Margie will demonstrate, using the grisaille method in oils, painting a simple still life concentrating on achieving a sense of light and dark. It takes her many hours to complete a work but in the short time we have she should give insight into this simple way of getting the process started with minimum stress and dread of the tyranny of the white canvas!
Margie looks forward to meeting you all and giving us insight into her world of art.
Background on Margie Johnson:
It was a natural choice for Margie to pursue an art career after having grown up in an art filled family. Having studied graphic design during the pre-computer days she worked in the advertising world. After her children were born she opened a pottery school teaching children. Some years later she attended art classes in pastel, watercolour and oils and found her passion in life!
For the past 20 years she has taught art to adults in her beautiful Victorian studios in Observatory. To her great pride, many of her students have become well-known to many of you. Her aim is to bring out each individual character’s natural bent without creating clones of herself.
Margie's work has been exhibited in many group and solo exhibitions both in South Africa, England and USA. Her work is found in happy homes all over the world. She has been published in several books and magazines, given radio talks, demos and lectures to art societies.
A highlight in her career was to have been given a 2 month residency at the Cite Des Arte in Paris, she was chosen by SASA and generously paid for through SANAVA . Here she was privileged to meet artists in all fields from all over the world and steep herself in the magical art world of “gay Paree”! A “once in a lifetime” experience.
Phone no for classes 0828551309. Email margiejart@gmail .com