Landscape from Memories with Zsolt Basti

Art Workshop

RHA School
On 27 May, 2023

As part of the Bealtaine Festival, join artist Zsolt Basti for this unique art workshop which will explore the relationship between landscape painting and memory.

Zsolt’s practice explores fleeting intimate memories, provoked by vague sensations. Through his paintings he examines the relationship between reality and memory.

At the outset of this class, students will be asked to select a palette and make a 15 minute painting of a landscape in which their objective is to cover the page completely.

You will then be asked to look at your painting and try to associate a memory with it.

After a lunch break (1 – 2pm), you will focus on shadow and light, and adding depth to your work and associating it with your memory.

The last hour of this class will be used for sealing the paintings using acrylic varnish.

This class is being held in celebration of the Bealtaine Festival and is being offered especially for individuals over 60.

Bealtaine is Ireland’s national festival which celebrates the arts and creativity as we age. The festival is run by Age & Opportunity, the leading national development organisation working to enable the best possible quality of life for us all as we age. Age & Opportunity Arts provides opportunities for older people to be more creative more often, to create meaningful participation and representation for all older people in cultural and creative life and to demonstrate and celebrate how our creative potential can improve with age.

Class level: Beginner

Class time: 11am – 4pm

Class occupancy: 1o people

Cost: €50 per person.

Lunch break from 1- 2pm.

All materials provided. This class uses acrylic paint.


Zsolt Basti is a Hungarian painter who has been living and practicing in Ireland since 2005. During this time, he has masterfully developed and honed his craft, resulting in a unique and instantly recognisable style that truly captivates his observers.

Basti graduated with a BA in Fine Art from the Institution of Art, Design and Technology Dun Laoghaire. He has exhibited in galleries inlcuding Pallas Projects, United Arts Club, as well as the RHA. His paintings have been included in art collections by the RCSI Anatomy Room, IADT, as well as numerous international and national private collections.

Zsolt Basti is exclusively represented by the Hang Tough Contemporary.


Cover (detail): Zsolt Basti, Untitled, 30 x 40cm, acrylic on canvas

2. Zsolt Basti, Untitled, 51 x 40cm, oil on canvas

3. Zsolt Basti, Untitled, 25 x 20cm, acrylic on canvas

  • Date:

    27 May, 2023
  • Time:

    11am - 4pm
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