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The most special of UK art fairs by Michele Del Campo

ENGLISH: After my 2008 and 2009 participation, this year I had yet another wonderful experience at Art in Action. I am not amazed that so many people who spoke with me said that they saw me so far back as 5 or 6 years ago, in fact the public of this fair is very faithful and for sure people who come the first time are thinking about returning to repeat the experience. I found old friends artists or organizers from my previous participations, and i have met new great artists that now are new friends, with whom I have shared these beautiful and inspiring four-days of work in public, dinners and parties. Among the public I have to thank so much everyone who has had the patience to spend hours watching me painting, and especially someone that have bought a 4-days pass just to watch my demonstration each hour and each day, I was very flattered and I tried to give my best to pay it back showing all the aspects of my painting.  

ESPAÑOL: Ha sido otra experiencia maravillosa mi participación en Art in Action este año. Ya había participado en 2008 y 2009, pero no me extraña que este año que he vuelto he encontrado muchísima gente que se acordaba de mi tras tantos años, de hecho los que han visitado la feria una vez es muy difícil que no quieran repetir al año siguiente. He vuelto a encontrar viejos amigos artistas o de la organización, y he conocido amigos nuevos con los cuales he compartido estos cuatro días muy bonitos e inspiradores trabajando en público. Entre los visitantes tengo que agradecer a todos los que con mucha paciencia pasaron muchas horas viéndome trabajar en directo, y alguien hasta compró un pase para los cuatro dias de la feria para verme trabajar todos los días, eso me alagó muchísimo.

 

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I had the privilege of being the first to do a drawing on Nathan Ford's participative artwork. Many people intervened on his painting and at the end he finished it in his unmistakeble and beautiful style.

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Me in the dinner table with other painting demonstrators

Demonstrator's dinner: we were delighted not only by the food but also by beautiful exotic music and dance

Demonstrating at Art in Action by Michele Del Campo

    My demonstration at Art in Action in 2009 Art in Action, Thursday 17 - Sunday 20 July, Waterperry, Oxford

 

In just over one week time, I will be painting in the beautiful settings of Waterperry, Oxford, at one of the most enjoyable and inspiring art fair in the UK, Art in Action. I will be very pleased to discuss my work with visitors, and there will be several great artists in all disciplines doing the same. This art fair has a wonderful concept: a group of selected artists will set-up a temporary studio in several marquees dedicated to all disciplines of art, so visitors can enjoy a day or several days out scrutinizing at close distance how artists make their artworks. I hope that you will come along too!

ESPAÑOL: En poco más de una semana estaré pintando en público y demostrando mi técnica en el maravilloso escenario de Waterperry, en Oxford, en una de las ferias más bonitas e inspiradoras del Reino Unido, Art in Action. Al igual que los otros artistas, estaré encantado de conversar sobre mi trabajo y mi técnica con los visitantes. Esta feria tiene un concepto estupendo: unos artistas muy selectos montarán un estudio temporal dentro de varias carpas dedicadas a todas las disciplinas del arte, y los visitantes podrán disfrutar de uno o varios días estudiando de cerca cómo los artistas crean sus trabajos. ¡Espero que tu también vengas!

 

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A great experience at Patchings Art Festival by Michele Del Campo

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ENGLISH: Last week it was a great experience participating to Patchings Art Festival. The main peculiarity of the festival is that it shows artists creating their works in public and it gives visitors the chance to talk directly to them about it. It was my first participation to the event and it was so interesting to see such a diversity of styles and approaches to painting, but also to other disciplines. Certainly it was a feast for the visitors, and most of them were artists themselves, or amateur artists looking for inspiration, hints and tips. I started from scratch a big-size painting of 190x200cm, but I was chatting a lot and I did not advance too much, however we were there also to enjoy meeting and speaking with people. I am also very happy that my painting "Redhead" was awarded the Royal Talens Award and the Artist's Exhibition Award in the Patchings Open Art Competition.

For those who could not make it to Patchings, there is a very similar event, where I am also going to demonstrate, Art in Action, near Oxford, from 17-20 July. I look forward to seeing you there!

 

ESPAÑOL: La pasada semana fue una experiencia muy bonita participar en el Patchings Art Festival. El objetivo principal de la feria es de mostrar a los artistas mientras crean sus trabajos y dar a los visitantes la posibilidad de hablar directamente con ellos acerca de sus trabajos. Era mi primera participación en el evento y fue muy interesante ver tanta variedad de estilos y de conceptos, no solo en la pintura, sino también en otras disciplianas artísticas. Ciertamente fue un deleite para el público, y la mayoría de ello era compuesta por artistas o aficionados en busca de inspiración y de consejos. Yo empecé de cero un cuadro de gran formato, 190x200cm, pero charlé mucho y no adelanté demasiado el trabajo, aunque astaba allí también para encontrarme con la gente y hablar con ella. También estoy muy contento de que mi cuadro "Pelirroja" fue premiado con el "Royal Talens Award" y el "Artist's Exhibition Award" en el concurso "Patchings Open Art Competition".

Para los que no han podido visitar Patchings, estaré pintando en otro evento muy parecido, Art in Action, cerca de Oxford, desde el 17 al 20 de julio. Espero verte allí!

 

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Painting "alla prima" demonstration by Michele Del Campo

Painting alla prima "Rubbish", 105x160cm, 2013  

ENGLISH: It's only 10 days away the Patchings Art Festival (5-8 June), where I'm going to exhibit new work and set up a studio to create a big size painting in front of the public to demonstrate my technique "alla prima". Please come along to see me and other very talented artists in action!

ESPAÑOL: Quedan solamente 10 días para el Patchings Art Festival (5-8 junio), donde expondré nueva obra y pintaré un cuadro de gran formato en público para demonstrar mi técnica "alla prima". ¡Vente si puedes y mira también otros artistas muy talentosos en acción!

ITALIANO: Mancano solo 10 giorni al Patchings Art Festival (5-8 giugno), dove esporrò nuove opere e dipingerò un quadro di gran formato davanti al pubblico per dimostrare la mia tecnica "alla prima". Vieni se puoi e guarda anche altri artisti di gran talento in azione!

Patchings Art Festival by Michele Del Campo

c ENGLISH: In just 3 week's time, from 5 to 8 June, I am going to take part to a big and exciting event near Nottingham, called Patchings Art Festival. There I will be leaving my shyness apart to demonstrate my painting, during all four days, in front of the numerous visitors, and I will also exhibit some new works. If you have the chance to see the event, you will know that you can ask me anything about my technique, my inspiration and all that you can think abut. This fair, as well as the fair Art in Action, to which also I am participating as a demonstrator later on in July, is a unique opportunity to witness the making of works of art by excellent artists from many disciplines, and learn some tips and "secrets" that normally are confined to the four walls of an artist studio. Among the VIP artists are personalities like David Curtis and Ken Howard, it will be a very enriching experience to see them at work, although they will only demonstrate one day each.

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ESPAÑOL: En tan solo tres semanas, edsde el 5 al 8 de junio, participaré a un grande e importante evento cerca de Nottingham, el Patchings Art Festival. Allí dejaré a un lado mi timidez para pintar y demonstrar mi técnica a lo largo de todos los cuatro días, frente al numeroso público del evento. Si tienes la posibilidad de ir, tienes que saber que podrás preguntarme todo lo que quieras sobre técnica o cualquier otra cosa, al igual que podrás hacerlo con todos los artistas que demonstrarán en el festival. Esta feria, junto a Art in Action, a la cual también participaré en julio, son oportunidades únicas de presenciar la creación de obras de arte en directo, de la mano de artistas de mucha calidad, y de aprender consejos y descubrir "secretos" que normalmente quedan relegados entre los muros del estudio del artista.  Entre los artistas VIP que también demonstrarán, aunque un solo día, estarán personalidades del cálibre de David Curtis y Ken Howard.