Meeting June 2016

Date – Sunday 5 June 2016
Time – 1:30pm to 4:00 pm
Venue – Coldstream Community Centre, Kelso Street, Coldstream – Melways Map 281 B10

Demonstration – The demonstration this month will be given by Peter Smales, who will show a range of ways to work with oils.

Peter moved from England to Australia in 1966.  He began to paint in his early teens, and received early encouragement from the watercolourist, C.Dudley Wood, and the well-known portrait painter, Sir William Dargie.  He attended the classes of Alan Martin and Ron Crawford, both students of Max Meldrum, who gave him lessons in the tonal realism style of painting.

In 1983, Peter completed a Bachelor of Education at Melbourne State College, majoring in Painting.  Subsequently, he taught painting and drawing there for three years.

Peter has held exhibitions annually, since 1982, at Leveson Gallery in Carlton, Elgin Gallery, Victorian Artists’ Society. Recently, he has also exhibited with Jenny Pihan Fine Art.

 Drawing his inspiration from nature, Peter’s paintings are principally known for their rich colours, captured moods and impressionistic effects.

This demonstration will be of special interest to any artists wanting to improve their oils techniques.

Entry Fees – Members – $6 Visitors – $7 (First meeting free)