12th November at The Christchurch Forum, Stockton Lane, York 2pm -4pm Members Free - Guests £5
November – Nigel Overton
Subject: Drawing and Painting Flowers
Medium: Watercolour Pencil
Nigel was born in Doncaster in 1952, He has an extensive background in the Arts field, including a BA in Fine Art Painting and Drawing and was formerly the Head of Art & Design at Benton Park School in Leeds.
He has worked with a wide range of different media and techniques but has always maintained his belief in the importance of drawing both within his own work and his teaching of Art and Design.
Nigel believes that anyone can learn to draw and paint given the proper tuition. It is more to do with careful observation and a basic understanding of technique rather than just natural talent.
8th October at The Christchurch Forum, Stockton Lane, York 2pm -4pm Members Free - Guests £5
Subject: Animals in Pastel
Catherine is a professional artist working from her studio in Skirpenbeck, a small village east of York. Catherine works predominantly in soft pastels with a wide variety of subjects and is well known for her wildlife work. She specialises in commission work for portraits and animal portraits.
She has regularly exhibited in the Westminster Gallery and The Mall Galleries London, also with The Kennel Club Art Gallery, London. She exhibits widely throughout the U.K. and has held several joint and solo exhibitions. In 2005 she was elected to full membership of the Society of Women Artists. Her work hangs in many areas of the UK, also In Europe, South Africa, Australia and the USA. She is included in Who's Who in Art.
Catherine is a founder member of ERA, East Riding Artists, also a founder member of The East Riding Pastel Society and a Promoter and Professional Associate of the Society for All Artists for which she is also a demonstrator.
Oil on Canvas 30" x 40"
Set in Petergate York, overshadowed by the Minster. Find the drunk! Based on a theme where a character has to be found among lots of others e.g. 'Where’s Walley?' childrens' books.