Artists wowed by painting masterclass

Wed, 20 Sep 2017

Our A Level  students were mesmerised by the live alla prima portrait painting demonstration at The Welsh Academy of Art by the talented artist Teresa Oaxaca. This was the first time in Wales for the Washington D.C. based painter whose work can be viewed throughout the US and internationally. She told the boys how she started painting at 15 years old and at 17 had made enough money to study in a painting academy in Florence for four years. We were all amazed at the likeness and speed with which she painted Bertie, the model and she emphasised the importance of working hard and focusing on getting really good at one thing.