Odiham Art Group

PROGRAMME 2020 - 2021

All demonstrations and workshops are held at the North Warnborough Village Hall, North Warnborough RG29 1EA, unless otherwise stated.  The demonstrations start at 2.30pm and they are free to members, whilst guests will be charged a £5 entry fee.   Workshops are usually all day, starting at approximately 9.30am; full details (including timings, equipment provided and required etc) will be sent to participants once payment of the specific fee is received.  Please email oagnews@gmail.com if you wish to book onto a workshop.  The price will vary depending on the tutor so do check the fees below.  Please note that places are limited and cannot be reserved without payment so your place will only be confirmed on receipt of the booking fee, which should be paid by either cheque or BACS transfer (NOT cash).  


Saturday 4th July 2020    DEMONSTRATION via ZOOM         Paul Oakley       Oil Landscape

Due to the Corvid-19 lockdown the AGM has been cancelled for this date but we are lucky enough to have a demonstration by Paul Oakley via Zoom (a link to the demo will be sent out to all members via email).  Paul is a self-taught artist who specialises in oil painting and is predominantly a landscape artist.  He has developed his painting style through studying the works of artists such as Edward Seago and his contemporaries. He enjoys being out in the elements capturing a moment in the landscape as well as painting in his studio, which is a traditional Shepherd’s Hut. Website; https://www.pewseyvalestudio.co.uk/

Saturday 5th Sept 2020     DEMONSTRATION     Graham Oliver   Oil Pastel

After gaining his BA and teaching, Graham studied with the noted pastel painter Christopher Assheton-Stones.  He opened his gallery in Salisbury in 1988 which continues to sell his paintings and offer picture framing to this day. Graham has led painting courses and holidays in various locations including Higham Hall Education College and on P & O cruises.   His work can be found in public and private collections throughout the UK.  Website; https://www.grahamolivergallery.co.uk/

Saturday 3rd Oct 2020      DEMONSTRATION        Tony Parsons     Oil Landscape

Tony is an award-winning landscape artist who has spent the last decade developing ways to capture atmosphere, posture, mannerisms and behaviour in a painting.  He paints every day without fail, attempting every aspect, style and subject in the pursuit of technical excellence. At the moment about half of Tony's work is en Plein Air. He tries to capture an atmosphere more than just a single moment. The workmanship is always urgent and fluid and is an exercise in describing how it feels to be in that place. Website; https://www.tonyparsonsartist.co.uk/

Saturday 17th Oct 2020     WORKSHOP     Trevor Waugh    Flowers in oil

Trevor has demonstrated his oil painting techniques for us on a couple of occasions and now we are lucky enough to have a workshop with him when he’ll be showing us how to paint luscious flowers in oils.  The fee for this workshop will be £35.  Email oagnews@gmail.com for booking details.  Website; https://trevorwaugh.com/

Saturday 7th Nov 2020    DEMONSTRATION   Fiona Forbes    Impressionistic acrylic by palette knife

Vibrant, colourful and uplifting paintings, in all media, are Fiona's trademark. She started painting after completing a course in Decorative Design at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, Dundee, in 1979.  Her subjects are varied and mostly inspired by nature.  She uses a palette knife when using oils and acrylics to produce impasto, impressionistic style paintings.  Website; http://www.fionaforbesart.com/

Saturday 5th Dec 2020 SPECIAL GENERAL MEETING AND DEMONSTRATION   Elizabeth Baldin   Line and wash

Elizabeth is an experienced artist working in all media who has exhibited in and around the Reading area for a number of years.  She is fascinated by light and colour and most of her work is devoted to landscapes and seascapes. Her other work includes commissioned portraits and teaching painting workshops for small art groups and one-to-one sessions.  This demo will take place after the SGM, timings to be confirmed.  Website; https://www.elizabethbaldin.co.uk/

Saturday 2nd Jan 2021      DEMONSTRATION        George Boyter   Watercolour Landscape

George Boyter is a professional artist specialising in painting watercolour landscapes including figures and buildings.  He studied Drawing and Painting at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art in Dundee before taking up an award-winning career as a creative director in advertising in London.  He now lives in Oxfordshire and has returned to art, studying watercolour technique and composition under the modern masters of the medium – Alvaro Castagnet and Joseph Zbukvic.  Website; https://www.georgeboyterartist.com/

Saturday 16th Jan 2021    WORKSHOP   Jayne Perkins    Using pastels

Jayne is a well-known local artist and teacher.  Since graduating from Bath Academy of Art she has taught in many far-flung colleges around the world.  Whilst originally an oil and watercolour artist her interest in landscape painting has led to a quest to interpret the visual beauty of landscapes through pastel, which helps her recreate more than just the surface beauty of landscapes, with its texture, colour and form.  The fee for this workshop will be £35.  Email oagnews@gmail.com for booking details.  Website; http://jayneperkins.co.uk/

Saturday 6th February 2021   DEMONSTRATION   Catherine Beale     Watercolour Atmospheric mists  

Catherine specialises in contemporary watercolours, experimenting with and exploiting pigment behaviour using a method she has termed “gravity painting”. This technique enable paints to mingle and run to create delicate veils of colour, as well as collide and interact to create chemical effects.  She has demonstrated this technique to art societies throughout the UK as well as running workshops and writing articles for the Artist magazine.  Website;   https://catherinebeale.com/

Saturday 6th March 2021     DEMONSTRATION     Tom Shepherd   Acrylic Landscape

Tom started his art career creating custom artwork on guitars using graffiti pens.  Making a move towards a brush and more traditional mediums opened up a whole new world to Tom and he hasn’t looked back since.  He loves to paint in acrylics and oils, and more recently has started exploring watercolour.  He is based in Warwickshire and teaches regularly throughout the year for Art groups and societies as well as running his own workshops and courses.  Website; https://www.tomshepherdart.com/

Saturday 3rd July 2021   AGM followed by a TALK        Gabriel Chanan   Renaissance Painting

Following the AGM there will be a talk by Gabriel Chanan, a researcher, playwright and entertaining public speaker with a lifelong interest in the visual arts.  This fascinating look at Renaissance Painting gives a broad introduction and framework for understanding and appreciating it, focusing on the new techniques of the period such as perspective, foreshortening and dramatic use of light and shade. Whilst highlighting the best known artists such as Leonardo, Michelangelo and Raphael, it looks at how their techniques were first developed by earlier masters and how they were modified by later artists such as Caravaggio, Veronese and Artemisia Gentileschi.  He also looks at the contrasts between the Italian and Dutch schools.

Saturday 21st August – Monday 23rd August 2021 with Private View on Friday evening, 20th August (provisional dates). 

We will once again join Hampshire Open Studios with a half page listing in their directory and we also intend to link in with OAG members and other local artists to co-promote a local 'art trail'.  The exhibition will be open for three full days as well as having a Private View on Friday evening, so let’s hope that by then we are virus free and that we have as successful a show as in 2019!     


Please go to the 'Demonstration Reports' page of the website for full reports on these events where appropriate.

Saturday 6th July 2019  ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING and DEMONSTRATION by Max Hale  ‘Acrylic Still Life’.

OAG ANNUAL EXHIBITION 2019  We were part of Hampshire Open Studios 2019, with a full page listing in their directory featuring the work of some of our members. We were delighted with the response and the exhibition was a great success with 28 paintings and seven folios sold over the three days.  Congratulations should go to all members who took part, it was an excellent event.  A full review of the exhibition is attached below, click on the link to open.

Exhibition website Review.pdf 


Saturday 7th September 2019       DEMONSTRATION by Rob Wareing   ‘Pastel Portrait’    

Saturday 5th October 2019   DEMONSTRATION by Oliver Pyle ‘Watercolour Landscape

Saturday 12th October 2019     WORKSHOP with Bridget Woods ‘Watercolour Life Painting’  

Saturday 2nd November 2019.  DEMONSTRATION by Mark Warner ‘Seascape’

Saturday 23rd November 2019  WORKSHOP by Ronnie Ireland, 

Saturday 7th December 2019     DEMONSTRATION by Trevor Waugh ‘Flower painting in oil’  

Saturday 4th January 2020 TALK by Chris Christoforou 'Its a jungle out there' - Art and Wildlife in Costa Rica


Saturday 18th January 2020     WORKSHOP with Max Hale   ‘Exploring Water Mixable Oils’  

Saturday 1st February 2020     DEMONSTRATION by Jake Winkle  ‘Going Wild in Watercolour’   

Saturday 15th February  - Oliver Pyle WORKSHOP on Watercolour Reflections.

Saturday 7th March 2020 -  DEMONSTRATION by Hilary Dancer ‘Acrylic Landscape’

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