Marine & Landscape Watercolour Technique -2

Rottingdean Whiteway Centre

Course

Marine & Landscape Watercolour Technique -2

Day Tuesday
Time 19:00 - 21:00
Tutor Mick Bensley
Cost £84.00
Room Main Hall
Availabilty 7/12 Places
Login or Register to book your place on this course
Course Description
This course, taught by a local marine artist and illustrator, is open to beginners and those with some experience. The tutor will demonstrate each stage of the painting, and explain techniques, basic drawing, cpomposition and colour mixing, guiding students individually through their own project or one set by him.
Your Tutor

Born in Sheringham, on the North Norfolk coast and growing up by the North Sea, I developed a profound understanding of its many moods and adverse weather conditions. The desire to capture it in paint began. In the late sixties after reading Cyril Jolly’s book ‘Henry Blogg of Cromer’, I produced my first watercolour paintings of maritime rescues. The descriptions of the rescues, impossible feats against overwhelming odds and the selfless courage of the men who crew our lifeboats that inspired and motivated me to paint this subject.

I was a student at Norwich School of Art, after which I worked in London for 15 years as a designer and illustrator. Throughout the seventies I continued to paint maritime watercolours and oils and in 1980 returned to Norfolk to paint professionally. I have since gained a reputation as a marine artist of skill and accuracy, with paintings in private collections around the world.

I now live and work overlooking the sea in Rottingdean on the Sussex Coast. I divide my time between painting (in oils, watercolour and pastels) and teaching watercolour technique and methods.

Mick Bensley - Sussex-based Marine & Landscape Artist