Mark Warner - Newsletter July 2018


Mark Warner - Newsletter August 2018

Welcome to my latest August 2018 Newsletter!

It has been a very busy few months with exhibitions, galleries, workshops, commissions and of course recently, a lovely Painting Holiday in Southwest France.

I just wanted to give you some information about what I have been working on and what workshops and courses are scheduled in the future. I hope you are able to join me on some of them.


Recent Painting Holiday at St Jean Retreats, Tarn, South West France 15th-22nd July 2018

What a fantastic week!

Recently, I led a painting holiday in France hosted by Chris, Paul and Tracey Bedford at St Jean Retreats. Set in the lush valley which overlooks the historic and picturesque hilltop village of Cordes-sur-Ciel in the heart of the beautiful Tarn region in south-west France, St. Jean is a stunning, large stone house nestled within landscaped gardens and meadows surrounded by over 150 acres of private hillside woodland. They made us feel extremely welcome enabling us to get on with many days of painting and drawing 'plein air'. The holiday was open to both novice and more experienced alike and the group quickly got to know each other, a lovely group.

I demonstrated at the start of each day enabling the budding artists to experiment with colour, line and composition. Easels, parasols and tables were set up for all at different locations and of course we would stop for lunch to sample some gorgeous local cuisine.

Some great work was produced over the week and everyone certainly got out of their comfort zones. The great thing about these holidays is that all the work produced is quite different, people seem to really develop over the course of the week.

Each evening we had a lovely three course dinner with local wine and the food was truly fabulous!


 I would like to thank everyone who joined me to make it such a memorable trip. I am tutoring another painting holiday at a delightful farmhouse in the Perigord-Limousin Parc Natural in July 2019. Email if you are interested in joining me. Details are below.


Painting Holiday Perigord-Limousin July 20th - 27th July 2019

Fancy a painting holiday next year?

Join me and our hosts Mike and Sara (Shades of France) from 20th-27th July 2019 at their delightful farmhouse on the Perigord-Limousin Parc Naturel, for a week of painting tuition in beautiful surroundings, 7 days full board accommodation, delicious food, good company and all transfers.

You can see what it is all about on their website

Email me if interested and want more info.



Ellesmere Art Exhibition 2018

Another great exhibition, I met some lovely people, lots of interest in my work and two paintings winged their way to new homes.


Next set of Workshops Autumn/Winter 2018

I have recently released a number of workshops for the Autumn and winter 2018.

'The Figure' Workshop is now sold out.

At the time of writing the 'path in the landscape' Workshop has two remaining places available.

There are currently spaces on 'Plein air' and 'Still life with Pastels/Charcoal'


Art Tutor for The Chapel Cottage Studio near Abergavenny 2018/19

Chapel Cottage Studio & Gallery is a small family run Art teaching studio nestled into the Welsh countryside just 4 miles out of the picturesque market town of Abergavenny.

I will be offering three workshops in the Autumn/Spring 201819 at Chapel cottage Studio.

1. Friday 23rd November 2018 'Colour & Still-life' - Acrylics – 1.30-4.30pm

2. Sat 24th November 2018 - 'A path in the Landscape' - Acrylics

3. Sat/Sun 9th/10th March 2019 - 'Expressive Landscape in Acrylic'


To book or for more information visit


Demonstrations at Art Groups and Societies

I have been offering painting demonstrations at numerous clubs and societies and this is something I very much enjoy. I recently visited Knowle Art Group where I was made to feel very welcome and produced a demonstration in acrylics using the Malvern Hills as inspiration.

If your Art Group/Society would like to book me please email for availability.

Below is the result...


Commissions and some recent work

I have been busy working on commissions and other work.

I will be entering The Qube Open, Shropshire Open and The Wilfred Owen 100 Art Competition to name a few.

Langennith Beach, South Wales.

Cadair Idris 3

Colemere, Shropshire.

Morning light, Shrewsbury - (Entry for the Wilfred Owen Art Competition 2018)


In progress, studio work...


1 to 1 Painting Tuition

If you are interested in 1 to 1 or 2 to 1 Painting tuition outside while the weather is still fine just drop me a line.


My Website

Keep checking my website to stay up to date with work and Workshops/Art Holidays.


Gift Vouchers

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.


Social Media

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Very best wishes





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