Had a great weekend teaching a nice talented bunch of students on my loosen up and paint more freely oil painting course at Henley School of Art.
Found myself on another online news site i’ve never heard of!
Got a little mention in The Oxford Times with Oxford Art Society.
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.
Had fun painting fast while demonstrating plein air painting techniques in oils a few weeks ago for Shefford art society.
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!
Nice to get away from the grey skies, teaching portrait painting to a great bunch of artists in the Algarve. “I thought Mark was great. He was informative and gentle in his approach and has instilled in me a sense of ‘breaking down’ in steps the task of portrait painting.
In addition it was nice to meet new people.” SALLY
Another fun day teaching a lovely group of artists how to paint portraits with painting knives at Art events in Surrey.
“Thank you for a wonderful wokshop on Saturday. It was a delight to meet you and we all loved working with you on the challenge of the palette knife! Not only are you a fine artist but an excellent tutor and I very much appreciated the preparation you made to ensure the students had all they needed to help them create a good painting. It was huge fun as well! We are already looking forward to the next one and I will send you some dates soon.”
This is a first for me, a pet portrait demonstration in acrylics.
I did this one for Winslow and district art society in less than 2 hours.
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.
I got a little mention in The Daily Mirror on monday.
More chemo selfie news, this time in my local rag The Bucks Herald.
I ran a workshop on plein air landscape painting techniques, indoors unfortunately but all good fun with a nice bunch of artists from Beechwood art society, thanks to Clive Wickenden!
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
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I’ve had a little write up in The Metro about my series of self portraits, one a week over 18 weeks of chemotherapy.
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.
It was an honour to be asked by Head of Art Phil Cave, to judge the Ashfold School Annual Art Competition.
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.
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.
Had an enjoyable evening demonstrating at Crowthorne & Sandhurst Art Society.