Spencer Meagher: Expressive Brushstrokes in Acrylic Painting : 2 Day Workshop: August 2nd & 3rd


Spencer Meagher: Expressive Brushstrokes in Acrylic Painting : 2 Day Workshop: August 2nd & 3rd


August 2 & 3
Friday & Saturday
9:30 am-4:30 pm

Spend a couple of fun days exploring the unique attributes of acrylic. Vibrant colors. Rich textures. Expressive brushwork. All are easily achieved in acrylic. Throughout the workshop we will discuss composition and design and the role they play in a successful painting. 

Below is an abbreviated agenda of both days.

Day 1 of this workshop students will work from provided reference material  Spencer will demonstrate his approach to designing, developing and following through to the finished painting. Afterwards students will then be unleashed to implement what they have learned while Spencer circulates among them assisting any that have questions. 

Day 2 begins with with a recap of the previous day. If beneficial, Spencer will do a brief demo to solidify students understanding, followed by time for students to put final touches on Day 1's painting. Then students will create their own painting working from their personal photos. These need to be landscape images, in keeping with the theme of the workshop. This is a great time to break out any vacation photos you've been thinking about painting.

This class is appropriate for all skill levels. You will love this workshop as you experience the vibrancy of this medium.  


Artist Statement

"Deep within my spirit lies a need to express myself that can only be realized through my art. My paintings are a realistic glimpse into how I view the world around me. I tend to avoid the details and let the color and value tell the story."


Spencer Meagher first discovered his love for art as a young child. He found he was able to express himself through drawing and painting. He refined his skills over many decades with practice and dedication. As an adult, he has attended many workshops to gain a better understanding of his craft. Spencer now paints full time and travels all over the country attending competitions and shows, as well as, teaching workshops. Spencer is a Plein Air and studio artist who works in watercolor, oil and acrylic. When he is not traveling he works out of his studio in Mt. Vernon, IL.

 Spencer’s work has taken tops awards in art competitions around the country, and has been exhibited in many notable galleries. His paintings have been featured in publications such as, Plein Air Magazine and Plein Air Today. He has also been mentioned in numerous online articles.

Spencer has studied with renowned artists Alvaro Castagnet, Graham Berry, John P.Lasater IV, Joseph Fettingis, Lon Brauer, M. Shawn Cornell and Sterling Edwards.

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