Mark Fennell RBSA

News and events

The Artist magazine.
Got a nice little feature in The summer edition of the Artist magazine this month.

My Chemo self portrait series in the news.
Found myself on another online news site i’ve never heard of!

Daily mail photo shoot.
We had a visit from a Daily Mail photographer, 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!
Anyway we got a nice set of pictures and thankfully my hair has grown back.

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

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

My chemo self portraits in the news.
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.
#lymphomaawareness #lymphomasurvivor #selfportraits #portraitartist #portraitpainter

My chemo selfies in the news.
I’ve had a little write up in The Metro about my series of self portraits, one a week over 18 weeks of chemotherapy.

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.