Available for private and small group tuition in oils. Please see www.norfolkpaintingschool.com
Welcome to my Professional Member Page, I hope my work conveys my deep enthusiasm for painting the English landscape in oil.
Like many painters I'm completely self taught, having taken up my brushes in 2000, after a career in advertising.
I hope you can see the influences of many great landscape painters in my work in particular Corot, Seago, Brown, Constable and Ruisdael - for although I am self taught these artists showed me how to see.
Most people consider my work to be 'traditional' rather than 'contemporary' - by which they usually mean abstract. In fact all painting is fundamentally abstracton; I merely choose to draw the line earlier than Rothko but a little later than Constable.
If you would like to discuss my work or consider tuition just drop me a line. I welcome students of all abilities, and, as I am disabled, have a particular interest in helping people to achieve their potential.
I hold regular one and two day oil painting courses at my Norfolk Painting School; from absolute begginers guides to oils, to masterclasses in traditional oil mediums,visit www.norfolkpaintingschool.com for details.
You can see more of my paintings and get my contact details at www.makinnear.com
Eastern Open 2004
Arts Coritani 2003-5
Alby Gallery, Norfolk
Magpie Gallery, Uppingham
Catmose Gallery, Oakham
AAF Battersea 2005
NEC Spring 2005 (prints)
Chatsworth Horse Trials
Badminton Horse Trials
The Royal Show
Bramham Horse Trials
Burghley Horse Trials
Time and Tide Museum Collection (marine oils)
Burnham Market (05-06)
Holkham gallery, one man show 2007
Old Cinema Gallery 'Wake' 2007
Neptune Gallery 'Coast' 2007
Norfolk & Norwich art Circle 2007
Walsingham Gallery 2007.
'Costal Light' Holkham 2007
I will now be exhibiing at the new Regatta gallery in Holt, and holding another one man show in Spring at Holkham, as well as the usual galleries and studio events - watch this space for more dates as they are confirmed.
Norfolk & Norwich Art Circle
West Norfolk Art Society
West Norfolk Open Studios Coordinator 2007.
- Future Exhibitions:
- Oil Courses
The Burden Prize (winner)2005
Awarded an Arts Council show - Oakham 2004
Eastern Open 2004 (prizewinner)
Winner 'The Artist' Magazine on-line 2005
Featured artist SAA' Paint' magazine july 2007