Sam Buckley | Miniaturist Painter using Traditional Indian Techniques
Venue: Beacon Hub, Methodist Church Event: Indian painting techniques | Date: Saturday 24th September Time: 11.00am - 4.00pm
Meet Samantha Buckley and watch her create with brush and ink techniques.
Samantha Buckley is a specialist painter of Indian miniature art using traditional techniques of Indian painting. These includes handmade pigments and paper from India, burnishing with agate stones , colour flooding and the special Indian miniature brush that gives this technique, called "prataj", its fine detail. She completed an MA at The Princes Foundation School of Traditional Arts in 2006, receiving a distinction for her studies in miniature painting. In 2011 she was invited to undertake a one-year apprenticeship in India to extend her knowledge and technique of miniature painting. Samantha has had a close involvement with design throughoout her career. Her first commission was for a colourful set of greetings cards for Ikea. She was subsequently commissioned by Highgrove Enterprises to create a decorative range of ceramics based on The Prince Of Wales’s rare breed hens. Working in conjunction with Burleigh Potteries and Highgrove she has designed a range of floral ceramics to celebrate the planting of 60 wildflower meadows.
Samantha passes on her knowledge through her teaching, as far and wide as Malaysia and Paris. Most recently she has been a regular tutor at The Princes School of Traditional Arts. Samantha will be showing examples of her work, demonstrating her Indian Miniature techniques and answering your questions.