Mark Fennell RBSA

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Portrait painting course.
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 covid 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 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

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/

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/

Portrait painting course in Oxford.
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/

Painting workshop in Brill village.
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!

Shortlisted for Artist of the year.
I am very pleased to announce that I have been shortlisted again for the Artists and Illustrators, ‘Artist of the Year’ Award. My portrait of Tony AKA Bouders has been chosen for the Artists of the Year Exhibition at the Mall Galleries in London from 25th February to 2nd March 2019.
You will have a chance to vote for it online – http://awards.artistsandillustrators.co.uk/vote-now/