We hold 6 workshops each year, alternating with 6 demonstrations by professional artists.
Visiting artists charge Beechwood a fee for their time, so members pay an additional charge for attending these events, which are also open to non-members at a higher fee.
Demonstrations/Art Lecture/Critique 10.30 am to 12.30 pm. In 2019 there was no charge for members, and £10 for non-members, payable on the day. Fees for 2020 will be determined at the AGM in late January.
Lewis Hazelwood Horner - 'Still Life in the Style of the Impressionists
He studied at Central St Martin's school of art and went on to pursue his passion of painting and drawing at London Atelier of Representational Art. He was awarded the prestigious Columbia Threadneedle Prize 2016. He is a member of the Royal Society of British Artists.
Chris Christoforou - 'Landscape Chroma Acrylic Techniques'
He has been a professional artist for 30 years and has built an international reputation for his work, since he started as a commercial artist. He has written many articles for art magazines on various art matters, including his own painting techniques. Chris is going to paint a landscape using his Chroma acrylics techniques. https://www.artistsinfo.co.uk/artist/chris-christoforou/
Chris Christoforou -
'Landscape Chroma Acrylic Techniques'
Chris will carry on from the demonstration and we will be able to sample the paints, trying out some of the techniques shown. https://www.artistsinfo.co.uk/artist/chris-christoforou/
Susan Gray - ' Wild Seascape ' - Acrylics
Susan is an acrylic land and seascape artist. " I paint, sketch or complete small studies on the beaches or in the landscape, and then work these up into large pieces in my studio in Wendover, Buckinghamshire." Susan's inspiration is mostly from the wild seas and dramatic landscape and she says she tries "to capture the movement and energy". www.susan-gray.co.uk
Heather Miller - 'Landscape' - Mixed Media
Inspired by a love of nature, Heather's aim as an artist is to engage and intrigue the viewer and draw them into her work. She mindfully explores colour and light in each painting, conscious of how these elements lift the spirit and encourage connection with the subject. www.heathermillerpaintings.com
Tony Jackson - 'Still Life' - Acrylics
Tony studied painting at Bath Academy of Art (1963-66). He then taught art in secondary schools for 30 years and was Head of Expressive Arts at a school in Hemel Hempstead. www.artprofile.co.uk/Jackson
Sonia Bacchus - 'Charcoal & Wash' - Charcoal
Sonia was born in Lodz, Poland, where she studied for a Master of Fine Art degree. On completing her degree she worked as a teaching assistant at the Academy of Art in Poland and as an art therapist for people with mental disabilities. She was also involved with the film industry as a scenery artist and wardrobe assistant. www.soniabacchus.co.uk
Joel Wareing - 'Figures and sunlight in an urban setting' - Pastels
Joel's practice is focused on body language and the interaction of people within urban environments. Capturing sunlight in paintings is also a key feature of his work. His paintings are made from sketches and photographs taken on location and created out of a desire to translate an atmosphere within the painted image. www.joelwareing.co.uk
David Hyde - 'Kingfisher' - Acrylics
David is a self-taught professional artist who lives and works close to the river Great Ouse in St. Ives, Cambridgeshire. He has combined a keen interest in wildlife and bird watching with a life-long passion for painting To see more of David's work, visit www.davidhyde.org.uk
Frank Walters - 'Landscape' - Watercolour
Frank prides himself on getting the very best out of his students within a structured yet dynamic environment of fun and learning from his bespoke teaching programme. www.frankwatercolours.com
Jill Winch - 'Flowers' - Watercolour
Jill attended the Chelsea Physic Garden where she gained her Diploma in Botanical Painting. She is a member of the Society of Botanical Artists. She was awarded the Daler Rowney choice award for her painting of the Medinilla-Magnifica. www.jillwinch.com