MAGGIE READ

ARTIST · TUTOR · DEMONSTRATOR

  • PORTRAIT
  • FIGURES
  • LANDSCAPES
  • SEASCAPES
  • BUILDINGS
  • STILL-LIFE
  • DRAWING
  • WATERCOLOURS
  • PEN AND WASH
  • MIXED MEDIA
  • PASTELS
  • ARTISAN OILS
Maggie Read

About The Artist

Surrey artist, Maggie Read was trained at the University of the Creative Arts, formerly Epsom College of Art and Design, where she studied Graphic Design and Illustration. She worked as a freelance illustrator for several years before having a family and re-launching her career as an Art Tutor in Adult Education. Maggie continued to paint and accept commissions for portraits and illustrations. Sixteen years ago she opened Pirbright Art Club in Surrey and has since organised and run regular exhibitions, outdoor painting days, workshops, art holidays and private classes.

Maggie self-portrait Experienced in teaching most media, Maggie's strengths are in drawing; watercolours; pastels and pen & wash. More recently Maggie has been working in water-mixable oils. She is skilled in showing students how to achieve interesting composition and prepare sketches for paintings. Demonstrations are clear, and colour-mixing is kept simple.

Maggie demonstrates to art groups and societies as well as her regular classes. Figures and portraits, landscapes, seascapes and still-life are among the many subjects which she demonstrates. For a full set of subjects and media offered, please look under  Demonstrations

LATEST NEWS

Runnymede Art Society Demonstration



Tutor Exhibition, Harvey Gallery

Maggie will be showing her work in the Tutor Showcase Exhibition at the Harvey Gallery, Harvey Road, Guildford from Monday February 20th until Friday March 3rd. The poster for the exhibition is shown left and features Maggie's painting of Pirbright Pond. For further information, see the Harvey Gallery website, www.harveygallery.co.uk





Runnymede Art Society Demonstration

Demonstration, Runnymede Art Society
Maggie recently gave a very successful demonstration to Runnymede Art Society using Pen and Wash techniques. The picture right shows Maggie during her demonstration. For further photos and information, see the Pirbright Art Club Facebook page.

Europa Gallery, Sutton Library
Maggie recently exhibited at the Europa Gallery, Sutton Library, Surrey. The flyer for the exhibition can be seen here.

The Naked Rambler
Maggie has recently had her portrait of The Naked Rambler published in the magazine of the Naked Rambler Organisation. You can see the published page here.

Painting Holiday in South West France, 2016
Maggie's last holiday successfully took place Manzac D'En Bas, www.manzac.com, during  September, 2016. For further information,  see the Art Holidays page.

Maggie at her Studio
Surrey Artists Open Studios

Maggie is a member of the Surrey Artists Open Studios and regularly takes part in their open studios events. For further information see the Surrey Artists Open Studios web-site.



LinkedIn

As you will see in the "Contacts" list below, Maggie is now a member of LinkedIn, the social website for professionals.