Mark Fennell RBSA

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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

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 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/

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/

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