Brighton?
Swimming and cycling - I had to learn both to come here! There is a lot to do here and lots of interesting subjects to draw, from the people to the cliffs to buildings.