August 2022 – Steven Coates

Steven is a regular visitor to the society and stepped in at short notice to save the August demonstration and and talked to us about watercolour skies and the 2 minute rule! Steven produced a lovely dark sky picture with sunbursts and donated the picture to the Society which will be in the December 2022 social evening raffle About Steven…

July 2022 – Richard Holland

Richard entertained us in July by painting a familiar, to society members, Derbyshire landscape which he kindly donated to the society which will be part of the December social raffle. About Richard – Landscape Artist I have had an interest in art since primary school, and probably inherited this from my father’s artistic talents. Although missing out getting into Art…

June 2022 – Mark Warner

Mark gave us a presentation on seascape painting in acrylics using side sweeping of the brush techniques to great effect Brought up on the West Wales coast at Aberystwyth, Mark studied Fine Art in Newport and is now working from his studio on the Shropshire/Wales border. Growing up on the coast has had a huge impact in the way Mark…

May 2022 – Sarah Janavicius

Sarah Visited the society in May 2022 presenting a mixed media demonstration Sarah Janavicius was born in Hitchin, Hertfordshire, UK. She became interested in art at an early age has since always worked and developed a career in art. In 1981 Sarah emigrated to Sydney, Australia, where she worked as a freelance and contract Graphic Designer. On returning to the UK,…

April 2022 – Heather Griffin

Heather stepped in at short notice to give us a “PIG” demonstration of her animal art and use of oils in her paintings                   About Heather  I grew up in farm life. It taught me valuable lessons and allowed me to relate to nature’s colours and characters. I often combine this with gentle…

February 2020 – Vicki Norman

On Monday 9th February Vicki Norman educated and demonstrated to the Hinckley and District Art Society on the importance of values. She gave some really useful tips on mixing a good range of values and checking that the colours mixed also matched the desired values. The evening was well attended and enjoyed. Below are some photos from the evening. Please…

January 2020 – Ian Ridley

Ian Ridley showed interesting techniques during his demonstration and gave insight to how he produces landscapes from his imagination, starting with the first wash, to detailed techniques for the elements of a landscape. It was inspirational and hopefully our adventurous artists will be experimenting as a result! Despite howling wind and gusts of rain it was a good turnout! Below,…

November 2019 – Demonstration by Sue Faulks

Sue Faulks, a Leicestershire artist who qualified as an illustrator and graphic designer and after working as a commercial artist then freelanced, gave a demonstration working in mixed media. As an extra bonus, her husband played guitar music during the interval! An unexpected but interesting duo! https://suefaulksart.co.uk/

October 2019 – Demonstration by Ingrid Hill

Ingrid delighted the Art Society with a beautiful demonstration of Cow Parsley using watercolour, pen and wash techniques. In true Blue Peter fashion she demonstrated the techniques then to keep the demonstration moving along at a good pace, she moved onto the next stage on pre prepared artwork. https://ingridhillart.co.uk/

September 2019 – demonstration & workshop by Stephen Coates

SEEING IS BELIEVING, OR IS IT?Stephen Coates gave a really animated talk on perception in art. He demonstrated how we should not always believe our eyes, or maybe I should say, what our brains tell us! Stephen Hawkin, visual illusions and artists from Raphael, Leonardo de Vinci to Lowry were discussed and their contribution to composition explained! Stephen then painted…

2019 MOST SUCCESSFUL EXHIBITION YET

The Hinckley and District Art Society held their annual art exhibition in conjunction with Burbage Community Arts Festival (BCAF).The temptation of home made cakes and refreshments and the free workshops for children and of course the brilliant artwork brought people out in record numbers this year! The exhibition was sponsored by Faye and Louis Walker of Hinckley Framers and they very…

Monday 8th April Demo by Rupert Cordeux

MONDAY 8th APRIL DEMONSTRATION RUPERT CORDEUX Rupert Cordeux is an artist who works almost exclusively in watercolour and prefers to work en plein air rather than from photographic material, in order to hone his observational skills. Examples of his work are shown below. His career as a professional artist flourished after winning the final of Channel 4’s water colour challenge…

Monday 11thMarch- Tim Fisher demonstration

Tim Fisher produced two amazing paintings showing different effects in the use of oil pastels with other media. He made it look so effortless- the hall mark of a great artist! He also has a new book- Painting with Oil Pastels- see photos below:

21st February workshop with Jayne Good.

Members of the society had a great time learning the Bob Ross technique of painting oils wet in wet. All produced a personal framed masterpiece under Jayne’s careful instruction! Jayne is an amazing teacher/instructor of this technique and regularly holds workshops. Below is a photo of the members with their paintings!

Monday 14th January 2018 Demonstration by Graham Luker

Graham kick started the New Year with a landscape in acrylic. He gave an entertaining talk while proceeding with his flamboyant, freestyle demonstration in the presence of a full house! Starting with vivid oranges and blues for his underpainting (first photo), he then proceeded to bring in other colour selections to form the structures and details (see second photo). The…

Monday 11th December 2018 Demonstration by Kay Puttergill

Kay Puttergill entertained the art society with a short demonstration on gelli printing, producing some very colourful results from Chinese ladies, children playing, to colourful abstracts. Brave members of the audience had the chance to have a go, again making some lovely art. It’s certainly a fun technique for everyone to try. After the demonstration, members had mouthwatering goodies made…

Monday 12th November demonstration with Amanda Jackson.

Amanda Jackson gave a brilliant demonstration in oils ,on Monday 12th November , entitled ‘Night in the City’. In less than 2 hours she produced a beautiful painting with a fast paced running commentary explaining her methods and decisions on values and composition. It was truly inspirational! The evening was enjoyed by a full house! The first half was spent…

Monday 8th October Demonstration by Matthew Palmer

Matthew Palmer is a Derbyshire born artist. He began painting in watercolour over 25 years ago, is self taught and as such, has developed his own impressive style of working, inspired by such scenes as found in the Derbyshire Peak District. He also specialises in still life and animal painting. For the last 12 years he has been teaching, running…

9th September demonstration by Paul Talbot-Greaves.

On Monday Sept 10th Paul Talbot-Greaves he will be demonstrating in watercolour and acrylics,painting in his own rugged technique using strong colours and light, which will be projected onto a large screen using his own high definition camera. He will be travelling all the way from Halifax in West Yorkshire, so come and give him a real warm and supportive…

August 13th Tas Severis Demonstration.

This demonstration by Tas Severis was an explosion of colour as he painted a Norfolk harbour scene using only a palette knife and , of course, plenty of dramatic colours in acrylic. The end result was stunning!