Club meeting: Wednesday 9th March 2022

Hartlepool Art Gallery, Christ Church, Church Square, Hartlepool, 7.00pm to 9.00pm (doors open 6.40pm).

We are happy to welcome Geoff Hewitt as our demonstrator this month.

Born in Stoke-on-Trent, Geoff has been an artist for as long as he can remember. However, he holds no formal art qualifications, his training being scientific, and his career founded in industry and academia, where he worked variously as a research scientist, consultant, author and editor. His decision to leave mainstream science in the early 1990’s allowed him to expand his practice as an artist and he has worked as a full-time professional painter since. He has exhibited his work since 1980 including solo or shared shows across the north of England and has received awards in numerous competitions. 

His work is figurative, emerging from commonplace events.  He favours using his own photographs as a source, in a process of dismantling and rebuilding, often with the incorporation of new images, to explore his connection with the subjects.

He uses a variety of media, mainly oils, but drawing informs everything that he does, and visual remnants of under-drawing and early brushstrokes have become an integral part, adding perspective and strengthening focus while emphasising the craft and, in some cases, the transience of the work.

Visitors are welcome at £5.00 per head.

Acrylic workshop with Geoff Hewitt: Thursday 10th March 2022

Geoff has agreed to facilitate a figurative workshop, using acrylics, which will take place from 10.00am until 4.00pm in the Salvation Army Community Hall in Park Road Hartlepool TS26 9HT. Coffee and tea will be provided but please bring your own lunch. The cost is £25.00. To reserve a place, please contact Liz Littlefair on 07774624350 or email lizlittlefair@hotmail.com.

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