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John will demonstrate, in watercolour, how to create realistic paintings of animals and birds. Working from photographs he will describe the techniques required to depict both fur and feather, and to produce a successful animal portrait. Students will produce a head study in pencil, then aim to complete two paintings including a head study of a dog and a bird study. John will provide one-to-one instruction on ho to achieve a realistic result.
John studied illustration at Birmingham College of Art, and has enjoyed a career as a successful freelance artist, working in all mediums, but specialising in watercolour. He prefers to work in a fast, loose, impressionistic style but always with the emphasis on good drawing skills.
John enjoys giving watercolour demonstrations to art societies and teaches painting to groups of adults. He continues to work commercially, exhibits his paintings widely and has won many awards. He undertakes private commissions including more detailed animal studies and tries to find time to indulge his passion for en plein-air painting and figurative work. John is an associate member of the RBSA, a member of the Birmingham Watercolour Society and is represented by the highly regarded Harbour Gallery, Porthscatho, which represents some of the best contemporary artists in the UK.
All abilities very welcome.
Materials are available to purchase in the Truro Arts shop and you will receive a 10% discount on all supplies on the day of workshop.