Drawing and Painting Workshop with Dave Groom

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3-Day Landscape Painting Workshop with Dave Groom

This workshop is aimed at people of all levels. The idea of the workshop is to focus on the natural landscape and learn to see it in your own artistic way. Dave Groom has conducted several drawing and painting workshops and will guide you with techniques and ways to approach and construct you works of art. Choose to paint in the studio environment or 'plein air' as there is plenty of subject matter right outside the studio door.

Dave Groom is a professional landscape artist who has been painting for over 20 years. His work primarily focusses on the landscape that surrounds his studio on the edge of Lamington National Park. He works in graphite, charcoal, pastel and oils, all of which he is happy to teach you techniques for.

Dates: Friday 15 to Sunday 17 April 2016 / 9:30am – 4:30pm daily

Venue: Dave Groom Gallery. 671 Binna Burra Rd, Beechmont (on the edge of Lamington National Park)

Workshop includes:

  • 3 days of tuition and guidance from landscape artist Dave Groom
  • Use of professional artist studio which has ample space to create your work. (There are chairs, tables and wall space to support or hang work for creating and viewing, as well as practical tools used in the studio environment)
  • Lunch and afternoon tea daily 

What to bring:

  • All art supplies (choose to work with graphite, charcoal, chalk pastel, oil paints, or a combination)
  • Easel (if this is your preferred method of working)
  • A suggested art materials list can be provided 

Cost: $270 per person

Accommodation not included but is available nearby at Binna Burra Lodge or Alcheringa Guest House.

Minimum number participants – 5
Maximum number participants- 12 

For further information and to book the workshop, contact Dave or phone 0434036975.


New Exhibition at Graydon Gallery

Dave will have his next solo exhibition at Graydon Gallery in New Farm, Brisbane December 2015. The show will run from the 8th to 20th of December. It will feature Dave's latest drawings and paintings, which will reflect on some of his favourite landscapes in Lamington National Park, which celebrates its 100th anniversary this year. A full gallery of the works will appear on this website later in the year. If you would like to be included on Dave's mailing list, so that you receive an online invitation and link to the online gallery for the next show, please contact Dave.

New Work at Marks and Gardner Gallery

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View all the latest pastels and paintings from Dave's latest solo exhibition, 'Trees of the Forest' in the Works section of this website now. The show opened at Marks and Gardner Gallery Friday 19th September. It features pastels and oil paintings of the different forests that surround Dave at his studio on Beechmont.
"One of the interesting things about the landscape around my studio is that the forests vary dramatically between open eucalypt forest and rainforest. This is mainly to do with changes in the soil types, rather than difference in rainfall. The forest around the studio is open eucalypt, but only a short drive away, I can walk into Lamington National Park and be surrounded by the misty rainforests, that are home to trees such as the Antarctic Beech, which are thousands of years old."
These ancient trees were inspiration for some of the new work, which began with a series of pastels. "Once I had completed a number of pastel drawings, I used these as study works for larger paintings. This series of work is very much about the colours and textures of the different forest types. The time of year also influenced the work, especially the open forest pieces, which feature the colours and tones of winter."
Trees of the Forest continues until 19 October. Marks and Gardner Gallery is located at 69 Main Western Rd, North Tamborine and is open Wednesdays to Sundays (9am to 4pm). ph 07 5545 4992
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