MAGGIE READ

ARTIST · TUTOR · DEMONSTRATOR


OUTDOOR DRAWING & PAINTING DAYS

LOCAL DRAWING AND PAINTING DAYS

Painting Days Artist At Work Local sessions are based near to the pretty village of Pirbright at a variety of delightful locations, each with its own special points of interest to the artist. Some are private houses and gardens. Each has a wealth of subjects for artists to choose from. Students may draw or paint in the medium of their choice but each session will include a demonstration in a specific medium.

Recent outdoor painting days included visits to the Basingstoke canal, as well as some regular favourites such as Glendell Livery and Sheets Heath Allotments.



Some of the places visited during 2017 are shown in the photos below.

Hogley's House, Pirbright
Charming 200 year old country house on Bullswater Common

Hogley's House, Pirbright
 

New Haw Lock and Cottage
Lovely spot on the River Wey Navigation with lock gates and canal boats

Sheet Heath Allotments, Pirbright Sheet Heath Allotments, Pirbright
Elm Farm, Sutton Green
Rare breeds of ducks, chickens, rabbits, pigs, ponies and alpacas

Elm Farm, Sutton Green Elm Farm, Sutton Green

Birch Cottages, Horsell
Delightful private gardens including water features and roses

Birch Cottage Water Feature Birch Cottage Garden
DAY TRIPS

These sessions are further afield at places of special interest. Students may draw or paint in the medium of their choice but each session will include a demonstration in a specific medium.

Day Trips for 2017 were made to Jane Austen's House, in Chawton, Hampshire and to Wisley RHS Gardens in Woking, Surrey. Photos from these two trips are shown below.


Jane Austen House Jane Austen Donkey Carriage Jane Austen House Wisley RHS Gardens Wisley RHS Gardens   

Some of the other places visited in the past few years are shown below. Others not shown include The Weald & Downland Open Air Museum, Bosham in West Sussex, Loseley Park and Watts Chapel at Compton.
 
Watercress Line, Ropley
Lovely old Station Buildings, Steam Engines  and Train Shed.

Dapdune Wharf, Guildford

Lavender Fields, Alton
Vibrant fields and rows of English Lavender set against elegant trees.

Lavender Fields, Alton Lavender Fields, Alton