Karl is an artist who works and lives in Portsmouth, his work is focused on the people and community of the city through portraiture.
His work has been exhibited at the National Portrait Gallery, London, Southampton City Art Gallery and Dean Gallery of the National Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh as part of the BP Awards, also the Royal Academy and Royal Society of Marine Artists.
His work resides in public collections including the Royal Navy and Portsmouth City Museum.
"I applied to join this course with uncertainty as I was almost a total beginner in the art of drawing and painting. Over the course of the two days Karl spent time explaining step by step the whole process but also allowing you to experiment . I would never have imagined that I could have completed a portrait of my partner which was so like her.
I thoroughly enjoyed the 2 days and will definitely return for another weekend .
Thank you Karl"
"Really enjoyed the two days - only 3 'pupils' (it takes place in Karls studio) so lot of one-to-one guidance. Karl is also painting one of his own portraits from scratch so you can really see what he is reaching in action. Lovely atmosphere. Would do another workshop with him and recommend it."
"I really enjoyed spending a couple of days in the studio learning oil painting techniques with Karl. I had never used oils before so was a little apprehensive but Karl was extremely patient and calm, which made me feel relaxed enough to experiment. He explained how to use oil paints, the techniques he uses and how to mix colours. It was so helpful to see how he paints by watching his demonstrations. This workshop has given me the confidence to give oil painting a go at home and I would highly recommend it."