Maryanne Coutts – Morocco Painting Tour

In News June 29, 2022

Above image: Indian Sketchbook 1  watercolour and gouache  70 x 30 cm


Dr. Maryanne Coutts will share her experience in responding to place through painting and drawing, the artist will lead an instructional, immersive art tour of the sublime landscape and environment of Morocco this coming November in partnership with Amazigh Cultural Tours.

The tour begins in the ancient Imperial city of Marrakech and then takes a route over the High Atlas Mountains, through oasis valleys to the northern edge of the vast Sahara. The ancient geological phenomena that created this unique landscape is ever evident, taking us back through time to the formation of the planet.

Traveling together participants will have opportunities to work ‘en plein air’ in the landscape, both rural and urban, exploring the architectural and interior spaces and intricate details.

Time is given to making art en route, working with water colour, gouache and a range of drawing materials. The tour will explore the wealth and beauty of the Moroccan landscape and culture, interspersed with lively discussion, sharing ideas and evening reviews of the work in progress.

Indian Sketchbook  watercolour and gouache  72.1 x 30 cm


Dr Maryanne Coutts

Maryanne Coutts completed a PhD at the University of Ballarat in 1999 and has taught at Monash University, the Australian Catholic University and the National Art School, where she is currently Head of Drawing. Her thick, weighty gouache and water colour works depict ambiguous, dark and often unsettling landscapes and anonymous figures.

Coutts has held over 25 solo exhibitions in Sydney, Melbourne, Hobart and Ballarat over the last 30 years. Her work has been included in group exhibitions throughout Australia and overseas. She was awarded the Portia Geach Memorial Award in 2007 and has been a recent finalist in awards such as the Dobell Drawing Prize, Adelaide Perry Prize for Drawing and the Kedumba Drawing Prize. Her work is held by several Australian regional and tertiary collections.

Click here for more information about Maryanne Coutts’ Morocco Painting Tour

‘Morocco Painting Tour with Maryanne Coutts’

5 – 19 November 2022

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