Hi, I’m Bethany, an Artist and qualified art Teacher. My work is diverse and everchanging as I love to explore and experiment with different media, subjects and styles, this love of learning, combined with observation of the world around us informs my work as both an artist and tutor.
As an experienced art tutor and workshop leader I aim to be a patient and generous teacher and inspire my students, both young and old. I run regular classes both online and in-person for both complete beginners and more advanced painters as well as one-off workshops and demonstrations. I am also available for private tuition or group bookings for workshops or demonstrations. Details and booking information about in person workshops, The Oakley Art Class, which meets Tuesday afternoons, Online classes, private tuition and on demand video tutorials can be found on my website.
My passion for nature, wildlife and birdwatching comes through in my paintings of animals, birds, and natural landscapes. I also create realistic portraits in graphite which are a favourite for commissions, and I relish the challenge of depicting not just a likeness but also a sense of character and expression. My popular ticket cut outs are a continuing series of playful responses to train journeys, both real and imagined. I find joy in creating art that tells a story, out of everyday experiences and scenes.
My work has been exhibited widely, both nationally and abroad. I take commissions in varying media and subjects (portraits, pets, wildlife, cars, buildings, and ticket cut outs).
In Person Workshops at East Oakley Village Hall this Summer:
Introduction to Egg Tempera Painting - One Day workshop
26th August 2023, 10am – 4pm
At East Oakley Village Hall (Green Hut)
Explore the techniques of egg tempera painting and learn how to make your own paints in this one-day workshop. This workshop is suitable for both beginners and improvers.
Bethany will show participants how to make this unique type of paint from pigment and egg yolk and explore different painting techniques, looking at both traditional and contemporary approaches to the medium. Participants will then create their own egg tempera paintings on gesso board, using a variety of techniques and taking inspiration from beautiful reference photos.
What is included?
Materials including: a pre-prepared wood board covered in traditional size and gesso, watercolour paper, a selection of ground Pigments, eggs, printed photo references and lesson notes, other painting equipment. Tea/coffee and biscuits. Additional materials will also be available to buy on the day. See my website for more details
Oakley Art Class, Tuesdays, 2pm - 4pm at East Oakley Village Hall
A friendly group of mixed abilities; from complete beginners to experienced painters, learning in a relaxed atmosphere where you can work at your own pace, socialise over tea and biscuits and enjoy the benefits of creativity while learning new skills. You are welcome to bring your own projects or follow the demonstrations. There is set tuition/demonstrations on a selected subject and media each term/week, with one to one tuition available for those exploring their own projects. Beginners are welcomed and supported in starting their creative journey in the media/subject of their choice.
See my website for more details on classes as well as upcoming online workshops.
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Opening timesContact Bethany for more information on commissions, Artwork sales, (including prints and cards), online workshops, demonstrations, and courses.