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Francis Bowyer Painting Course

18th May 2022 / 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Come and paint the day away in a beautiful Suffolk garden with Francis Bowyer.

We are delighted that Francis will be running a day’s painting course here in the garden at Far From the Madding Crowd.

Born in London Francis has studied at St. Martins School of Art and Chelsea School of Art in London. He has taught drawing and painting part time at all levels up to post-graduate and is currently teaching at the Royal Academy Schools.

Elected as an associate to the Royal Watercolour Society in 1986, he became a full member in 1991 and served as President of the Society 2000-03. He was elected to the New English Art Club in 1992.

Francis regularly exhibits at the Royal Watercolour Society, the New English Art Club and with the Small Paintings Group. He has been featured artist at the R.W.S. in 1991. Awards include W.H.Patterson Fine Arts Award. The Arts Club Prize at the 226th Royal Academy Summer Exhibition. Francis has been an invited artist to the Discerning Eye Exhibition.

His paintings of the children on the beach at Walberswick, Suffolk and interiors of Parisian restaurants, and more recently his atmospheric studies of his studio interior create a lively vibrancy that has enchanted the public and buyers at each exhibition.

His work is held in the Royal Collection and H.R.H. The Prince of Wales Collection. He lives between West London and Walberswick in Suffolk.

The course will begin at 10am and finish at 5pm.

You will spend the day painting in and around the established garden and cutting garden breaking for a light lunch at 1pm. Please do let us know of any dietary requirements that you may have. You will resume at 2pm until 4.30pm when Francis will then critique each person’s work.

If for some reason the weather is particularly bad on the day we will set up in the converted stables.

**Course requirement – please bring all your own paints/brushes/easels and paper and any other material you may want to use.**

Spaces are limited so please book early. The course will be held at Far From The Madding Crowd in the village of Leavenheath, CO6 4PU. We will be in touch nearer the time with the exact location and any further information. Tickets are non-refundable.