The Arts Society Marina Alta February AGM and Presentation

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The Arts Society Marina Alta will hold its 2023 Annual General Meeting on 2nd February at Salones Canor Teulada. We are open to all members, and guests will be allowed to attend but not to participate. Immediately following will be our first presentation of the new season. Doors open at 09:30 for registration, the AGM beginning at 10:15, with the presentation beginning at 11:00am.

Coffee is available prior to the meeting for members and guests.

arts soc femalefocusonline feb23 2The Extraordinary Talents of John Singer Sargent by Brian Healey.

John Singer Sargent was an American expatriate artist, considered the "leading portrait painter of his generation" for his evocations of Edwardian-era luxury. He created roughly 900 oil paintings and more than 2,000 watercolours, as well as countless sketches and charcoal drawings.
Few artists can match the achievements of this American artist who trained in Paris and spent much of his life depicting the world of the Belle Époque, from leisurely days on the Grand Canal, to the society women of New York. His style is uniquely his own, impressionistic and realistic at once, flamboyant and spontaneous with a bravura and exactitude reminiscent of Velasquez and Van Dyck. Few can fail to be inspired by his exquisite handling of colour, tone and light, whether in oils or watercolour, landscape or portrait, his genius is universal.
Although American by birth, John Singer Sargent’s final resting place is the Brookwood Cemetery in Woking UK, with many other artists including Gustav Von Franck, Alfred William Hunt and Rebecca West.


Brian (pictured) is as an artist who is completely self-taught, but from a very artistic family background. To consolidate his interest in style and architecture he studied for a Diploma in Interior Design.
Formally, he was a senior modern languages teacher in an independent grammar school for many years, he also enjoyed a successful parallel career since the 1980s as a professional artist and interior designer.
Since 2006 Brian has been regularly appointed to a number of prestigious ocean and river cruise lines, either as resident artist, guest lecturer on art history or as destination speaker for more than forty countries. Most recently this work has successfully extended to art guiding through important towns and museums in France, Belgium, Holland and Spain.

For the benefit of all members, guests and visitors, we offer a glass of wine or soft drink at the end of the lecture to allow socialising with the group, Committee and the Speaker.

The sponsors for this presentation are Blevins Franks Wealth Management and Estate Agents Inmobres of Calpe.

For details of membership opportunities please contact Maggie at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. or for more information David at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

David Glover. Chair: The Arts Society Marina Alta.