Saturday, August 28, 2010

Winner of the Complete Framing Voucher & Art Demo @Fix8 by Stephen Mann.

Art Demonstration by Stephen Mann on the 24th of July 2010:

Thank you to those who attended the Stephen Mann art demonstration at the Fix8 Gallery. Stephen demonstrated in water colour and acrylic. The group learnt many tips and tricks that Stephen has learnt from a lifetime of painting on the Northern Beaches.

Congratulations to Anne Heath, winner of the $250 voucher to go towards framing from our Exhibition Sponsor Complete Framing.

Voucher courtesy of: Greg & Kelly Gillespie, Complete Framing
Studio address: Studio 4, 410 Pittwater Road, North Manly

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Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Exhibition @ Fix8 Gallery

Stephen Mann held an Exhibition of his art at Fix8 Galleries at 55 Harbord Road, Freshwater. Thank you to our sponsors Complete Framing and KWV Wines.

Thank you to all who attended.

Wine from KWV:
Thank you for the beautiful premier Western Cape wine for the opening night. For more info please go to:

Thank you to Complete Framing for sponsored vouchers to the lucky winner: $250 worth of framining.

The showcase of the exhibition was the Mona vale headland. This oil and pallet knife masterpiece has also been featured at RAW Studios in Dee Why. See below.

Stephen's 3.5 hour DVD The Complete Guide to Painting in Oils is available for purchase during the exhibition week.

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Sunday, July 4, 2010

Stephen Mann Exhibition @ Fix8 21st to 30th July 2010

Mona Vale Headland, Northern Beaches Sydney. 2000. Oil on canvas. 81.5 x 157.5cm

Stephen Mann
Manly to Palm Beach
in oils and watercolours

Stephen Mann exhibited at Fix8 on the 30th July 2010.

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Saturday, May 8, 2010

Outdoor landscape painting with Stephen Mann - Curl Curl 8 May 2010

Stephen Mann's art class at Curl Curl on the Northern beaches focused on the subject matter of water, rocks, waves, swimming pool, headland and people. The medium was in oils (or acrylic for those who preferred) using brush and pallet knife. It was a glorious day rendering the colours of the sky and water vivid shades of blue.

The attendees learnt many tips and tricks that Stephen has learnt over many years of outdoor landscape painting.

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Stephen Mann Art Class at Curl Curl on 8 May 2010

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Stephen Mann and Brush Art 4 Kids

Stephen Mann spent the day with a group of budding child artists at Brush Art 4 Kids, a branch of If u like ART, a great art studio in Manly run by Daphne Katos. The event was called: 'Paint with a Local Artist'. The subject matter was Shelly Beach.

Stephen began the class by using the white board to sketch out and explain the composition, balance and anatomy of the painting. Stephen then asked the children to mix mauve and white to create a lighter mauve colour and this was used to paint an outline on the canvas. One student asked why the mauve should be used. Stephen mentioned that this was because mauve mixes with every other colour. Stephen explained step by step how to do the sky, clouds, rocks, beach, water and people. The children used a range of paint brush sizes and learnt how to use complimentary colours and successfully create shadows in the correct direction depending on the source of the light.

The children were encouraged to ask questions and were invited to gather around Stephen's canvas to learn particular techniques.

The end results were quite amazing as you can see. Every child left with a beautiful, completed canvas and extremely proud parents.

Yours in Painting!

Contact:Daphne Katos
Art Director
If u like ART studio
Address:Shop 2, 200 Pittwater Road,
Manly NSW 2095
Phone:0409 569 483

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Stephen Mann on Location at Dee Why

Stephen Mann out on location at Dee Why

Stephen Mann is an award-winning artist located on the Northern Beaches. This is Stephen Mann out on location at Dee Why painting a beautiful beach scene on a glorious summer day. Stephen Mann is s gifted artist and instructor and has a passion for teaching all he has learnt. If you would like to join Stephen Mann on location, view the course schedule on

Stephen's work is displayed in several local galleries and his work is now available in print on canvas and on fine art paper.

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