Painting with John Glover

Date: 3rd August

Painting Tutor John GloverWhen I teach, my aim in my classes is to help students develop their own style and vision in whatever medium they choose.

There will be lots of individual tuition, encouragement and support as well as regular tutor demonstrations. Each day will begin with a talk or demonstration followed by work ‘in the field’.

At the end of the day I will give a critique of work produced and on completion of the course, will have an exhibition of student’s work for everyone to enjoy.

I have taught drawing and painting for over 30 years including numerous adult education classes and painting holidays both at home and abroad.

I have tutored at art centres as well as run my own private classes and workshops.  I work in a wide variety of mediums from pencil or charcoal to pastels, watercolour, gouache and oils.

I am a graduate of the Glasgow School of Art, Jordanhill College of Further Education and the Open University. After college, I worked initially as freelance book and magazine illustrator in London. Clients included IPC Magazines, Hamlyn’s Evans Bros, Macmillans and Oxford University press. The illustrations ranged from educational to fairytale and romantic fiction. After twelve years, I changed direction and focussed on painting portraits and landscapes which I still do now.

I have painted people from all walks of life, from Chief Executives, University Chancellors and Masters of colleges to less formal family groups and individual portraits. I have also produced a series of paintings of homeless people in Cambridge. I also love painting landscapes, whether it be the vast skies of East Anglia or remote Scottish beaches or further a field.

I have exhibited at the National Portrait Gallery, the Royal Society of Portrait Painters, the Royal Society of Marine Artists, the Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolours, the Royal  Watercolour Society, the Pastel  Society and the Royal Institute of Oil painters.  I have had numerous one-man exhibitions and taken part in group shows throughout the country.

L’Age Baston is a superb venue for artists with lots to stir the imagination, and calm the soul. There is the chateau itself with its charming grounds and superb spacious art studio.  Close by is the small town of La Rochefoucauld with a fairytale castle and the river where I have spent many a happy hour painting.  I am very much looking forward to returning to L’Age Baston.  I will enjoy helping students to achieve their artistic expectations and also the conviviality and relaxed atmosphere that L’Age Baston so well known for. I do hope you will come and join me.