Mark Fennell RBSA

News and events

Got a little mention in The Oxford Times with Oxford Art Society.

Had a photographer from the Daily Mail round a while back, they were going to feature my chemo selfie story but it didn’t happen as there was much more important news going on out there!
My studio is a mess, as you can see i don’t just get paint on the floor, it’s splattered all over the walls too! By the way my wife Ginnie hasn’t wet herself.

I found this little feature on my chemo selfies on a news website i’ve never heard of, The London Economic. They’ve swapped out 3 of the 18 selfies with some pre chemo selfies!

Nice to get away from the grey skies, teaching portrait painting to a great bunch of artists in the Algarve. “I thought Mark was great. He was informative and gentle in his approach and has instilled in me a sense of ‘breaking down’ in steps the task of portrait painting.
In addition it was nice to meet new people.” SALLY
https://algarve-art.com/algarve-society-of-artists/

Another fun day teaching a lovely group of artists how to paint portraits with painting knives at Art events in Surrey.
“Thank you for a wonderful wokshop on Saturday. It was a delight to meet you and we all loved working with you on the challenge of the palette knife! Not only are you a fine artist but an excellent tutor and I very much appreciated the preparation you made to ensure the students had all they needed to help them create a good painting. It was huge fun as well! We are already looking forward to the next one and I will send you some dates soon.”
Linda Bywaters

http://www.art-events.co.uk/

I’ve had a fair bit of interest in my chemo self portraits, today I was interviewed on bbc 3 counties radio and also got a feature on bbc news. https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p070qny2
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-beds-bucks-herts-47572113
#lymphomaawareness #lymphomasurvivor #selfportraits #portraitartist #portraitpainter

Had fun teaching palette knife portrait painting to a great group of artists at Pegasus Art in Stroud.
“I bought Mark’s workshop that was held on Saturday, as a Christmas present for my husband and he learnt so much! He can’t wait to come back on another workshop run by Mark!” Sally Cain.
https://www.pegasusart.co.uk/classes-workshops.irs

Enjoyed the weekend teaching palette knife portrait painting to a great bunch of students at Oxford Summer School. Some people decided to stick to working with brushes but still got some impressive results.
http://www.oxfordsummerschool.com/

My very first workshop with Pure Artwork Studio at Manor barn in Adderbury, what a great place to work!
Had a great bunch of students and the lovely Nadia sitting for us on day one, then worked from photographic references on day two.
https://www.pureartworkstudio.co.uk

My first ever Brill village oil and acrylics painting workshop was a lot of fun, very impressed with the work!

My next oil and acrylics workshop is september 3rd – october 8th, every tuesday morning 10am – 1pm, book early, 8 easels available, or bring your own. Beginners welcome!

Really enjoyed a recent acrylics portrait painting demonstration at Berkhamstead art society.
I didn’t have time to finish it at the demo, so i carried on with it in my studio and here’s the result.

“Our many thanks to Mark, so say all who thoroughly enjoyed his recent demonstration at the
Berkhamsted Art Society when Mark produced, with gusto, a superb portrait painting in acrylic whilst
enlightening us to his way of working. Truly informative, inspiring and entertaining.

This is not the first time that he has demonstrated for our Society and we doubt that it will be the last- Here’s hoping that we can book Mark again for a future demonstration or workshop.
Much appreciated. “
Bob : Programme Secretary – Berkhamsted Art Society

http://berkhamstedartsociety.co.uk/
http://artprofile.co.uk/artist.asp?artist=Mark%20Fennell&alpha=Fennell,%20Mark