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ArtHouse, Benidoleig, Costa Blanca, Spain. Portrait painting workshop.

ArtHouse, Benidoleig, Costa Blanca, Spain. Portrait painting workshop. www.arthouseonline.net

One on one tutoring in my studio

WORKSHOPS, COURSES AND DEMONSTRATIONS

I run regular courses, workshops and demonstrations in painting and drawing for a number of art groups and societies across the uk and Spain.

I’m fully CBI checked and also offer one to one tuition from my home studio in Brill Buckinghamshire.

COURSES AND WORKSHOPS
AT THE HENLEY SCHOOL OF ART
https://www.thehenleyschoolofart.com

Jan 19 – 20, 2019 – Still Life / Oils.

Feb 16 – 17, 2019 – Draw & Paint Portraits.

May 18 – 19, 2019 – Loosen up with oils.

Sept 10 – Oct 8, 2019 – 5 week Portrait painting course.

COURSES AND WORKSHOPS
AT PEGASUS ART
https://www.pegasusart.co.uk/classes-workshops.irs

Feb 2, 2019 – Paint portraits with character

Mar 9, 2019 – Palette knife portraits in oils

COURSES AND WORKSHOPS
AT OXFORD SUMMER SCHOOL
http://www.oxfordsummerschool.com/

Mar 2 – 3, 2019 – Portrait painting in oils

COURSES AND WORKSHOPS
AT ARTS EVENTS GROUP
http://art-events.co.uk/

Mar 30, 2019 – Palette knife portraits in oils

COURSES AND WORKSHOPS
AT BRILL MEMORIAL HALL
https://markfennell.co.uk

Jan 22 – Feb 26, every tuesday 10am – 1pm
Oil painting workshop

COURSES AND WORKSHOPS
AT PURE ARTWORK STUDIO
https://www.pureartworkstudio.co.uk

Feb 21 – Feb 22, Portrait painting in oils

COURSES AND WORKSHOPS
AT THE ALGARVE SOCIETY OF ARTISTS
https://algarve-art.com/

Apr 4th – 5th, Portrait painting in oils

TESTIMONIALS

"Thank you Mark for last night’s demonstration. What a brilliant start to Ricky Art Society’s new programme!

Your oil painting portrait of Mick captured the essence of him from the start – and as he emerged before our eyes, we were spellbound. It was interesting that you decided to use a limited palette (Zorn) , which is comparatively new to you, but it was a great success. Very impressive. It was like there were two Micks in the room.

We enjoyed your clear and informative teaching style; this, together with your enthusiastic approach throughout the session kept us enthralled from start to finish.

The members of our society have commented on how much they enjoyed the demonstration and how impressed they were with the likeness you captured. Thank you also for bringing along other examples of your work. The general opinion was that you were the best portrait demonstrator that we have had. "

Barbara Burrows
Chair, Ricky Art Society.

“Mark is a highly accomplished artist and an
excellent teacher, he has a lovely manner with the students making them feel comfortable, confident and inspired. Mark demonstrated techniques in a clear
and easy to understand way. Using both group demonstrations and one on one tuition, he encouraged my students to progress and produce beautiful pieces of their own as well as learning new skills. Working
with Mark was a pleasure, he is a reliable and friendly tutor, great for both beginner and experienced artists and I look forward to working with him again.”

Julia Evans
www.arthousecostablanca.com

“Mark’s one day Portrait Painting Course was great. I can’t praise it enough.
There were just the right number of people in the class, and the structure of the day was very well organised. Firstly, Mark would demonstrate how to tackle each stage eg measuring the distances of the face to get
the architecture right, getting the under painting underway, colour mixing to capture the range of skin tones, building the darker tones first, and, importantly for me, making bigger and bolder brush strokes. After each demonstration, we worked individually on our portraits, but with lots of personal attention and guidance from Mark. The whole day
was a great introduction to Portrait Painting, and very enjoyable too.
My aim was to build the confidence to paint more boldly and use big brush strokes and this course helped a lot.
I would recommend Mark, and this course, wholeheartedly. Thank you Mark,”

Best wishes
Jean

“The day was a lot of fun and I learnt a lot about how
to get the most out of using oils. It was very refreshing and inspiring to see Mark’s demonstrations.
He was very informative, helpful and made the whole experience very enjoyable. I am very much looking forward to the next course I am booked to
do with him.”

Cecilia Mabey

“I thoroughly enjoyed the Portrait painting day, despite being new to oils. You are an excellent, patient tutor
and I am in awe of your talent. You explained the process very thoroughly and backed up every process with a fantastic demonstration. I particularly liked the fact that you were prepared to help me when I was floundering and to demonstrate how to correct or achieve a better result. That for me was priceless!
The day went so quickly, how time passes when you are enjoying yourself.
Thank you once again for a very informative and constructive day.”

Regards
Yvonne Gillespie

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