Mike Bagshaw

Site Number: 115
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Cotswold Edge Studios
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Region: 
Evesham & Offenham
Artform: 
Drawing, Illustration, Painting

Harold Riley, a friend of L S Lowry, ran a class for kids from Salford and I was one of those kids. I went to art college, but didn’t quite fit the art scene at that time. So I trained to be a psychologist. I’m now retired.
From 2005 I got serious about art, joined a life-drawing group, a portrait circle, and started an urban sketchers’ group. My special passion is portraiture. I have taught portrait workshops at Malvern St James High School, and elsewhere do portrait demonstrations, tuition groups and commissions.
In portraiture, there’s a tension between visible brush strokes of definite colour and the character whose image emerges. For me it's about looking, and converting what I see into marks with paint, or any medium, to create an illusion of the reality of the person in front of me.
I read voraciously about art and artists. I’ve gained some ‘golden nuggets’ about techniques and ideas, and I feel good if I can pass these on.

Venue

Cotswold Edge Studios
Windy Lea, Bennetts Hill
Evesham
WR11 8RN
Directions: 
First entrance on the left as you travel up Bennetts Hill, just opposite the first 40mph sign.
Mobile: 
07798 717991
michaelbagshaw@yahoo.co.uk
Added extras: 
Card payments accepted, Commissions welcome, Demonstrations, Family Friendly, Glorious garden, Off the beaten track, Parking, Refreshments, Toilets, Workshops
Accessibility Level: 
Level 4 : Full access - all on one level with wide doorways and good lighting.
Working studio: 
yes

Opening Dates and Times

June-July 2021
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Times: 
11am-4pm

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