Mark Fennell RBSA

News and events

Portrait painting with painting knives workshop.
I had an enjoyable day running a workshop on portrait painting with painting knives at Micklems farm near Henley on Thames. It was fully booked but 5 people cancelled because of the coronavirus, I think this will be my last workshop for a few months while covit 19 is still at large.

Portrait painting demonstration.
I had an enjoyable evening demonstrating portrait painting from life at Virginia Water art society.
As ever it was a challenge with only 2 hours including a tea break.
"This evening Mark Fennell came to Virginia Water Art Society to demonstrate painting in oil the Portait of Anthony one of our members. The likeness was incredible and in less than 2 hours Mark talked us through his process. The evening was very enjoyable and everyone was impressed by the results, thank you Mark"
https://www.virginiawater.org.uk/artsociety/

Winner of The Winsor and Newton Painting Award at the 2020 RBA annual exhibition.

Chuffed to bits to be awarded The Winsor and Newton Painting Award at the Royal Society of British Artists annual exhibition.
https://royalsocietyofbritishartists.org.uk/rba-annual-exhibition-2020/

Portrait painting demonstration.
Another enjoyable portrait painting demo, I felt the pressure on this one painting Patrick from life for Eastcote art society.
I think a backdrop and more dramatic lighting would have helped!
www.eastcoteartsociety.org

Buckinghamshire portrait artist has work selected for The RBA.
My self portrait – The diagnosis has been selected for The Royal Society of British Artists annual open exhibition at The Mall Galleries London.

“I painted this self portrait with palette knives soon after being diagnosed with Lymphoma, I think it reflects how I felt at the time.” Receiving the cancer diagnosis was such a shock, but I felt compelled to paint himself and show how i was feeling. The chemotherapy treatment was successful, and i now feel healthy and well”.

https://www.royalsocietyofbritishartists.org.uk

Landscape painting demonstration.
I had an enjoyable evening demonstrating landscape painting with Rickmansworth art society. I’ve painted this amazing view of Clifton and camps bay from Bantry bay Cape town on the spot a couple of times whilst out there visiting my daughter and family.
https://rickyart.co.uk/

Portrait painting workshop in Stroud.
Had a fun day running a portrait painting workshop with a talented group of artists at Pegasus art in Stroud.
https://www.pegasusart.co.uk/classes-workshops.irs

Portrait painting demonstration with painting knives.
I was very pleased to be invited back to Pinner sketch club again, this time demonstrating portrait painting in oils with painting knives. https://www.pinnersketchclub.co.uk/

The most voted for artist at Bucks art society autumn exhibition.
Very pleased to find that i was voted 1st as the most voted for artist and two of my paintings were jointly voted 2nd for the peoples choice, where the public vote for their favourite work in the Bucks
art society autumn exhibition. https://bucksart.co.uk/

Portrait painting from life demonstration.
I had a fun evening painting Marilyn from life at Wendover art club, with less than 2 hrs to do the job i had work extremely fast.
http://www.wendoverartclub.co.uk/

Portrait painting workshop at Queen’s Park centre in Aylesbury.
Spent an enjoyable day running a portrait painting workshop for Bucks art society at my old junior school which is now Queen’s Park centre in Aylesbury.
Robin George our model for the day was as brilliant as ever!
http://bucksart.co.uk/

Portrait painting of Anthony Worrall Thompson.
My latest project is restauranter Anthony Worrall Thompson. I painted him in 2005 on a tv programme called A brush with fame, he chose my portrait as his favourite. These two paintings are studies for a bigger portrait of Anthony in his study with his books. As well as running restaurants and featuring on recent tv series Trawlermen he has written over 32 cookery books. #portraitpainting #oiloncanvas #wetonwetpainting #rosemarybrushes #winsorandnewton #oxfordartsociety #bucksartsociety #rbsa #portraitcommissions
#anthonyworrallthompson #celebritychef #trawlermen

Spent a great day running a workshop for Henley arts and crafts guild in the lovely gardens of Micklems farm. It was so hot i just wanted to jump in the pool! Looking forward to running more workshops here in 2020.
https://www.micklemsfarm.com/ https://www.henley-art-crafts-guild.org/