Art Societies
Workshop Winners: Waterside Art Group

Workshop Winners: Waterside Art Group

With Artist Ashley Hanson

In August 2017, professional artist Ashley Hanson once again generously volunteered his time to run a full day’s workshop with our latest art club winners, Waterside Art Group.

The Group are based in Hythe, not far from the New Forest National Park. They are a diverse gathering of local artists who meet on Tuesday evenings. Mostly for social painting and drawing sessions. Additionally, they also organise a programme of demonstrations, occasional workshops as well as an annual exhibition of group works.

Waterside Art Group

The group were a wonderful crowd to work with and approached Ashley’s exercises with lots of enthusiasm, embracing the concepts that helped push them out of their comfort zones. Afterwards, many of the members actually had new ideas and found new ways to approach their painting.

Waterside Art Group

A great experience!

“The painting group have all agreed: Ashley’s workshop was so excitingly different, he first skilfully explained and then desmonstrated everything so that everyone could visualise how to achieve a painting and in fact did just that. Ashley was brilliantly informative on colour and abstraction and I hope he’ll be pleased to hear that some members are also determined to keep going in the abstraction direction.” – Shelia Reeves.

Waterside Art Group

It was a day of colour and bold gestures that produced some excellent paintings, revealing that a number of members had a natural talent for abstraction! Find out more:

Waterside Art Group
About Ashley

Ashley is a renowned landscape artist and colourist and a member of the Newlyn Society of Artists. He has exhibited widely in the UK including:

  • Royal Academy Summer Exhibition,
  • Discerning Eye,
  • National Open Art competition.

If you would like to enhance your creativity and work with Ashley, he runs several painting courses each year in Port Isaac and Porthleven, Cornwall and Faversham, Kent under the banner ‘Freedom in Painting’.  Details of the courses for 2018 can be seen below and also on Ashley’s website with more of his work:

Waterside Art Group

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