Artist Alain Nichele will demonstrate on
21 May 2022 at 10.00 am

Alain Started drawing at around 5 years of age being fascinated with Disney Characters and learning to draw by copying them out of comic books. He studied graphic design at the Johannesburg College of art obtaining a higher diploma in 1983 and then went into the advertising field where he worked his way up to Creative Director of a major agency handling accounts such as FNB, Dulux Paints, Daewoo Motors, Milky Lane, Appletiser, Just Juice, Gold Fields and Samsung to name just a few.

In 1999 Alain opened up his own design studio which specialized in corporate identity design, three-dimensional display design as well as TV commercial direction. He later branched out into Interior design (Corporate and Residential) as well as landscape design. Among this he also designed and owner-built two residential homes. Alain hung up his advertising gloves in 2005 when the opportunity arose to buy Pearl Paints (Pty) Ltd – a paint manufacturing company in Edenvale which formerly belonged to his Father-in-law. He still runs and owns it today.

From 2005 to 2018 (a period of 13 years) Alain stopped all form of creative design and drawing concentrating on his new business and only picked up a brush again in 2018 where he attended a watercolour course with Grant Wood. This ignited his interest in watercolours and has been an avid fan since. He now paints and draws for pure pleasure pursuing his passion of graphite pencil drawing and his new found fascination with watercolours. Alain does not profess to be an expert in watercolours by any means but rather likes to explore how watercolours can suit his style and interpretation of art – breaking a lot of the watercolour rules along the way.

Alain will demonstrate his process in creating a scene of a rainy day in New York City, from his method of composition, drawing, paper and colour choice to his painting technique and application.

Please join us at the Paint and Palette Group at the Edenvale Community Centre (corner of Van Riebeeck Avenue and 2nd Street) 

Entrance fee is R100 for visitors and R30 for members.

09.30 to 10.00 – entry
10.00 to 11.00 – demonstration
11.00 to 11.15 – tea break
11.15 to 12.15 – continue with demo
12.30 to 15.30 – paint together session

We set ourselves up in a circle in the hall to paint. Each person will be  provided with a table. You will need to bring your own easel, materials, cool drinks/flask and packed lunch. You can either try what has just been demonstrated or carry on with what you are already busy with. (Brush or any other clean up and disposal of  any chemicals is strictly prohibited, so please remember to account for this in how you pack your materials)

It would be lovely if you can attend the whole day, but should you not be able to do so, then the end of the demonstration at 12.00 will provide a point for you to leave or to join in for the painting session. The cost will remain the same whether you stay the whole day or choose to join for just one half.

Annual subscriptions:
The subscription for this year R300. Please pay your subscription via EFT (reference your name) to facilitate a speedy entry. If this is not possible then the card facility will be available at the entrance. If you do pay via EFT, please bring your proof with you or sms it to me.
Banking details: Paint and Palette, Nedbank savings,
Branch code 192 505, Account 292 505 1553, 
Reference your full name please.

Should you have any queries please contact Danuta on 082 771 2240

Danuta and the committee.

The Paint and Palette Art Group is based in Edenvale, Johannesburg .

The main objective of the Paint and Palette Art Group is to promote fine arts as well as provide a venue where like-minded people can come together once a month to view art demonstrations presented by foremost professional artists.

As well as this, members have an opportunity to exhibit their works at the annual art exhibition.

Members also have access to:

  • A register of professional art tutors
  • Art materials at a reduced price
  • Information on art events and activities
  • A quarterly newsletter
  • A library of art books and magazines
  • A monthly art demonstration and social tea
  • Follow-up workshops

All this and more for the incredibly low membership of R300 per year!

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Upcoming Demonstrations for 2022

Date                          Artist                              Subject & Medium

15-01-2022        David Johnson Stormy Scene -Pastel
19-02-2022         Cathy Verheul – Floral  – In Oils
19-03-2022         Richardt Beyleveld – Landscape in Oils
23-04-2022         Ina Millman – Children in Gouache
21-05-2022         Alain Nichele – Street Scene -Watercolour
18-06-2022         Paula Birbeck – Aloes in Acrylic
16-07-2022         Nicky Thomson – Acrylic Pouring Technique
20-08-2022         TO BE ADVISED
17-09-2022         TO BE ADVISED
15-10-2022         TO BE ADVISED
19-11-2022         TO BE ADVISED

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