Demonstration by John Shave

John Shave demonstrated a landscape painted in oils at our last demonstration night.John Shave

In little over an hour he painted this dramatic picture whilst talking about the various pitfalls that many of us fall into when painting. After the coffee break John painted another small picture, again a landscape. It was generally agreed by all that turning out on a cold night had been really worth it.

Report and Photo Courtesy Corinne Scott.


Demonstration by John Shave–Landscape in Oil

Rayleigh Art Group will be hosting a Demonstration by John Shave – Landscape in Oil, on Wednesday 13th March 2013 commencing at 7.30 pm sharp. The demonstration will be held in the Cedars Centre, Castle Road, Rayleigh.

All members are welcome, together with guests, for which there will be a small charge and covers Tea/Coffee and Biscuits.

John Shave FRSA.SA

John has spent much of his life in Australia where he is a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts of South Australia, has won many awards for his paintings and has written for Australian Artist magazine.

John now lives in England. He exhibits at various regional galleries and at the Mall galleries London. His work has been included in the Royal Society of Portrait Painters exhibitions, the Royal Institute of Oil Painters exhibitions and the Royal Society of Marine Painters exhibitions. He is a member of the Wapping Group of Artists and East Anglian Marine Artists.

John is a modern impressionist, his paintings capture a sense of place or a moment in time, the dazzle of light on water in the early morning or the pause before dusk.

His paintings are held in collections worldwide including Australia, Hong Kong, France, Germany, and Italy.

John teaches at various residential centers such as Flatford Mill Field Studies Center in Suffolk, Broadlands art centre in Norfolk and Watershed Studios in Essex.

He also teaches privately in Kent and East Sussex and demonstrates to Art Societies.

John is demonstrator for Art Spectrum Art Materials.

Brian Coppard Workshop

On 27th February 14 members of the group enjoyed a workshop with Brian Coppard.  The title of the event was ” A Portrait in Pastels” . Brian Workshop

Brian not only gave us useful tips on how to create  a portrait but  then went around the room giving advice and encouragement as we all struggled to create a likeness from a black and white photograph of David Bailey .  The results of our evenings efforts were mixed but all were in agreement that it had been a very  entertaining and informative evening.

Corinne Scott