COVID NOTICE

Dear Members, as we go back to including physical meetings from February there are  a few changes that we need to alert you to due to 

Everyone likely to attend must understand that they MUST NOT DO SO if they or anyone in their household has had COVID-19 symptoms in the last 7 days, and that if they develop symptoms within 7 days of visiting the premises they MUST use the Test, Track and Trace system to alert others with whom they have been in contact. Every member must sign the register and provide their telephone number.

 

Demonstrations will be at the Millenium Hall and limited to 24 members to ensure social distancing on the tiered seating, this will be by a booking system and members will get a seat number on booking. Workshops at the Liss Triangle will be limited to 10 attendees to ensure social distancing and booking is through the website or contact the Workshop and Demo Secretary, Wendy – email  wj.noe@btinternet.com.  Have a go nights will be limited to 20 attendees;

 

In addition for both workshops and demo nights;

 

Masks must be worn

Wear a coat and wrap up because we will have a lot of windows and doors open to ensure ventilation

Sanitise your hands on entering

No refreshment will be available but you can bring your own drinks (this is to reduce people mingling)

Sessions will be cancelled should government regulations require it.

 

Please read the risk assessment for the full processes in place and if you have any questions or concerns about the processes in place please do call Barbara on 07515663023 or email her on bamorton@btinternet.com

See risk assessment here

 

Workshops and Demonstrations

Demonstrations

at

The Millenium Hall, Liphook

7-30 to 9-30pm

Demonstrations are free to both Members and Non Members thanks to sponsorship by East Hants Council

Please book a ticket and present it at the door as the numbers are limited due to Covid 

  • Wed, 04 Aug
    Liphook Millennium Hall
    04 Aug, 19:30 – 21:30
    Liphook Millennium Hall, 2-10 Ontario Way, Liphook GU30 7LD, UK
    Watercolour Chicken
  • Wed, 01 Sep
    Liphook Millennium Hall
    01 Sep, 19:30 – 21:30
    Liphook Millennium Hall, 2-10 Ontario Way, Liphook GU30 7LD, UK
    Boats in Soft Pastels
  • Wed, 03 Nov
    Liphook Millennium Hall
    03 Nov, 19:30 – 21:30
    Liphook Millennium Hall, 2-10 Ontario Way, Liphook GU30 7LD, UK
    How to Paint Animals in Oils
  • Wed, 15 Dec
    Liphook Millennium Hall
    15 Dec, 19:00 – 21:30
    Liphook Millennium Hall, 2-10 Ontario Way, Liphook GU30 7LD, UK
    Christmas Decorations
 
 
 

Sonia Bacchus

Watercolour Cat

3rd Feb

Event is now a Zoom Session

3rd Feb 7pm

Log in details will be sent to all members

My name is Sonia Bacchus, I was born in Lodz, Poland where I studied for a Master of Fine Art Degree. On completing my degree I worked as a teaching assistant at the Academy of Art in Poland and as an Art Therapist for people with Mental disabilities. I was also involved with the film industry as a scenery artist and wardrobe assistant. From 2000 I worked on various international films including Proof of Life (Russell Crowe), George and the Dragon (Val Kimer) Four Feathers (Heath Ledger), Elizabeth the 1st (Jeremy Irons and Helen Mirren) and Damned United (Michael Sheen). My work involved painting murals and making costumes.

I now live in the UK where I give demonstrations, talks and offer tuition. My subjects include portraits of people and pets, landscapes, still life, murals and nudes, plus paintings inspired by the old masters. Plus I have a new demonstration on caricatures. I am also available for talks on The History of Art, Art composition and The Relativism of Colours. I also make narrative jewellery.

The inspiration for my work is from the Old Masters, I appreciate their attention to detail. I like the light in Rembrandts work, the subtlety of the soft light in Vermeer’s paintings. My paintings are figurative, metamorphic representation. The main key to my art is the relationship between light and shadow. Colours are also a very important aspect of my work so I use them sparingly with respect and with the knowledge of the relativism.

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Ronnie Ireland

Portrait

2nd June

Millenium Hall

My work all revolves around identity.   Whether ostensibly still life, landscape or people, I have to “discover” the characters in my paintings as I work on them - who they are, what they are doing and what are the relationships within the painting.   They use things and people seen in real life, film, photographs, theatre, writing and memories.    When a painting turns out well, these various strands have worked with one another through the painting process, to create an image that I couldn’t have imagined at the outset.   

For this portrait demo, as well as a recap of how to make the basic head structure, I will discuss other ways of inferring the character of the sitter.   The images are :-

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Elizabeth Baldin

Watercolour Chicken

4th August

Millenium Hall

Elizabeth Baldin’s first career was in graphic design. She studied at Bristol Art College, where she qualified with a BA (Hons) in Graphic Design. She then moved back to Berkshire and for many years was employed as a book designer for a major publishing company. But her passion was painting and she became a freelance designer in order to be able to devote some more of her time to her art. She first exhibited her paintings in 2007, and from then on concentrated on becoming a full time artist.

 

Over the years she has worked in oils, acrylics and watercolours, and striven to develop her techniques in all media to widen the scope of her painting. Recently she finds she is painting more watercolours mixed with acrylic inks and loves the vibrant colours and marks that come from using these two mediums together. She uses this method to paint atmospheric landscapes of the Lake District and the Scottish Islands - especially the Isle of Arran with it’s beautiful, subdued light.

 

Elizabeth also paints various birds and animals in watercolours and likes to give them character or ‘attitude’ rather than depicting them photographically accurately.

‘For me, painting is supposed to bring joy to the artists as well as the viewer – so the quirkier the better…’

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Rick Holmes

Boats in Soft Pastels

1st September

Millenium Hall

I work predominantly with soft pastels and oils these days although watercolour used to be my medium.

 

I use acrylic inks as a base on which to lay my pastels. This is the process I will be using during my demonstration

 

which helps to give me a lively finished painting.

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Lucie Cookson

How to Paint Animals in Oils

3rd November

Millenium Hall

Lucie has exhibited internationally and has won several awards for her Painting. Her work has been in the National Portrait Gallery, The Kremlin and more locally Pallant House. Lucie specializes in painting and video each medium feeds the other. It is her passion for technology and technique that deliver such future facing images so rooted in her time.

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Have a Go Night

15th December

Millenium Hall

Christmas Decorations

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Will Dyke

Lino Printing

20th Feb

Liss Triangle

Event Cancelled due to Covid

I studied illustration and printmaking at Harrow College, University of Westminster. After an early career in bookselling, I became a full time printmaker and tutor.

I specialise in woodcut prints; I create limited edition prints, greetings cards, and printing kits. Much of my work is inspired by rural life and history. My background in illustration continues to guide my design method. I also teach regular print workshops, and give demo's and talks.

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Ronnie Ireland

Portraits

in

Oils and Acrylics

19th June

Liss Triangle

My work all revolves around identity.   Whether ostensibly still life, landscape or people, I have to “discover” the characters in my paintings as I work on them - who they are, what they are doing and what are the relationships within the painting.   They use things and people seen in real life, film, photographs, theatre, writing and memories.    When a painting turns out well, these various strands have worked with one another through the painting process, to create an image that I couldn’t have imagined at the outset.   

For this portrait demo, as well as a recap of how to make the basic head structure, I will discuss other ways of inferring the character of the sitter.   The images are :-

ri3.jpg
ri1.jpg
ri2.jpg

Click here to see pictures from this workshop

First since lockdown at the Triangle Centre

 

Elizabeth Baldin

Contemporary

Watercolour

Chicken

21st August

Liss Triangle

Elizabeth Baldin’s first career was in graphic design. She studied at Bristol Art College, where she qualified with a BA (Hons) in Graphic Design. She then moved back to Berkshire and for many years was employed as a book designer for a major publishing company. But her passion was painting and she became a freelance designer in order to be able to devote some more of her time to her art. She first exhibited her paintings in 2007, and from then on concentrated on becoming a full time artist.

 

Over the years she has worked in oils, acrylics and watercolours, and striven to develop her techniques in all media to widen the scope of her painting. Recently she finds she is painting more watercolours mixed with acrylic inks and loves the vibrant colours and marks that come from using these two mediums together. She uses this method to paint atmospheric landscapes of the Lake District and the Scottish Islands - especially the Isle of Arran with it’s beautiful, subdued light.

 

Elizabeth also paints various birds and animals in watercolours and likes to give them character or ‘attitude’ rather than depicting them photographically accurately.

‘For me, painting is supposed to bring joy to the artists as well as the viewer – so the quirkier the better…’

eb.jpg
 
 

Sonia Bacchus

Watercolour Cat

17th July

Liss Triangle

My name is Sonia Bacchus, I was born in Lodz, Poland where I studied for a Master of Fine Art Degree. On completing my degree I worked as a teaching assistant at the Academy of Art in Poland and as an Art Therapist for people with Mental disabilities. I was also involved with the film industry as a scenery artist and wardrobe assistant. From 2000 I worked on various international films including Proof of Life (Russell Crowe), George and the Dragon (Val Kimer) Four Feathers (Heath Ledger), Elizabeth the 1st (Jeremy Irons and Helen Mirren) and Damned United (Michael Sheen). My work involved painting murals and making costumes.

I now live in the UK where I give demonstrations, talks and offer tuition. My subjects include portraits of people and pets, landscapes, still life, murals and nudes, plus paintings inspired by the old masters. Plus I have a new demonstration on caricatures. I am also available for talks on The History of Art, Art composition and The Relativism of Colours. I also make narrative jewellery.

The inspiration for my work is from the Old Masters, I appreciate their attention to detail. I like the light in Rembrandts work, the subtlety of the soft light in Vermeer’s paintings. My paintings are figurative, metamorphic representation. The main key to my art is the relationship between light and shadow. Colours are also a very important aspect of my work so I use them sparingly with respect and with the knowledge of the relativism.

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Jill Lliffe
Drawing People
including Portraiture from 
Photographs

18th Sept
Liss Triangle

Having lived and worked in South London for most of my life I now live and work in an 18th century house in Hampshire. I studied at Wimbledon School of Art, achieving a BA in Fine Art and an award by the Roostein Hopkins Foundation for excellence in drawing, funded my subsequent MA in Drawing in 2009. At the same time I was working in education for adults and young people and I retain an absolute passion for education being used as a tool to change and improve lives.

My work has been widely exhibited in both public and commercial galleries, including the Victoria and Albert Museum, Rugby Museum, The People's Museum in Manchester and the National Football Museum. I have exhibited with the Royal Society of Portrait Painters and I am a member of the Society of Graphic Fine Art. I have also worked with commercial galleries in Oxford, Bath, London, Surrey and Sussex.

 

Sharon Hurst

Craft Xmas

House

20th Nov

Liss Triangle

Sharon is predominantly a Fantasy watercolourist but enjoys mixed media, silk painting and making beaded jewellery too.

She says “As a child I dreamed of dragons and their hordes of gems. Now, as an adult, I paint the dragons and make the jewellery!”

It all started with a grandmother who had a wonderful imagination and wove incredible stories. As a teen in the 1970’s she was inspired by the stunning album art on vinyl records. Creating has always been a part of her life.

Today, Sharon is a popular TV artist and demonstrates Derwent, Frisk and SAA products on the HOCHANDA shopping channel. She has had her own TV special. She has featured in an episode of “Fraser and Friends” as well as numerous appearances in “A Splash of Paint”. She has illustrated the covers for several books and has 2 teaching DVDs. Sharon has a new book with Search Press, “How To Draw Unicorns”!

She travels the countryside visiting art groups to demonstrate her techniques. She judges art Exhibitions, opens public events, and takes up to 6 painting holidays in Dorset every year.

We will be creating a smaller version of this Stump House. We will be working with a large yoghurt pot or similar. The plan will be to turn this into a tiny dwelling, maybe a mushroom house or elf holiday cottage. (Details for materials required will be sent out in advance),

and if anyone would like to watch my Forest Stump House video, it may spark their imagination! https://youtu.be/vv2w70zPIM4

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E Mail: Sharon@SharonHurst.co.uk         Website: www.SharonHurst.co.uk

 

Mariella Wolff
Towards Abstraction
11th Dec
Liss Triangle

Mariella was born in Italy, where she trained in Fashion and Fine Art, moving to London in 1978. After teaching painting and drawing in adult education between 1988-2004,  she then moved to Cucklington, Somerset starting a private school of art.

​She has exhibited her work in Italy, London and Somerset. Having recently retired from teaching her focus is now to develop

long standing ideas into painting. Mariella has a strong interest in Cubism. Her chosen subjects often evolve on canvas without pre established structure, a collage of textured papers and other materials are applied, then submerged with paint. The swing from figurative to abstraction is ultimately trying to satisfy a personal mood and statement. She is never satisfied and always searching until her work no longer relates to the original subject but acquires a new identity.