Sunday, April 1, 2012

MTAS Monthly Meeting & Demo 7.30pm 10th April

Macquarie Towns Arts Society are very excited to be featuring Greg Hansell as our April art demonstrator on Tuesday evening 10th April.

Greg Hansell FRAS is well known nationally acclaimed local artist & is a member of the Royal Art society of NSW. Greg's exquisite works depict history of Australian rural landscape and sheds.
He often paints old sheds, including close-ups of the corrugated iron, because he sees the history of a shed in every dent and mark. “I’m the second son of a farmer, so I didn’t get the farm, but I grew up with sheds,” he said. Hansell’s paintings of rural landscapes, sheds and farm related items are produced from his own hand made pastels.

Hansell is currently a fellow of the RAS NSW, a council member and director of the society’s art school. He has been a finalist more than 20 times in the Archibald and Wynne Prizes. Hansell lives in Windsor. Not surprisingly, his studio is an old shed, a former hayshed which dates back to the 1890s.
“Some people suggested I tear it down so I could get a view of the river, but it makes a wonderful studio,” he said.

Macquarie Towns Art Society has been active in the Hawkesbury area for many years. New memberships with the society are always welcome.  For further details please contact Narelle on 4565 9222.

Our art demonstration meetings are becoming more & more popular! Everyone is welcome to join us for a very special evening with Greg demonstrating as well as a great opportunity to enjoy networking with like-minded art enthusiasts of all ages.

7.30pm Tuesday 10th April 2012 at the Stan Stevens Studio, Windsor Library, Deerubbin Centre, George St, Windsor (Please arrange to park outside of Library due to carpark early closure)

Entry $5 MTAS members and visitors (includes supper).  Enquiries Narelle ph 4565 9222.

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