Mark Fennell RBSA

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Zoom art demonstrations
This week i did my first painting demonstration for Maidenhead painting club via the Zoom video conferencing app. It was really easy to set up and went very well. Here are a couple of quotes from some of the participants.
Mavis Wing
' What a brilliant demo! I learnt so much this evening I can't wait to apply it. I think it was particularly good as we ALL had a close-up of what he was doing all the time, and he shared his thought processes with us. What a privilege. He did brilliantly especially as it was his first online demo.
Well done Maidenhead Painting Club. A superb evening with no hassle. I look forward to the next one. Something good has come out of the lockdown. Many thanks to the organisers.'

Tess Marsh
' I very much enjoyed Mark's demo and it was great to be able to have such a close-up view. Thank you for organising this.'

Sue Sepehri
' I just wanted to say how much I enjoyed Mark's Zoom demonstration yesterday evening. It was a nice way to spend a couple of hours and I think Mark did an excellent job.
I hope the Club might be able to arrange more.....'
http://www.maidenheadpaintingclub.co.uk/

Portrait painting course.
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.
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/

Rosemary and co artists brushes.
Just recieved a nice package from Rosemary Thompson @rosemaryandco. A couple of free T-shirts and some sample brushes – Classic and Ivory range for students to use at my workshops.
www.rosemaryandco.com

Painting courses.
Had a great time running a two day portrait painting workshop at Pure Artwork studio in Adderbury, what a great place to work!
https://www.pureartworkstudio.co.uk

Plein air painting workshop.
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/

Teaching art in the Algarve.
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/

Portrait painting workshop.
Another fun day teaching a lovely group of artists portrait painting with palette 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/

Painting course.
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

Art Courses.
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

Art demonstration.
Really enjoyed a recent acrylics portrait painting demonstration at Berkhamstead art society.
Also nice to have my hair growing back after the chemo!
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/
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