November 2022 – Mark Baker

Mark Baker visited the Society for the first time in November and showed us how he went about painting architecture in his engrossing demonstration, enjoyed by a near capacity audience.  Some very fine and detailed work was shown/demonstrated, the brick painting was especially admired!   Mark is based in the market town of Alcester, near Stratford-upon-Avon in Warwickshire, and specialises…

October 2022 – Ingrid Hill

Ingrid Hill visited the society this week and demonstrated the art of creating a water colour landscape inspired by adventures in Scotland and with added ink! About Ingrid Ingrid is a fulltime artist and tutor living in rural Leicestershire where she enjoys working in watercolours, mixed media, acrylics, and pen & wash. Ingrid gets a lot of her inspiration during…

September 2022 – Ruth Gray

Ruth visited us in September 2022 and gave us a demonstration in the use of Acrylics and an urban town scene starting from a charcoal sketch working through various layers to develop the urban scene. Unfortunately we were not able to take our usual imagery to support Ruth’s visit, due to an unforeseen issue during the evening, but have included…

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…

10th February 2020

On Monday 9th March 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…

Monday 10th February 2020 Demonstration by Vicki Norman

Vicki graduated with a BA Hons in Fine Art Painting and later studied for a teaching certificate specialising in post 16 education. She loves to travel and paint so has an interest in Plein Air painting to quickly capture those special moments, which has enabled her to develop a looser impressionistic style. Her emphasis is on atmosphere to capture a…