Our next demonstrator with be Adrienne Parker who is no stranger to our club having provided us with many demos and workshops in the past. Adie’s visits are always very popular and inspirational.
Adie was born in South Africa during the seventies and enjoyed a colourful, energetic childhood. She has always been passionate about painting and drawing and has found plenty of stimulating subjects around her to observe and illustrate over the years.
After studying Graphic Design in Durban for 3 years, she worked as a Graphic Artist for various agencies in South Africa. She finally moved to the UK in 1997 and started giving painting and drawing lessons 18 years ago.
Adie enjoys painting both outdoors and in her studios, both here and in France.
Best in Show: Tandridge Art Society 2012
One of 50 selected for “Artist of the Year 2013” – Mall Galleries
One of 50 selected for “Artist of the year 2014” – Mall Galleries
Ian is rapidly becoming one of East Anglia’s finest exponents in the medium of watercolour. He recently had his work pre-selected for the Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolour (RI) and has been awarded full membership of the Institute of East Anglian Artists (IEA). Ian also won the Ruth Hill Memorial Award for the finest painting at the first IEA open exhibition in March 2013. Having exhibited original work successfully for three annual major one-man exhibitions at Picturecraft Gallery, Ian has now painted over 50 new watercolour paintings for release this year.
Ian’s work has developed an immediacy of style through applying paint directly to the paper without overlays of washes normally associated with watercolour painting. Ian believes this gives each finished painting a transparency and a freedom of expression. “It’s a continual learning experience, but is incredibly rewarding when it all comes together and you finish a painting that you are happy with.”
Of particular note are Ian’s paintings that convey bustling street scenes where dramatic effects of light and shade are enhanced by his confidence to incorporate complex figurative studies.
Ian unashamedly confesses to have been greatly influenced by some of the finest Impressionist Painters, and holds particularly high regard for Edward Seago, Edward Wesson and John Yardley.
John R. Govett is a London based artist who was born in Bromley, Kent in 1953 and went on to attend St. Martins School of Art.
John paints directly from the subject in oil, acrylic or watercolour, each piece being an emotional and expressive response to his environment at the moment of execution.
His subjects include: Cities, landscapes, seascapes and the human figure.
John’s work has been shown in various exhibitions and sold through private galleries in London/Kent and is held in various private collections in UK and overseas.