News Update at 30th Dec 2020
We wish you all a happy new year and hope you will remember to renew your membership for 2021.
There has been a change to our April booking which will now be a Zoom demo of portraiture in pastels from Rob Wareing.
There is an EXTRA too! The opportunity to paint along with NZ artist Richard Robinson on 14th Jan. Fiona Gale gives all the info you need to know HERE
NB Sorry but Mobile phone view is NOT recommended for this site. Laptop is much preferred
Otter Vale Art Society
Jennifer Johnson, 3rd October 2014
The creation of a pen and ink drawing from a photographic image could be a tedious way to pass away two hours.
On the contrary, when the task is executed by a skilled artist intent on teaching others less experienced some of the skills acquired in a lifetime of artistic creativity the time available passes all too quickly. Such was the experience of the amateur artists who listened and watched as Jennifer Johnson worked her magic with pen and words to breathe life into an array of black marks on white paper.
Neil Marshall said "the demo was perfect therapy for the amateur artist who seeks to create a realistic yet vigorous image, whilst contending with the temptation of representational exactitude and excessive detail. Those members unable to attend have missed a feast"
Jennifer lives and works as a professional artist in South Devon. Having completed an art degree, she began her career in London as a graphic designer and, whilst working for BBC Publications, gained considerable experience as a book designer and illustrator.
Below: Jennifer discusses her work with Neil and an array of her pictures.