7th December 2022 - In House - Wreath Making Demonstration by our Chair Jane Dalton. Not in our usual line of things but what a fascinating demonstration of wreath making using an oasis filled former and seasonal foliage together with a few tasteful embellishments. The result was amazing. As this was our annual social event we also tucked into some great food, took part in a quis and table top art competition. A lovely evening.
2nd November 2022 - Will Teather - Magical-realist Painter. We were treated to an enthralling journey through Will's amazing artistic career. He is known for his imaginative contemporary images created using traditional skills, and often several media in one painting. He introduced us to some of his curious characters, their strange situations and their ongoing story. His spheres were really fantastic, not just in their execution, but in the way they play with perspective and reality. Spellbinding!
3rd August 2022 - Ian McManus - Venice in Watercolour A very entertaining and informative demonstration showing how he creates his style of watercolour.
6th July 2022 - Stephen Teeuw - Portrait in Oils from a live model. Stephen created a really wonderful likeness of one of our members in the relatively short time available, whilst explaining how to paint eyes and make good skin tones.
1st June 2022 - Phil Biggs - Landscape in Watercolour Phil showed us how to use dramatic light and shade to bring interest and energy to a landscape.
6th April 2022 - John Patchett - London Street, Norwich in Pastels John treated us to a fascinating and very informative demonstration in the use of pastels, illustrating many techniques as well as giving helpful tips in composition and use of colour.
th August 2021 - Ailsa Lynn - watercolour. Ailsa prefers watercolour for its immediacy and spontaneity, and for the way the colours come alive when the light shines through. Hand painted paper in collage adds texture, pattern and a more abstract feel. www.ailsalyn.co.uk
1st September 2021 - Christine Lester - Figures in Landscape in acrylics. An experienced tutor and demonstrator, she enjoys the buzz of painting in front of a live audience, which she has missed in the past year, and says this is often where she performs her most adventurous work. Christine has experimented widely with mediums and subject matter, but invariably returns to the subjects she finds most engaging: people and animals. www.christinelester.co.uk
6th October - Tom Cringe - Seascape in Acrylics Tom is a professional artist specialising in landscapes and seascapes inspired by the beauty and skies of Norfolk and beyond. He offers a range of tutorial opportunities online. Most excitingly his new venture is to offer Kayak Art Trips on the Norfolk Broads www.tomcringe.co.uk
3rd November - Mo Teeuw - Norfolk Coast in Oils. Mo is an award winning professional artist who specialises in plein air painting. She is also an experienced tutor both here and on painting holidays abroad. www.moteeuw.co.uk
Mo Teeuw IEA demonstrating her wonderful oil painting, that she would normally do plein air to capture the essence of the light on the landscape. Images © Mo Teeuw
1st December - In house demonstrator
2022 2nd February - Jim Power - The Horse? Jim is an established and talented Equestrian artist. The theme of his demonstration has yet to be fully decided but will probably be a painting focussing on the horse or equestrian life.
At our first meeting back after a short Winter break we were treated to a masterclass in equestrian painting by Jim Power, a Full Member of the Society of Equestrian Artists. Jim started with charcoal sketches to show how to work out the correct proportions of a horse. This started with a central box, where the back was divided into three sections to help indicate where the ribs, shoulder and legs should go. The shoulder length was used as crucial proportional tool as it is the same length as the head, withers to poll, withers to croup and many others. The proportions of the head may be drawn using a diamond and kite shapes as reference. After the break Jim continued with an oil study of a of a tricky dapple grey horse. Unusual colours such as pink and green were introduced into the whitish areas of the horse and the background sketched in to compliment the horse. A very enjoyable and informative demonstration.
Images © James Power
2nd March - Brin Edwards is a wildlife artist and illustrator, and an experienced tutor. Brin says that, while his illustrations are precise, his paintings have a personal and expressive way of depicting the natural world. He works mainly in oils but will be demonstrating Birds in acrylic for us. www.brin-edwards.com