I find myself getting involved in the teaching of painting more and more and its great fun. I am available for two hour demonstrations or all day workshops nationwide.
I think I am a no nonsense and approachable person and able to coach absolute begginersor aspiring improvers in a step by step way, I paint a sky, you paint a sky, I paint a tree you you paint a tree and so on until our paintings are complete. Watercolurs and Acrylics are the main medias but I have found more and more beginners and improvers want to try Oils and I do all day workshops where we start off with a blank canvas and finish with a nice landscape.
I am also working on painting courses (4 lessons) in oils where we tackle more involved landscape and wildlife, still for beginners and improvers but paintings that cant be done in a day and I have had some very pleasing results. The students have produced some quality work and in most cases far beyond their expectations.
Call back from time to time I am in the process of getting a programme together now for Sept 2010 onwards.
Born in Yorkshire and married to fellow artist Bonita Ferguson-Harris B.A.Hons(Fine Art) and known by many as Jon & Bon now living with their two sons in Nottinghamshire.
I have been a professional artist for 40yrs and have had many fantastic experiences painting many subjects around the world.
In the early years I worked for publishing companies and had many unusual commissions from paintings of Jaffa Cakes for adverisers to book jackets for publishers, along with copies of old Masters for insurance companies, infact at the end of it I have ended up with over 2000 images on books, greetings cards and prints.
18 years ago I met my wife and the two of us have concentrated more on Fine Art and we now have originals in private collections and galleries in the USA China South Africa Ireland Russia Germany France Japan and many other countries. Ten years ago we started to appear on television demonstrating painting techniques and have made a series of Instructional DVDs and have written instructional books. As a result of that exposure I currently travel around the country demonstrating painting techniques to groups and societies and also hosting painting workshops.
Havent submitted much to exhibitions surprisngly enough although I did get an award and title as the best Wildlife Painting in Wales by the Black sheep gallery.
Acrylics, Coloured Pencil, Drawing, Gouache, Oil pastel, Oils, Pastels, Pen And Wash, Pencil/Charcoal, Watercolour, Watercolour Pencil
Animals, Buildings, Colour Mixing, Etchings, Fantasy, Figure, Flowers And Gardens, Impressionism, Landscape, Old Masters, Portrait, Pyrography, Seascapes and Water, Skies, Still Life, Townscapes, Trees and Foliage, Wild Flowers, Wildlife