March 2020 -John Shave

John paints in a modern and impressionistic style allowing him to wonderfully capture atmosphere and mood in oils or watercolour with brush and/or palette knife.


He exhibits regularly with the Royal Society of Portrait Painters, The Royal Society of Marine Painters and the Royal Institute of Oil Painters and has won many awards for his work including The Society of All Artists "Artist of the Year".  In much demand he teaches at Summer Schools, demonstrates for Art Societies and runs workshops.

Wymondham Art Society was treated to a Seascape in oil to demonstrate the use of palette knives. The lovely background colours were loosely washed in with a brush, before the foreground waves were gradually built up with the knife, using colour to lighten the tone where possible rather than white.  The use of the knife added extra interest and texture.  


Images © John Shave