Mark Warner - Artist & Tutor Newsletter (Summer 2018)
Painting at Aberystwyth
Welcome to the Summer edition of my newsletter!
Things remain busy and I have been doing a lot of painting both in and outside the studio.
Commissions, demonstrations, exhibitions, 1 to 1's and preparation for a lovely painting holiday in south west France this July.
Oh and plenty of painting!
Painting Holiday in South West France, July 2018! - Almost full... Still a couple
I am very much looking forward to tutoring painting at St Jean Retreats in France this summer. It is set in 150 acres of its own woodland and overlooking the picturesque hilltop village of Cordes
sur Ciel in the beautiful Tarn region of France.
At the time of writing the holiday is not quite full, (2/3 rooms left!) so why not join me and try out some 'plein air' painting and drawing. If you have always wanted to try painting and
sketching on location with daily tuition, come and join us with a bit of luxury and great weather!
Painting Workshop in the Shropshire Hills - 2nd June 2018
It is always interesting when someone contacts me enquiring about a commission.
It is usually to paint a location that has a special meaning to them and they have seen my work in the gallery/exhibition or on my website.
I enjoy going to the location to get a feel for the place and a sense of the weather. I then either sketch/paint on site or work from photos taken on location back in the studio.
The following shows work on a recent commission in the studio and is an example of how I build up colour and work from distance to foreground. people often ask how I work and the process
If you would like to enquire about a commission then just drop me an email and we can chat further...
Recent Painting Workshop - Expressive Colour with Still Life - Saturday 12th May
Experiment with vibrant colour!
A lovely group of people attended a (full) workshop exploring the use of colour within still life in a bolder way. We looked at colour choice as well as shadows and line within the
composition. A great day. Well done to all.
Colourful Still life Workshop with Acrylics - May 2018
New Work for sale at The Gallery at Number 3, Ellesmere, Shropshire.
5 paintings in Gallery at No.3, Ellesmere, Shropshire
These are two of Five paintings currently at Gallery at Number 3 in Ellesmere.
The Gallery at Number 3 is a small independent gallery showcasing the work of local artists from Shropshire and the borders.
Opened in May 2016 by Sandra & Mike Balmer, the gallery shows work from artists working in paint, wood, glass, ceramics, textiles, printmaking, leather work, enamel and
The Gallery prides itself in knowing how the work is created and in being able to tell you the background of the artists and their inspiration.
If you are looking for something unique then come and visit it in Ellesmere, you are assured of a warm welcome. They are located right in the centre of Ellesmere, parking is available in the main
car park and just a 2 minute walk.
Talks & Demonstrations at Art Societies/Groups
Recently I have been invited to give a talk and demonstrate my painting techniques to a number of Art Societies both local and much further a field.
Over the past few months I have demonstrated to a number of Art Societies which have included, Abergavenny, Alcester, Albrighton and Banger on Dee. I have bookings for 2019 with St Albans
and Wokingham Art societies to name a few.
I have even been invited to give a two day workshop in Dusseldorf in Germany! Looking forward to that.....
I very much enjoy visiting Art Societies and everyone is always extremely welcoming. Bookings already taken for 2019!
If you would like me to pay your Art Group/Society a visit then just send me an email I can check the diary.
Demonstrating at Bangor on Dee Art Group
Tutor at Chapel Cottage Studio, Abergavenny
I have been asked to give a number of Painting Workshops at the Chapel Cottage Studio in the hills above Abergavenny and dates have been agreed for Autumn 2018 and Spring 2019.
Chapel Cottage Studio is a family run Art Studio providing a wide range of friendly informal Art classes to suit all abilities.
Nestled into the beautiful Monmouthshire countryside with stunning views of the Brecon Beacons.
Their new programme for the year 201819 will be launched at their open studios event on Saturday 26th May 2018. From then you can view it on their website www.chapelcottagestudio.co.uk
I am very much looking forward to working with them in both 2018 and 2019.
View from the studio
Ellesmere College National Art Exhibition 2018
I will exhibiting for the third consecutive year at the Ellesmere College National Art Exhibition. I will once again be showing 4 paintings and will be at the preview evening on Wednesday 30th May
2018. Come and say hello!
The College will be hosting the seventh Ellesmere Art Exhibition and sale of works in May / June 2018. Having received over 1,000 visitors to the College, and selling in excess of £25,000 worth of
art, the Ellesmere Art Exhibition 2017 was a truly amazing event attracting visitors from far and wide.
This year's exhibition will open for its preview evening on Wednesday 30th May 7.00 - 9.00pm, then Thursday 31st May to Saturday 2nd June 11.00am - 9.00pm and finally Sunday 3rd June 11.00am -
4 Paintings for sale at the Ellesmere Art Exhibition 2018 - Ellesmere College
'Yellow fields in the sun'- Acrylic on coloured ground (81 x 66cm Framed with glass)
'On the path' Acrylic on coloured ground (58 x 45 framed with glass)
Work on sale at 'Write Here' a shop on Shrewsbury High Street.
Art shop on Shrewsbury High Street
Life Drawing sessions at Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery
I tutor Life Drawing on Monday evenings from 6-8pm.
The current set of 6 sessions on a Monday evening is fully booked, but if you would like to book onto the next set of Life Drawing sessions please contact: Learning at Shropshire Museums &
Archives Tel: 01743 258884/258888
Life drawing classes- current session oversubscribed. Phone the Museum for availability or to book on the next set of sessions.
1 to 1 Painting sessions
1 to 1 Painting sessions
I offer personal 1 to 1 painting and sketching sessions out on location in beautiful Shropshire. Recent sessions have taken place up in the hills near Stiperstones, the landscape close to
Ellesmere and on the West Wales coast.
Please email me if this is of interest to you.
Stuck for a gift for someone arty? Birthday? Special Occasion?
Why not give them a gift voucher which can be put towards a commission, course or workshop...
Please Email me for more information/obtain a voucher.
I constantly update my website so please take a look and don't hesitate to drop me a line with your thoughts.