Why not book me for a demonstration at your local art club or group.
The demonstrations I provide concentrate on both the traditional aspects of watercolour landscape painting as well as a number of creative techniques that watercolour artists can employ to give their work that extra zing.
I like to make the session fun & entertaining and I am more than happy to stick around to pass on tips on technique as well as general advice on ways to help students improve their work.
If you are interested in booking a demonstration please contact me through either this site or by emailing me on email@example.com.
I look forward to meeting you.
- Future Tuition:
Greg Howard is a completely self-taught professional watercolour artist who has been painting and exhibiting his work for over 15 years in galleries around the U.K.
Originally raised in Hawick in the Scottish Borders he then moved to the English Lake District before recently moving to Chesterfield, Derbyshire on the edge of the Peak District National Park where he now lives and works from his home studio.
As well as painting and exhibiting his work Greg is also regularly asked to provide watercolour painting demonstrations and contributes informative articles on watercolour painting techniques and materials to various art websites.
A note from the artist…..
"My paintings are the result of many years spent walking and climbing throughout the British Isles appreciating the beautiful scenery that we are lucky enough to have in abundance in the U.K. From a very young age it was apparent to me that visiting these places brought about a deep seated sense of calm – ‘life is never that bad'. It also provided me with a more well adjusted view to life and a realisation that we as individuals are really not that big or important in the grand scheme of things.
As an artist I constantly live in the hope that if I can impart even a small percentage of this through my work then I will have enriched some one else life.
I find that watercolour is the perfect medium to capture the mood and atmosphere of the places that I have been privileged enough to live in and visit and when harnessed the unpredictability of the medium can make painting a place I have visited almost as exciting as being there again because when it comes to painting as an artist you are in control of the weather, the lighting and even elements of the landscape. Maybe all us artists have a little bit of a god complex.
Normally my subject matter is completely fictional although occasionally I will paint actual places but will very often paint the impression in my memory rather than use photographic reference material. This may be stretching the bounds of artistic license a little but I have found that this method of working allows me more freedom to paint the scene in a way that conveys a mood or emotion to the viewer very often using scale or weather to heighten the sense of drama in a scene rather than producing a photo-like, picture postcard representation of a geographical location. This in my experience always helps me to produce a stronger more powerful image. Although there is a fair amount of detail in some of my work I feel that allowing my viewer to fill in some of the blanks themselves allows for a much more creative approach to be employed in the actual act of painting thus my work usually ends up being a tentative mixture of ‘realism' versus ‘abstraction' with a little bit of ‘romanticism' thrown in for good measure.”
I hope you enjoy viewing my work. If you have any questions about my work, exhibitions or have a project/commission you think I could contribute to please feel free to contact me.
A selection of Greg's work is on permanent display at Leabrooks Gallery, Somercotes, Derbyshire.
June 1st-30th 2010
Chesterfield Library, New Beetwell Street,Chesterfield Derbyshire Tel:01246 209292
July 1st -31st 2010
Ocean Terminal,2 Ocean Drive, Leith, Edinburgh Tel:0131 555 8888
November 1st - 30th 2010
Leabrooks Gallery, 36 Leabrooks Road, Somercotes, Derbyshire
Tel: 01773 602961
- Future Exhibitions:
- Solo Exhibition - Greg Howard
- Solo Exhibition - Greg Howard
- Solo Exhibition - Greg Howard View All
Drawing, Watercolour, Watercolour Pencil
Abstract, Buildings, Landscape, Pyrography, Seascapes and Water, Skies, Townscapes