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Peter Keegan is a professional artist living and working in Buckinghamshire, UK, specialising in portraiture. Trained at Cardiff School of Art and working in oils, Peter follows traditional techniques but uses them in a way to depict the people and scenes he meets in a modern and original style. Peter paints and exhibits portraits, figure paintings, local landscape and floral scenes inspired by his studio surroundings at the National Trust’s Claydon House & Estate.
Peter is also the director of The Courtyard Art Studio, a bespoke working art studio, based at Claydon Estate, that hosts a wide range of art courses, workshops and weekly classes, led by highly experienced and professional art tutors. Peter's painting and drawing courses all take place at the studio alongside running highly popular art demonstrations and workshops for art groups and societies across the UK. Peter's available to lead the following demonstrations and workshops;
Portrait Painting in Oils: Peter will paint a head-and-shoulders portrait, sharing his tips and suggestions on capturing a sitter using in a realistic way.
Expressive Portrait Painting in Oils: Peter will paint a head-and-shoulders portrait using a more expressive and dynamic approach to mark making and use of colour.
Portrait Drawing in Charcoal: Peter will draw a head-and-shoulders portrait, sharing his tips and suggestions on capturing a sitter using charcoal.
Portrait Painting with a limited pallette in oils.
Landscape in Oils or Acrylics: Peter will paint at least two different landscapes during this demonstration/workshop.
Impressionist Painting in Oils or Acrylics: Peter will explain, through a full demonstrated painting, how artists such as Monet and the other Impressionists produced their signature style, colour palette and techniques in their paintings. Suitable as both a demonstration or workshop.
Garden/Flowers Scene in Acrylics: Peter will paint a beautiful garden or flower scene based from a scene at his studio at Claydon Estate during this demonstration/workshop.
Figures in Oils: Peter will paint a scene such as a market, cafe or seaside where the main aspect of the painting will be people and figures.
Art Critique / Art Clinic: This is a chance to bring your own work in and have positive, constructive feedback and guidance on how to develop your work further. If run as a workshop, students can carry on with their own projects with Peter assisting where needed. Suitable for all painting and drawing medias.
Based in Bucks Peter is happy to travel to Oxfordshire, the Cotswold's, Northants and the home counties.
For more examples of my painting please visit my website www.peterkeegan.co.uk