For the artist 'paints' with an iPad. Connor, who lives in Newport, is an en plein air painter who works outdoors with his tablet in hand rather than a canvas and paintbrush. Last year his work was presented to 61 world leaders as a state gift by the UK Government when the Nato Summit was in Wales. Now it will be taken to an even wider audience when it goes on show at a gallery in Cardiff next week. The light at sunset and sunrise is deeply inspiring, as are the many and varied weather systems we are blessed with in Wales. After I arrive I often need to wild camp. This ensures I am ready to capture the emotion the light evokes: when it and the clouds paint the land with strong contrasts. Of course, the iPad is a perfect device to paint with in such precious moments.
NOTE: A recent model tablet is best for this course. Joseph will do his best to help you, but the best software only tends to be designed for the latest hardware. An Educational Trust providing a creative hub for enrichment and development for adults of all ages. Office Hours to admin highamhall. One of the top digital artists globally Mobile digital artist from South Wales A leading exponent of tablet art in the country Leading a new movement of artists dedicated to painting outside on digital devices BBC. Joseph is the only artist to have a digital painting presented as a state gift to 62 world leaders. He was a global Lumen Prize top artist in and achieved Top 10 status in He has two passions: painting outside on his iPad and being the leading advocate of the practice of painting on digital devices. We think every artist even lapsed ones who has a tablet should at least give a course using a tablet for art a try — you will be amazed how an artist can achieve results beyond the brush and palette knife.
Feb 9, BirchallsBritain , Birchall Live. The Lake District has long inspired writers, poets and artists. Its 16 sparkling lakes, jagged peaks and dramatic weather create landscapes that capture the imagination. Here we share a tea with Joseph Connor, who represents a new breed of digital artists and hopes to encourage everyone to get out and sketch using their smartphones and tablets. The joy in what I do arises from being outside, and having the time to look more intently at the places I visit. The art created is a popular by-product. Ten minutes painting outside via digital device is worth a year painting in a studio. They allow me to paint in places where I could never take traditional paints e. It is my aspiration to inspire everyone outside to sketch on digital devices.
On the 5th September, an artist made artistic history by gifting the artwork created on a mobile device to the world leaders at the NATO Summit in Wales. To our even greater delight, Joseph Anthony Connor was using the ArtRage for iPad app for his work, including the famous painting itself. This used to be quite a complicated proposition, as artists would have to carry canvases, paints and easel and find somewhere to settle down for the day.