Our first Gallery Quality Painting class

We held our first Gallery Quality Painting session on the weekend and it was a roaring success!

We glazed the painting - twice and achieved very vibrant results as you can see.

Student paintings: Monet: Water Lilies with Weeping Willows, 1916
Student paintings of Monet: Water Lilies with Weeping Willows, 1916.

We also used impasto to get textured and reflective edges on the waterlilies.

Our inspirational soundtrack for the day was:

Baroque Vivaldi: Il Quatro Stagioni (The Four Seasons), performed by Nigel Kennedy.
Here is myself playing Vivaldi: Autumn with my string quartet.
Classical Haydn: Symphony No.1 in D Major, Symphony No.2 in C Major
Romantic Tchaikovsky: Excerpts from "The Nutcracker"
Impressionist Maurice Ravel: Rhapsodie Espagnol (Prelude a la nuit, Malaguena, Habanera, Feria)
La Valse
Pavane pour une Infante Defunte
Soundtrack John Williams: Raiders of the Lost Ark, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, E.T., Jurassic Park, Schindler's List, Saving Private Ryan (Hymn), A.I., Minority Report, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.

Epicurean delights featured some very special chocolate biscuit treats!

So - Monet - chocolate and Ravel... what a perfect recipe!

Thank you to Loretta, YinYue, Melissa and Josephine for making it such a fun day!

Book a Gallery Quality Painting session!

Gallery Quality Painting

If I have assessed you as suitable (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.), you can buy a lesson package and book yourself into any Gallery Quality Painting (GQP) session.

Student works in the Gallery Quality Painting course.   Student works in the Gallery Quality Painting course.
Student works from the GQP program.

Learn "on the job" as I coach you through the processes used by the great artists and complete a Gallery Quality Painting in each session. .

  • Boutique classes = Intensive and personalised coaching.
  • Develop your confidence as an artist
  • Use professional processes and methods.
  • Complete 1 painting per session.
  • Professional Studio Environment.
  • Use professional materials.
  • Learn ALL the tricks of the trade.
  • Develop a huge repertoire, quickly.

Get ready to create paintings that will amaze you!

Vermeer: Girl with a Pearl Earring, 1665
I create teaching aids specific to each session.
Tone | Original image | Colour analysis and matching reference.

OK, you've painted a Van Gogh or Monet under my supervision. You know the drill now:

  1. My 4 step process
  2. Chevreaux Colour System
  3. Basic brush strokes

Now... we will take all of your new paintings to "gallery quality"!

Gallery quality
Gallery quality

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Are you a time-poor professional who would really like to find the time to paint? If so, you've come to the right place!

I have developed the world's most accelerated art education method to help you become the painter you want to be. How good is it? Read some testimonials.

How to book:

  1. Interest: Check your interest and curiosity level.
  2. Audition: Choose a session time from either:
    1. Van Gogh: Starry Night or
    2. Monet: Japanese Bridge No.2, 1899
      subject to availability.

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  • Session date
  • Groupon voucher security code - or - Lux/Cudo/Living Social voucher code
  • EACH attendee's:
    1. Full name
    2. email address
    3. mobile number

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During your first session I will assess your:

  • Curiosity about Art.
  • Problem solving skills.
  • Ability to learn.
  • Compatibility with the dynamics of a small class.
  • If accepted, you will be offered the opportunity to join a select group of art enthusiasts in our Gallery Quality Painting program.

    Van Gogh: Starry Night (Your intro to the Inglis Art Method)
    Van Gogh: Starry Night - Find session times

    Monet: Japanese Bridge no.2, 1899 (Your intro to the Inglis Art Method)
    Monet: Japanese bridge no.2, 1899 - Find session times

    Testimonials (click to read)

    Beginners with their Van Gogh, painted in just one session at Inglis Academy Beginners with their Monet, painted in just one session at Inglis Academy

    " If it is humanly possible and corresponds to human nature, know that it is attainable by you as well."
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