John Strand is a retired mechanical engineer and has been painting on & off for the past 40 years. He studied
Art in the early 1960s and studied painting with various tutors over the past 15 years. He is and has been a
member with St George Art Society, Oatley 101, and Southern Cross Art Group. John has exhibited his work
with David Voigt and in many Sydney shows like RAS Easter Show, Oatley 101, Waterbrook/Ardency and
others. He has been fortunate enough to travel extensively throughout Australia, Asia, Canada, Europe and the
UK. This has given him a great insight into the culture and Art of these countries.
He has accumulated a lot of useful art information over the years and has collated it into a couple of
presentations titled “Helpful Tips”.
John will attempt to cover various topics including:
Tone – 5 tone black & white, 7 tone colour, Tonal values, Recession, The colour of light,
Using colour pigments, Colour Index numbers, Mixing tips, Transposition & sizes,
Eye Level & horizons, Perspective, and Mediums.