Midge ACE

Cheshire based Artist & Art/Craft tutor. Open to demos, commissions & project work. ECRB checked. Website: http://artjournals.co.uk Cheshire based professional Artist, Art & Craft tutor & Designer.

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Midge is a multi & mixed media artist specialising in pastel, acrylic & oil landscapes, seascapes & figurative work. Provides art tuition to all ages and at all levels including life drawing, portraits, painting & mixed media. Also accepts art group demonstrations, contract work, community art projects & art commissions. Please contact me with details at [email protected] or check out my website at www.artjournals.co.uk for my latest workshops that are run throughout the year.

Operating as usual

At the beginning of August made my first online sale through Artfinder. Used Collect+ as the courier and now painting has gone missing from their depot in Stoke. Not impressed. Confirmed on 02/09/2020 painting has been lost by Collect+ and no compensation for the lost work. Unbelievable that they couldn't handle a simple delivery from Middlewich to Leeds. If it weren't for COVID-19 I would have delivered it myself. Don't ever use Collect+ as their service is c**p.

This weeks Uni research into mapping colour to 3 dimensional categorisations of music

For those that know me I love colour so been trialling out colour mixing with a basic set of Golden heavy body paints this week ... 320 colours and counting. #goldenpaints

[03/18/20]   It is with a sad heart that I have to announce the cancellation of all my art classes until after Easter. I am well but many of my students are in the vulnerable group. Hoping everyone keeps safe and well out there. Will get back to you all after Easter to reassess the situation. Much love and many thanks to you all. Hopefully see you all again soon x

Snapshot of seascape oil painting demo with Warrington Art Group last week. Reference photo from my trip to Tenerife in 2018. Looking forward to finishing it off for exhibition later this year.

It is a real pleasure to see this series of calligraphic ink drawings and other mixed media works finally framed and exhibited alongside sculptures by 3d artist J. C. Louden. Exhibition runs till 29th March in Gallery 3 at Castle Park Arts Centre in Frodsham.

A new art class to start 2020 coming up in March. To book your place now - see http://portfolio.artjournals.co.uk/art-class-spring-2020/

Have to say totally impressed with the pastel tree paintings by Yr2 (6-7 yr olds) at Over Hall primary school in Winsford over past two weeks who completed 6 large paintings of trees in their environment depicting different seasons. Have had so much fun working with them.

Get 66 IT Engineers in a creative painting workshop and this is what you get. Was a fab workshop last week at Wychwood Hotel in Crewe. Seems left brain can be creative too:-)

Looking forward to opening night on Friday. Hope some of you can make it

8th Nov to 21st Dec
Open Evening Fri 8th Nov 7-9pm. All Welcome

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Finishing touches completed on these two all framed and ready for the Castle Park Annual Open Exhibition next week. Took two attempts to go collect from farmers due to flooding of roads. #pastel #painting

Another day, another painting. This time demonstrating acrylic and pastel seascapes (60 cm sq) for Sandbach Art Group. Such a lovely group and feeling honoured to be asked to do another demo for them. Painting is still a work in progress, hope to finish it soon.

Had a fab afternoon with Davenham Art Group demonstrating acrylic and pastel 60x60 cm landscape painting. Still some bits to finish off on this one but not bad for a two hour demo.

Another little handmade A5 art journal finished this week with a mixed media cover.

Completed finishing touches to this handmade art journal all ready for my artist residency in India next year. Really excited to get the opportunity to visit my mother's country for the first time, so looking forward to it.

Results of recent pastel on acrylic ground demonstration on Monday. Photo reference provided by Ian White

Enjoyed my first MA Art Exhibition with my fellow students.

New classes coming up for next year ... why not get your creative year started with some expressive oil painting?

Delighted to have these three showing at the Castle Park 33rd Annual Open Exhibition. Some fantastic work this year so well worth a visit.


Midge ACE » Expressive Mixed Media Landscapes – Autumn 2018

Bookings now being taken for new art class coming up in autumn starting 23rd August at Castle Park Arts Centre ... only a few places available. Contact me to reserve your place. See here for more info: http://portfolio.artjournals.co.uk/expressive-mixed-media-landscapes-autumn-2018/


We'll today was last session with this lovely art group. Have so enjoyed working with them over the past few weeks. Will so miss each and every one of them, hopefully we will meet again.

[07/03/18]   Will be exhibiting and demoing work alongside other artists at this event on 14th July .. please do come along and visit. Would love to see you all.

Whilst touching up this piece in the garden today a neighbour popped over for a chat, fell in love with it and bought it.

Was great to get an opportunity to see some fabulous work by Irish artists at the Crawford Art Gallery in Cork.

New Mixed Media Art Class

New Mixed Media Art Classes Starting 24th May 2018.
Bookings now being taken.

Thought I would have some fun creating this promo video. What do you think?

Delighted to have a selection of small works on sale at Northwich Art Shop. Many at half price. #artsale #studioclearance #artforsale

We are so pleased to welcome Midge to our window this month. Midge is a professional artist and art tutor living locally. Please do pop by and take a look. Items are priced mdito sell ... so be quick! Midge ACE

Last weeks Life Drawing students tried out some new techniques with charcoal at the life drawing class at Preston Brook Village Hall. Well done to Lisa Smith for these drawings.

Today been adding finishing touches to this watercolour demonstration from last weeks painting session with the Hale Art Group. Hope they will like it.

April 5th to May 17th (5 weeks) – Painting from Life Art Class

Learn the fundamentals of painting beautiful skin tones to abstracting colour in this painting from life workshop. Working from a live model develop sketches into beautiful figurative paintings. There will be an additional fee of £5 for each of the 4 life model sessions (1 session will not include a life model on 3rd May). Includes Life Drawing and figurative painting techniques in Oils & Acrylic.

Dates & Times: Apr 5th, 12th, May 3rd, 10th, 17th 2018, 7-9 PM

Location: Castle Park Arts Centre, Frodsham, Gallery 2

Cost: £15 per session pay as you go or £75 total for all 5 weeks (payable at first session) + £5 model fee. All materials provided.

Level: Ideal for beginners or more advanced levels.

To book your place contact me at: [email protected].

New life drawing class got off to a great start last night. Great work folks and so lovely to meet you all. Here are a few student quick sketches from the evenings work.

Some snapshots from Tuesday's art group lesson on colour mixing exercises, colour planning and wet in wet washes in Watercolour. I am thoroughly enjoying teaching this group.

Been cooking up my cold wax medium for my art class tonight. Looking forward to mixing up some beautiful colours for painting tonight.


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Delighted to be teaching this new life drawing session at Preston Brook Village Hall starting from March 14th with a rotation of male & female models and using different media. All materials provided. A couple of places left. Contact me to book your place stating if afternoon or evening preferred.

Artist: Midge ACE

Midge is a professional mixed media artist specialising in pastel, acrylic, encaustic & oil and loves the challenge of painting almost anything with her main focus being landscapes, seascapes, floral, nature, still life, figurative, life drawing and portraiture. She provides art tuition to all ages and at all levels. Also accepts art group demonstrations, contract work, community art projects & art commissions. ECRB checked. For more information please contact me at [email protected] or check out my website at www.artjournals.co.uk for my latest workshops that are run throughout the year, upcoming exhibitions and latest works.

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