29th October – Art Workshop: Pastel Pencils

On Sunday 29th October I’m holding another Art Workshop at my gallery in Marine Walk Street, Hythe.

The subject matter will be either a landscape or seascape (or perhaps a choice of both!) and the medium is pastel pencils.

Pastel pencils are a very versatile but often under appreciated medium.  They have all the benefits for creating wonderful pastel techniques such as blending, layering and smudging but without all the mess often associated with traditional soft pastels.

Skies over Oare Marshes (Pastel) by Paul Apps U.A.

We start with a short demonstration of the techniques to get the best out of pastel pencils and then it’s straight into a full day’s art.  It’s a fun and relaxing way to spend a Sunday!

The day starts at 10am and runs to 4.30pm.  A fish ‘n’ chip lunch is provided along with refreshments throughout the day.  The cost is £90 pp for the day.

You’ll need to bring your own pastel pencils/pastel paper.  Drawing boards are provided.

For further details and to book see my website.

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One-to-one tuition

Painting and drawing are a wonderful way to relax and unwind.

For many people, though, art was something that they were taught in school and they now lack the time to undertake regular art classes or feel intimidated about joining an established art group.

One-to-one tuition is a great way of giving art a try!

Skies across the Channel. 4″ x 12″ Oil on board. £375

Aone-to-one session lasts two hours and is entirely geared around your artistic requirements.  Whether it be tackling the basics of drawing, such as light/shadow and perspective, or tackling a new medium for the first time, I’m completely at your disposal.

Right behind my Mum. 6″ x 11″ Oil on canvas. £695

A one-one-session is £60 for two hours and can be booked via the website.

Also, with Christmas rapidly approaching, a one-to-one also makes an ideal gift for the creative person in your life.

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Gift Vouchers – An Ideal Christmas Gift!

Have you noticed, now that it’s autumn, how quickly Christmas seems to appear over the horizon?

Already shops are filling up with Christmas cards, gifts and food whilst restaurants are taking bookings for the big day.

Peene Church, near Folkestone by Paul Apps U.A.

All this means that we will all have to start soon giving some thought to what to buy for our loved ones, always a difficult decision to get right!

Why not indulge the artist in your life with a gift voucher from Paul Apps Fine Art?

The voucher can be for any amount and can be used for anything the recipient may want, from artist materials, through to art lessons, demo evenings or art workshops.

A voucher can even be put towards that long held dream of a commission or an original oil painting by Paul Apps – the choice is yours!

Road to Preston Village in Winter by Paul Apps U.A.

Gift vouchers can be purchased at the gallery or ordered via the website. Please include ‘gift voucher’ in the tag line.

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Sea Edge Exhibition, Hythe – 20th-29th October 2017

I’m delighted to be a part of the forthcoming Sea Edge Exhibition to be held at the Tin Tabernacle, Portland Road, Hythe from the 20th-29th October, 10am-6pm.

The exhibition is being held as part of the Folkestone Triennial Arts Festival and this dynamic exhibition includes work by myself and a further 9 artists.

The exhibition is based around the theme of the sea and the artistic response to its physicality and the symbolic hold that the sea has on the human imagination.

Sennen Cove by Paul Apps. Oil en plein air. £450.

Lower Sands, Dymchurch by Paul Apps U.A. Oil. £650.

Although chiefly focussed on visual art, the Sea Edge exhibition also draws on poems and prose which examine man’s relationship with the sea, with each artist selecting texts that have a personal resonance or connection to their work in the show.

Artists exhibiting work include Annie Catford, Laura Froude, David Lay, Andy Maguire, Phyllis McDowell, Catherine Robinson, Mike Sanders, Dee Taylor and Steve Thompson.

It should be a really good exhibition so I hope you can make it!

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Demo Evening – Zebra Foal

On Thursday 12th October I holding another of my regular monthly demonstration evenings at my gallery at Marine Walk Street, Hythe.

Why not come along and spend a fun and informative evening with a small group of like-minded individuals improving your art skills!

Zebra foal by Paul Apps U.A.

The subject of the demo is an adorable Zebra foal and I’ll be using acrylic paints.  As usual, I will be sharing lots of hints and tips that I use when painting wildlife.

The demo starts at 6.30pm sharp until about 9pm and costs £15pp.

Refreshments & nibbles will be served.  Spaces are limited.

For further details and to book see my website.  Hope to see you there!

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New Paintings

As the weather has been so variable of late and with the summer now behind us, I’ve been working a lot in my studio at home.

I have a huge array of photographs that I can use as sources materials when painting in the studio and I can just lock myself away, put my music on and get on with painting.

It’s wonderful!

Here a couple of my new paintings – I do hope you like them!

Corn Rolls across the Marshes. 4″ x 12″ oil on board. £375.

RH&DR Dr Syn at Botolph’s Crossing. 8″ x 10″ oil on board. £450

Skies across the Channel 4″ x 12″ oil on board. £375

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Demo Evening – Watercolour Sunsets

On Thursday 21st September I held another of my monthly demo evenings at my gallery in Hythe.  The topic the time around were sunset in watercolour.

As usual, it was a fun and informative evening, well attended by both beginners and those who had used watercolour before.  Watercolour is great for creating sunsets as the warm tones of the sunset can be easily blended together while the paint is still wet to create really natural looking, beautiful sunsets.

Sunset at Pedlinge.  Watercolour. £275 Framed

During the evening I worked on two paintings simultaneously, moving between them to give the paint a chance to dry.  The first one, is of a sunset over Pedlinge, near Hythe and the second is of the iconic Martello towers at Fisherman’s Beach, Hythe.  I was very happy with how they turned out!

Sunset behind he Martello towers. Watercolour. £275 Framed.

The next demonstration evening will be on the Thursday 12th October and the topic will be a zebra foal in acrylics.  For more details and to book your place see my website.

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Forthcoming Events for Autumn

With the nights beginning to draw in there’s lots going on at my gallery for the autumn months!

St Mary in the Marsh by Paul Apps U.A.

On 1st October I’m holding my last en plein air workshop of the year and we’ll be painting out on the Romney Marsh, weather permitting!

Why not join me for a day’s painting on the beautiful Romney Marsh capturing the changing season as later summer gives way to the glorious colours of late autumn?  £65 pp (excluding lunch).  See website for further details and to book.

On the 12th October there’s a demo evening where I will be painting a zebra foal using acrylics. It’ll be a fun, relaxed evening with lots of handy tips.  £15 pp including refreshments.  See website for further details and to book.

Zebra Foal by Paul Apps U.A.

This is followed by a Sunday painting workshop on the 29th October where we’ll be working on a seascape or landscape in pastel pencils.  Pastel pencils are a very underrated medium and I’ll be showing you how you can get the best out of them.  £90 pp for the day including lunch.  See website for further details and to book.

Dymchurch Sands at Night by Paul Apps U.A.

Come November, there’s a demo evening on the 9th where I will be creating a seascape in soft pastels.  £15 pp including refreshments.  See website for further details and to book.

Winter Avebury’s by Paul Apps U.A.

Finally, there’s a Sunday painting workshop on the 26th November and the topic is British birds.  The price is £90 pp including a fish ‘n’ chip lunch.  See website for further details and to book.

So, there’s plenty to look forward too this autumn and I hope you can join me!

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Commissions… An ideal gift

All artists love a commission as it enables them to create a piece of work that is deeply personal to the client and which is much more personal than a just photograph.

Black Labrador by Paul Apps U.A.

Over the years I’ve been lucky enough to have been commissioned to paint a wide variety of different paintings from beloved pets through to family members and everything in between… I’ve even been commissioned to paint a race horse!

Aldaniti by Paul Apps U.A.

Throughout this time my price for a commissioned piece, dependent upon size, has remained the same.  Sadly, though, in line with increasing costs, my charge for commissions will have to increase from January 2018.

However, all commissions received before the end of 2017 will remain at the pre-increase price even if it is not required until 2018.  So now is the ideal time to commission that painting of a family member or pet that you’ve been thinking about!

Chris by Paul Apps U.A.

Commissions make ideal gifts and are something to treasure, enjoy and pass on as a family investment.  For a no obligation discussion about commissioning a painting please contact me via my website.

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En Plein Air Workshop – 1st October

The final en plain air workshop for this year will be on Sunday 1st October!

Why not join me for a great day’s painting out on the beautiful Romney Marsh to capture the beautiful tones and colours of early autumn?

Cloud Formation at St Mary in the Marsh. Oil en plein air. 8″ x 16″. £650.

The day is suitable for experienced en plain air painters and beginners alike and most paint mediums can be accommodated.

We meet at 9.45am for 10am and finish around 4.30pm.  There’ll be a break for a pub lunch in one of the wonderful Marsh pubs at about 1pm before going back out for more painting.

The day costs £65.00 (excluding lunch) and spaces are limited.  See my website for further details and to book.

It’s a great way to spend a Sunday so hope to see you there!

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