“Inspiration for Contemporary Abstract Art is everywhere”, says Christopher Hogan.
It does not need a studio space with a floor and ceiling.
It just needs inspired people with a will to paint and guidance from an experienced artist to bring out their best. That is what I am achieving here with my ‘One&Only Reethi Rah – Art Therapy’ program.
Keep tuned for my new ‘How to Paint like Christopher Hogan’ promotion that I will be posting up on this blog and come along with me and enjoy, from where ever you are, my instruction on painting your own masterpiece in 2 hours. In the meantime, I hope you enjoy these pictures of my recent classes.
Christopher Hogan designs original works of art for wall murals.
The One & Only Reethi Rah Resort in the Maldives has a very special Kids Only club, now with Christopher Hogan murals, it has become a very special space.
Everyone who has stayed at this wonderful resort would attest that their Kids Only club is outstanding and with the addition of my recent wall mural designs it has become spectacular in appearance as well as service.
My ‘Christopher Hogan Reef Series’ is an ongoing body of work, drawing inspiration from the surrounding atolls, coral reefs and the stunning marine life from around the world. The One & Only Reethi Rah Maldives Kids Only murals are a first for any resort in the world and I am justifiable proud of the result.
Here I am publishing the very first images of my remarkable murals. I am sure that you will be able to pick out common marine life in my contemporary artworks. It was interesting for me to work in a fully operational Kids Club, I was able to gain first hand critiques from the user-groups, firstly, and the most importantly, were the children themselves. One young critic approached me at breakfast one morning and told me that he thought that the dark shapes emerging on one of the walls were tuna….anyone who has viewed my work knows that I use dots and stripes predominately, mixed with blocks of colour, so for this young guy to see ‘tuna’….I thought that I better make sure that what he interpreted was in fact there, so in this incidence I have made a conscious departure from my style to add some silhouettes of tuna fish. I hope that you enjoy looking though these images and of course, you can see it at the resort. www.oneandonlyresorts.com
CHRISTOPHER HOGAN – ART CLASSES AT ONE & ONLY REETHI RAH have been great fun!
Plenty of great art spaces here at the resort for art and the inspiration of art is all around us here. I encourage the guests to go snorkelling and bring back there photos so that they can paint what they have seen. This has been working extremely well and you will see that one of my young students has even bought a piece of shell into the class. She has done very well with her interpretation of the colours and movement in her painting, well done.
Understanding the exercise and the challenges of working with a new medium continues to bring amazing results from guests of all ages, that, mostly have not painted before, immersing themselves into the art process bring with it different levels of rewards and I have many guests that say to me at the end of the lesson how they have gained…..as if it is an unexpected result, to me it is a common response from guests who take my class.
Moments like these turn into memories and that is what my artist in residency is all about.
Shell colours and patterns painted by a young guest, very interesting work; she got the concept
Art Class with Christopher Hogan in action with some of his younger aspiring artists
Art Under the Maldivian Sunshine with Christopher Hogan
Study of Corals & Reef Fishes by Christopher Hogan
‘All I have to do is teach my unique art style and let the magic take hold…’
I have been enjoying taking art classes with the guests of the One and Only Reethi Rah Maldives.
In my open air art studio under the swaying coconut palms is, I think, the ideal location for the creative in us all to come out, here at the One & Only Reethi Rah (which means Beautiful Island in Maldivian) my students have excelled in producing some truly wonderful art works reflective of the surroundings.
Here are a few pics and comments from guests that have given me their permission to post on my blog, thank you and keep up the good work!
Art Studio at One & Only Reethi Rah Maldives