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John Shave paints in a modern impressionistic style,capturing atmosphere and mood,evocative of a place or a moment in time,such as the pause before dusk or the still calm of morning. John is a member of The Wapping Group of Artists and The East Anglian Marine Artists. In 2013 John won The Society of All Artists Professional Seascape Artist of the Year award and the Caran'd Ache award at the Patchings Art Festival. In previous years John has won The Pro-Arte and The Royal Tallens Award at Patchings.He regularly exhibits at The Mall Galleries London, at The Royal Society of Portrait Painters, The Royal Society of Marine Painters, The Wapping Group and The Royal Society of British Artists. John teaches resedential summer schools for art centres, demonstrates and runs workshops for art societies and teaches in his studio in South Norfolk. John mainly paints in oils but his small wet in wet watercolours have been very popular in galleries . John is available for portrait and other commissions.

I love painting out in the open air in all weathers and all times of day. Painting en plein-air gives a spontaneity and freedom to the finished work  that isnt necessarily achieved in the studio. Painting has been my whole life for a long time now. I love all aspects of painting and all types of subjects. I particularly enjoy Seascapes, landscapes and portraits, but anything really that has an interesting light effect, be it an animal, a flower or even an old car or tractor.