Mark Fennell RBSA

News and events

Very pleased to find that i was voted 1st as the most voted for artist and two of my paintings were jointly voted 2nd for the peoples choice, where the public vote for their favourite work in the Bucks art society autumn exhibition.

Spent an enjoyable day running a portrait painting workshop for Bucks art society at my old junior school which is now Queen’s Park centre in Aylesbury.
Robin George our model for the day was as brilliant as ever!
http://bucksart.co.uk/

My second study for the portrait of Antony Worrall Thompson, painted more freely and much smaller than the previous painting at just 12" x 10".

My latest project is restauranter Anthony Worrall Thompson. I painted him in 2005 on a tv programme called A brush with fame, he chose my portrait as his favourite. This one’s a warm up for a bigger portrait of Anthony in his study with his books. As well as running restaurants and featuring on recent tv series Trawlermen he writes cookery books and as far as I know written 32 so far. #portraitpainting #oiloncanvas #wetonwetpainting #rosemarybrushes #winsorandnewton #oxfordartsociety #bucksartsociety #rbsa #portraitcommissions
#anthonyworrallthompson #celebritychef #trawlermen

Spent a great day running a workshop for Henley arts and crafts guild in the lovely gardens of Micklems farm. It was so hot i just wanted to jump in the pool! Looking forward to running more workshops here in 2020.
https://www.micklemsfarm.com/ https://www.henley-art-crafts-guild.org/

We had a photographer from the Daily Mail round a while back, 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!
My studio is a mess, as you can see i don’t just get paint on the floor, it’s splattered all over the walls too! By the way my wife Ginnie hasn’t wet herself.

I found this little feature on my chemo selfies on a news website i’ve never heard of, The London Economic. They’ve swapped out 3 of the 18 selfies with some pre chemo selfies!