Lesson from the professionals

I loved my painting club at the golf club, but I felt I should explore another avenue for my painting. This year luckily I have joined additional painting societies. I was looking locally for some time, and thanks to the adult education course I  took. I met a very nice lady who knew of such a club. She put me in touch and I joined at the beginning of this year. It is the Sevenoaks Art Club, which I feel is a great club to be a member off. Not just a nice group of people that meet together with the same interest, but many artists with great talent that can give good tips and great knowledge teaching me more about a subject I love. The club is also inviting professional painters to demonstrate and teach which I find as a great tool in the learning process of painting. If you want to move forward in this privileged and beautiful world, you need to watch the professionals and amateurs alike. Earlier I used to visit galleries and exhibitions, trying to understand and get ideas. But I can recommend  watching someone who is doing it for a living talking to you, this is another great step ahead. We watch each other during a demonstration and assist each other while painting a subject which I find very inspiring and enjoyable. This group is established since 1901 and it is a very great pleasure to be part of such a group of people. It is held in a very friendly and relaxed atmosphere, where you do not feel any pressure due to your lack of experience. The group is very well organised and we have our own website and a Facebook page, so please visit and enjoy the painting and talent. In one of our recent visits, I met a painter who gave me huge inspiration and help, Mariusz Kaldowski.  I am sure I will mention him later on but meantime you can visit his site to enjoy his work. His wife is also a painter  in her own right! I also enjoy seeing Hashim Akibwho also inspired me to paint with thick Acrylics and more recently Felicity Gill who is a great portrait painter.

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