My Petts Wood Art Classes are for all abilities, and focus on colour theory and impressionistic painting techniques. Beginners are most welcome, and I bring (some) materials, so you can just come as you are.
I also accept commisions, and offer two distinct styles for treating my subject: brushwork (see the Summer Poplars from my Woods, Lakes and Boats series in the center of the image below) or palette knife, as seen throughout my London Waterways series. I also enjoy painting indoor scenes: see my Countryside series. You can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org, me at +447545685444, or drop me a message here.
I have been recently exploring the London Waterways as they literally reflect the many facets of London life: narrowboats, locks and canals, bridges and low tide scenes in the Thames riverbed. See my London Waterways page for a full selection of my paintings on this subject. Keep checking back, I add new ones as they're being made: my family loves exploring the liquid side of London, and each stroll along the Thames or Regents Canal results in a new artwork. I send a newsletter, monthly at most, of my latest artworks, projects and special offers: [link_popup id='386' link_text='Click here to sign up' name='Sign up for new art updates']
Originals & Reproductions
Having seen gorgeous originals in museums and their poor copies sold in the museum shop I used to be a bit apprehensive about prints, but they can be done well, and I am proud to offer high-end, limited edition products for sale at an affordable price. Below is an example of my original painting "Camden Lock" from the London Waterways series, and its framed reproduction. Unless you hang the full size original right next to it, no one will know. Well, I hung them opposite and still they didn't...
People keep asking me if the framed one is an original painting. Their jaw drops when I point at the (yet unframed) painting hanging opposite. For this I am grateful for the services of a highly skilled designer at www.photo-fantastic-restorations.co.uk. Phil spares neither time nor ink in order to make prints that look identical to the original paintings. He takes professional photos and digitally fixes them till all the colours are just as I painted them, keeping one eye on my work and the other on the screen. After all that careful work he prints the pictures with bucketloads of the highest quality non-fading ink on a special, textured Hahnemuehle paper.
All images © 2014 Zsuzsanna Pataki. All rights reserved.