Koekkoek House Exhibition in Cleves, Germany

painting by Rainer Hillebrand alias Pat Harrison

Group of Trees – after B.C.Koekkoek

On May 28 there will be an exhibition and demonstration of the old master´s techniques at the Koekkoek House in Cleves. Similar to last year´s event the Koekkoek artist Peter Kempf and myself will be painting at the museum envisaging 19th century landscapes.

Both Peter and I have studied his works and have developed our individual styles to interpret the master. While Peter Kempf concentrates on oil paintings I paint in acrylics.

In contrast to the large original canvases our reproductions are affordable miniatures which visitors will be able to buy. Peter will also bring some of his large-scale paintings.

This year the museum also presents works of one of B.C.Koekkoek´s contemporaries, Johannes Warnardus Bilders (Utrecht 1811-1890 Oosterbeek).

Come and visit the Koekkoek Museum exhibition of the old masters and watch us interpret their art.

Gardening fans will be able to enjoy an additional attraction as the museum´s garden will be open to visitors together with many other famous private gardens in Cleves.
(opening times: House and Garden 11 am till 5 pm, reduced entrance fees incl. exhibition and painting demonstration). The Koekkoek House Cafeteria will also be open on the day.

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The pictures above give you an impression of the show last year. You will find more of my paintings when you click here. For an enlarged view please click on the photo. Similar originals and limited edition prints are available upon enquiry.

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Witten House – Acrylic Painting

painting by Pat Harrison aka Rainer Hillebrand

Community Centre

The painting shows an ancient ruins which has been converted to become a community centre in Dagenham´s twin town of Witten in Germany.

This famous building is the venue for numerous different events. It acts as a concert hall, a conference room, a cinema, and registry office.

The painting in acrylics on wood size 30x40cm shows the house as seen from the main road.

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Valence House Exhibition

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The invitations to the grand opening of my exhibition at Valence House Museum in Greater London have been posted. Yesterday I received the good news that the Mayor of Barking & Dagenham, Councillor Eileen S Keller will honour us with her presence.

More than 20 invited guests will be attending and I am really looking forward to the event. It will be a wonderful opportunity to tell everybody how the people of Dagenham and their now twin town Witten in Germany got together after a terrible war and even became friends.

The world would be a better place if it wasn´t for the avarice and ambition of statesmen who drive their nations to think that a war will solve a problem.

The pictures on the left show two of my paintings which will be on show at the exhibition. You will find more of my paintings when you click here. For an enlarged view please click on the photo. Similar originals and limited edition prints are available upon enquiry.

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How to compose a landscape painting – Video No.236


This 28 minute video by Andrew Tischler shows us how to compose a landscape painting. Andrew takes us to beautiful New Zealand. He uses pencil sketches to decide on the composition based on real life footage of the scenery. He then goes on to explain the painting process giving us a run down of the colours he uses as he goes along.

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First of Five Exhibitions starts this week

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Torre Abbey marks the 50th anniversary of Torbay Guild of Artists

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After my successful demonstration at a local shopping centre in April I am now looking forward to the first of five exhibitions lined up for April and May.

This one is with the Torbay Guild of Artists and is being staged at Torre Abbey in Torquay, Devon, England. It marks the 50th anniversary of the guild. Here is a link to their facebook page.

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Five Exhibitions this April and May

Torre Abbey side entrance3

Torre Abbey marks the 50th anniversary of Torbay Guild of Artists

After my demonstration at a local shopping centre in April I have got five exhibitions lined up for April and May.

The first one will be with the Torbay Guild of Artists to be staged at Torre Abbey in Torquay, Devon, England.

 

St Anne’s Hall – Babbacombe

The second one will be the Devon Art Society´s Spring exhibition at St.Anne´s Hall Babbacombe, Torquay, England.

 

Vonderort Community Centre, Oberhausen

 

 

 

 

The third one is the NAROMA Art Club´s annual exhibition at Vonderort, Oberhausen, Germany.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Valence House Museum, Greater London

The forth one is my solo exhibition at Valence House Museum, Greater London, England

 

 

 

 

 

photo by Pat Harrison

Koekkoek Museum at Cleves

The last one for May will be a demonstration and show at the prestigious Koekkoek Museum in Cleves, Germany.

Preperations have kept me busy for the past 9 months. So I am really looking forward to these events.

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Painting at a Shopping Centre before Easter

painted by Pat Harrison alias Rainer Hillebrand

painting of a shopping centre

the art of Pat Harrison

exhibition table

It has now become a tradition for me to exhibit and paint at our local shopping centre. It is a two-day event in my annual diary for the weeks running up to both Easter and Christmas.

The photos show my painting of the shopping mall and last year´s display.

I shall be painting seasonal landscapes and landscapes on easter eggs. A number of finished paintings, limited edition prints and postcards will be for sale. Visitors often stop to talk to me so it will be another enjoyable experience.

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How to improve your watercolour paintings – Video No.235


In this 13 minute video Angela Fehr shows you how to improve your watercolours. Angela demonstrates and talks about 6 common mistakes and how to fix them.

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Art Masterclasses in Spain with Professor Charles Harris

artist Charles HarrisArt masterclasses in Spain with Professor Charles Harris. For more information click here.
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Berger Memorial – Acrylic Painting

painting by Pat Harrison aka Rainer Hillebrand

Berger Memorial

The painting shows the Berger Memorial which has been erected in honour of a 19th century industrialist and parliamentarian. It is situated in Dagenham´s twin town of Witten in Germany.

The painting in acrylics on wood size 30x40cm shows the memorial and the surrounding woodlands.

You will find more of my paintings when you click here. For an enlarged view please click on the photo. Similar originals and limited edition prints are available upon enquiry.

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