HOME icon GALLERIES EXHIBITIONS BLOG BIOGRAPHY SALES SHOP ART LINKS CONTACT

Blog

Thursday 12th May 2022   10:58 AM

Art demonstration

at Royston Arts Society
blog imageblog image

I am delighted to have been asked to do a demonstration to Royston Arts Society on Friday 13 May from 8-10pm.

The organiser, Mike, has been really wonderful and the planning has taken a long time. My paintings are very detailed and I use a lot of brushes designed for miniature painting, a lot of these are made by ProArte and come in tiny sizes such as 5/0. I do use larger brushes for the initial stages, painting the sky and background but when it comes to painting the leaves and flowers and other details out come the really tiny ones.

When I am painting the tiny detail, I have a brush for each colour to keep the colours fresh which means I carry 6 or 7 brushes in my left hand while I paint with another in my right hand.

All this detail would not be seen by an audience especially as I work on a flat surface as I need to keep my hand steady. So the Royston Arts committee got together and bought a camera and projector. I think that is amazing. Really looking forward to my demonstration.

The photos show details of two paintings I will be working on.

Thursday 21st April 2022   10:59 AM

Silent Auction

ResettleChesterton
blog imageblog image

I have donated a 2 hour art lesson for up to 3 people to raise funds to support a refugee family housed in Cambridge.

The silent auction takes place from 10am-1pm on Friday 29 April at St Andrew's Church Hall, Chesterton, Cambridge CB4 1DH. There will be a coffee morning with cakes, head and hand massages, and many items including a meal for 2 with wine, bird feeders, gardening equipment and a few paintings donated by local people and businesses to bid for.

More information at http://www.facebook.com/resettlechesterton

Wednesday 23rd February 2022   10:06 AM

Classes starting March 2022

Art classes restart after covid-19
blog imageblog image

Due to the pandemic I had to temporarily close my art classes. Now that cases are less and more people are vaccinated, I have decided to open one class to see whether people are happy to come along and paint in a small group.

I have arranged for a set of classes over 5 weeks starting on 9 March and finishing on 6 April just before the Easter holidays. If you would like to join the class please email me at maureenmace@hotmail.com or phone me on 01223 500909.

The classes take place in my studio and we work together around my big table. There will be a maximum of four students so you will get lots of support and encouragement. We mainly do drawing and painting in acrylic, my students have a big input into what we learn; sometimes learning techniques, sometimes working on a theme and sometimes just experimenting.

The course will cost £125 for the 5 sessions and I provide ALL the materials so you only need to turn up in some old clothes and we can change track whenever we feel like it: e.g. if someone asks how to paint shadows, we may stop and do an exercise to show how to do this.

The sessions will initially be on a Wednesday morning from 10am to 12.30pm in my studio at 309 Milton Road CB4 1XQ. If you would like to visit before making up your mind and I would love to meet you and show you what we do.

I put all the work made by my students on: https://www.facebook.com/cambridgeartclass

Wednesday 9th February 2022   10:13 AM

Newmarket Open Exhibition

at the National Racing Museum
blog imageblog image

Sometimes I am more than delighted, in fact I am really chuffed to have TWO paintings in the very first Newmarket Open in the very prestigious National Horse Racing Museum.

What is an 'Open' exhibition? It is when artists are invited to submit week and are chosen from a huge amount of work submitted from lots of other artists - which is why I am so pleased. This is the first time the museum has done this.

The paintings have been delivered, the organisers have hung them and on Friday 11 February there will be a Private View. Tickets are available here: https://www.nhrm.co.uk/event/newmarket-open

The exhibition opens to the public between 10am to 4pm on 12 February and closes on 24 April. Really looking forward to visiting, looking at the artworks and especially talking about my work during the Private View.

Maureen

About image

Painter living in Cambridge. Mixes fantasy and realism and loves medieval art and it's detail.

Blog Archive

* 2022
* May
* Art demonstration
* April
* Silent Auction
* February
* Classes starting March 2022
* Newmarket Open Exhibition
* 2021
* Making a Tezlip pattern
* Winter Open Studio
* Winter Open Studio
* Mill Road Winter Fair
* Cambridge Drawing Society exhibition - October 23 - 30 2021
* A talk about my Lockdown Sketches
* The Rest House, Bournville
* Taking part in Birmingham Open Studios
* Art in a changing room!
* Life drawing at the Tithe Barn, Landbeach
* Sketching in the garden
* Cambridge Open Studios
* Art Exhibition at the Tithe Barn, Landbeach
* A haircut
* My very first book
* Still sketching
* Cambridge Drawing Society Exhibition
* Art Exhibition at the Tithe Barn
* Update about my Lockdown Sketches
* My Lockdown
* 2020
* SEAW exhibition
* Urban Sketchers are back
* Summer Exhibition
* Cambridge Open Windows
* Paintings off to Byard Art
* Sketching with my students
* Cambridge Open Windows
* Drawing what I see
* 20 x 20 exhibition at Byard Art
* Cambridge Art Classes
* Coronavius and my art classes
* Coronavirus
* Sketching the Market
* 30 day sketchbook challenge
* 2019
* Winter Open Studio
* Christmas Cracker Exhibition
* Birmingham Open Studios
* Cake Tree
* Space pictures
* Getting ready for Cambridge Open Studios
* Sketching in the garden
* Sketching with Cambridge Urban Sketchers
* Drawing during 'The Silence of Time' exhibition
* Along your Street exhibition
* Packing the paintings
* Basoka dreams / Dreams in the forest
* Cows at Trinity
* Cambridge Art Classes
* Cambridge Drawing Society
* Urban Sketchers in Eddington
* Messing around with watercolours
* Pyjamas
* Commissioned Painting
* Commissioned painting
* Cambridge Urban Sketchers
* Three paintings on the go
* Part 3 of my 30 day sketch challenge
* Another ten photos for the 30 Day Sketchbook Challenge 2019
* Sketch a day challenge
* January in Byard Art
* New Year, New resolution
* 2018
* It's almost Christmas
* Look what's in the window!
* Christmas Cracker exhibition
* Winter Open Studios
* Winter Open Studio
* Urban Sketching
* Christmas Cracker
* Talk/Demonstration at Ely Art Society
* Friday morning Art Classes
* Sketching with my students
* Exhibiting at Addenbrookes
* Painting on a wet day
* Cambridge Antiques Centre
* A customer hangs her painting
* Two more mini paintings
* Drawing at the Museum of Classical Archaeology
* Urban Sketchers
* Painting some mini pictures for an upcoming exhibition
* Ely Art Society demonstration
* Painting Kings and Cows
* Painting Kings and Cows
* Painting Kings and Cows
* World elephant day
* Visiting Addenbookes
* In the basement at Byard Art
* Thank you to everyone who came to visit my Open Studio
* Drawing at the Botanic Gardens
* Open Studios have started
* July means Cambridge Open Studios
* Sold at Byard Art
* Edible drawings!
* First Sketch to completed painting
* Zoology Museum visit
* Paintings in the window
* Paintings at Byard Art
* My studio and garden
* Urban Sketchers at Novi
* May Drawing challenge
* Byard Art
* Sketching at the Parker Library
* Drawing at Queens College
* 2017
* New painting
* Winter Open Studio
* Cambridge Drawing Society Exhibition
* Cambridge Busker
* Cambridge Urban Sketchers
* Cambridge Open Studios
* Cambridge Art Book
* Haddenham Gallery
* Drawing at the Parker Library
* Teaching Art
* Observational Drawing
* 2016
* Winter Open Studios
* Winter Open Studio
* Lost Crusaders
* Drawing at the Parker Library
* Cambridge Open Studio
* Cambridge Open Studios
* Curiosity Gallery, St Ives, Cambridgeshire
* Running with Brushes
* Cat on a Mat
* Winter Open Studio
* Cambridge Drawing Society
* Mixed Media Workshop
* Cambridge Art Classes
* Pop up shop
* Cambridge Drawing Society at Addenbrookes
* Busy Painting
* Cambridge Drawing Society Exhibition
* Samovar Tea House and Gallery
* 2015
* Pop Up Market Place
* Etsy Handmade Fair
* 2014
* Cambridge Christmas cards available
* Cambridge Open Studios
* Strawberry Fair
* Cambridge Open Studios 2014
* Clavering Easter Art Show
* Cows, Bowers and Towers
* 2013
* My Shop on Etsy
* Prints
* Potentials
* Cambridge Art Classes
* Silvanite Woods
* Tree of Knowledge
* Cambridge Open Studios 2013
* New exhibition at Williams Art
* Art on The Hill
* Cow Prints at St Ives
* 2012
* Christmas Gift and Craft Fair
* Art Classes in Cambridge
* Cambridge Open Studios 2012
* 2010
* Moos & Blues
 

Copyright ©2022 Maureen Mace, all rights reserved.      Website by Slawko