AN acclaimed artist is coming to Dunmow to help people learn to paint.

Owen Lennox will be heading to Dunmow Art Group to teach portrait paintings in oils.

He will be holding six weekly workshops starting in January, meeting aspiring artists at Foakes Hall in Great Dunmow.

Owen graduated in 1978 in Fine Art and History of Art before training as an art teacher.

After being the head of art in several London schools, he established himself as a painter, specialising in portraits in oils.

Now based in Braintree, Owen’s work has included some notable commissions from the world of politics, arts and the media including Baroness Thatcher, Gerald Ford, John Hurt and Samuel Becket.

Owen has also painted portraits of several sporting celebrities including Sir Steve Redgrave, Sir Geoff Hurst and Joe Calzaghe.

The portrait workshops will be starting on Monday January 10 at 1pm at the Talberd Room in Foakes Hall, Great Dunmow.

The lessons will be running for two hours at £5 per session but are free for members.

Those interested in coming along are asked to bring their own materials.

For further information on the workshops or how to join Dunmow Art Group please contact