Famous artist Norman Long teaches painting techniques to students at Windermere School


One of Britain’s leading contemporary artists enrolled in a school in the Lake District to lead a special course in legendary landscape painting.

Acclaimed artist Norman Long, a distinguished fellow of the Manchester Academy of Fine Arts (MAFA) – which dates back to 1859 and ranks LS Lowry among its illustrious alumni – taught outdoor painting techniques to students at Windermere School . .

Organized by Matthew Titherington, the new owner of the Windermere Fine Art Gallery, Norman was also joined in Windermere by four other members of MAFA and the Royal Institute of Oil Painters; Steven Smith, Ian Layton, Michael Ashcroft and Christopher Slater, who painted nearby.

Claire Lester, Artistic Director at Windermere School, said: “We were delighted to welcome Norman to the school. The students enjoyed the session very much, especially working closely with the artist, and learned a lot about oil painting.

Norman commented: “It was great, after all the restrictions of the last few months, to be able to run a class in person and to have all the students outside on the school grounds, painting. ” outside “.

“I really enjoyed the session.

Painting “en plein air” is perhaps mainly associated with the Impressionists, outdoors with natural light and weathering, it owes a lot to two small inventions that artists now take for granted.

Owner Matthew has confirmed that part of the work will be on display at the Windermere Fine Art Gallery, which he recently took over with his wife Dawn.

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