I did two workshops with Brian and both fantastic. Learned so much about the classical oil painting techniques. Dunhill gave me the extra dimension of being away from home and enjoying the stay in Tramore. The new venue in the heart of Cork City is a gem and very near home. How lucky I am and can’t wait for more workshops. Thank you Brian for being an excellent tutor and Adrian for organising everything. See you in July for the Live Portrait Workshop. Thecla Cronin-Leo
I really enjoyed the three-day workshop with Brian. I learned a great deal and found Brian a great teacher. He has the patience of a saint!
It was wonderful to have such a knowledgeable classical artist teaching us. I am so delighted that this is in Ireland and so accessible to so many people. For ages I have hoped this would happen, so well done Adrian, and roll on the next workshop. Julie Dowling
A marvellous weekend of intensive painting! Brian is an excellent teacher with a wealth of knowledge. I learned a lot from this, and look forward to putting it into practice. Kevin Power
I took the recent 3day Baroque Master Painting Workshop with Brian Smyth at Classical Art Atelier in Dunhill, Co. Waterford and I found it both inspiring and informative. In that short period, the basic technique of the old masters was presented to us by Brian and a new world of playing with colour and form was opened up to me. I will look at paintings in a different light from now on. The atmosphere in class was always pleasant and helpful. In appraising my work, Brian always pointed out the strengths of my painting, not the weaknesses. During those three days I was given the tools to take my painting skills to a whole other level, full of confidence and passion. I will display my painting of Caravaggio’s ‘Saint John the Baptist in the Wilderness’ with pride in my home. I will take another workshop with Brian in the not too distant future. Thank you Adrian for making such a wonderful workshop available to us. Valerie Cosgrave
The painting workshop with Brian Smyth was a real privilege – to have all of the benefits of a Florence academy right here in Ireland! Even after years of oil painting on my own, there were still so many things I didn’t know or understand. This workshop clarified so much about the oil medium, materials, and of course, how the Old Masters painted. I would highly recommend it. Roxana Maxin
Thank you Brian for sharing your knowledge freely. You made the workshop informative and progressive. Christopher Heaphy