Mark Fennell RBSA

News and events

Got a nice little article in this Algarve ex pats magazine. It’s about me and my portrait painting workshop in the Algarve next month.
https://algarve-art.com/algarve-society-of-artists/

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. https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p070qny2
#lymphomaawareness #lymphomasurvivor #selfportraits #portraitartist #portraitpainter

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.
https://www.pegasusart.co.uk/classes-workshops.irs

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/

My very first workshop with Pure Artwork Studio at Manor barn in Adderbury, what a great place to work!
Had a great bunch of students and the lovely Nadia sitting for us on day one, then worked from photographic references on day two.
https://www.pureartworkstudio.co.uk

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!

Really enjoyed a recent acrylics portrait painting demonstration at Berkhamstead art society.
I didn’t have time to finish it at the demo, so i carried on with it in my studio and here’s the result.

“Our many thanks to Mark, so say all who thoroughly enjoyed his recent demonstration at the
Berkhamsted Art Society when Mark produced, with gusto, a superb portrait painting in acrylic whilst
enlightening us to his way of working. Truly informative, inspiring and entertaining.

This is not the first time that he has demonstrated for our Society and we doubt that it will be the last- Here’s hoping that we can book Mark again for a future demonstration or workshop.
Much appreciated. “
Bob : Programme Secretary – Berkhamsted Art Society

http://berkhamstedartsociety.co.uk/
http://artprofile.co.uk/artist.asp?artist=Mark%20Fennell&alpha=Fennell,%20Mark

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/

All set up in the Thame Aga shop for Thame arts and literature festival. https://www.thameartcrawl.com

Very pleased to have these two portraits accepted for the Oxford art society annual open exhibition.
http://oxfordartsociety.co.uk/

Had a lot of fun running a life drawing morning for Gatsby Menswear in Marlow. https://www.gatsbymenswear.co.uk/

I had a fun evening painting Mick from life on my portrait painting demonstration with Rickmansworth Art Society.
As usual i was up against the clock with only two hours including a tea break so i used the Zorn palette of ivory black, yellow ochre, cadmium red and titanium to keep things simple.

I got a nice little write up in The September issue of The Artist magazine! www.painters-online.com