ARCHIVE: This event has now finished Towards Abstraction in Marine Painting

21 August - 23 August

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Quay Arts Centre Bldg
Sea St
Newport

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Tuesday 21st, Wednesday 22nd & Thursday 23rd August

Time: 10:00am to 4:00pm
Price: 125.00 - 130.00

On this engaging course you will learn to extract shapes and colours from the marine environment and reassemble them into a stylised or abstract composition.

Martin will talk you through every stage and give demonstrations where appropriate. The course will use the quayside and the river Medina in Newport Harbour as the main source of material and inspiration.

Basic competence in painting with watercolours, acrylics, or oils will be required. Please click here for the workshop’s materials list.

Martin Swan is an experienced painter of landscapes and marine subjects, both figurative and abstract. A member of the Royal Society of Marine Artists, he has exhibited widely in the UK, including the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, The House of Commons and The American Embassy, though most particularly with the RSMA at The Mall Galleries in London. Abroad, he has exhibited in New Zealand and France. Originally a watercolour specialist, he now paints mainly in oils. www.martinswan.com

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