It’s been a busy year for courses and workshops, with art group demonstrations, one and two day courses, and painting holidays.  If you’d like to be kept up to date with courses and workshops, sign up to my mailing list

The most popular subjects this year have been ‘Drawing for the Terrified’ , ‘Watercolour Basics’ and ‘Keeping a Sketchbook Diary’, so there will more of those planned in 2019 if you didn’t get a chance to join us this time. Dates will be posted soon!

Making a creative mess with watercolours at Art Safari Studio in Woodbridge


I’m available for small group and individual tuition if you want to get together round the kitchen table with a couple of friends, or have a one to one session for help on a particular aspect of your work. Sometimes you just need a few new techniques to get you unstuck and re-inspired. If you want to learn to sketch but have a friend or partner who would prefer to learn photography, I run combined workshops with Anthony Cullen (see Pin Mill Painting Days and


These small group classes are now coming to an end and will start again in March. I’ll post dates after the new year, but these are small group sessions for beginners and improvers.  We cover basic watercolour techniques, colour mixing, composition, line and wash, drawing skills, and I like to challenge you with different subjects and ways of approaching a painting as well as helping you with projects that you’re stuck on. Oh, and it has to be fun, too – or else why do it?  Cost – £60 for  4 sessions


SKETCHING HOLIDAYS WITH ART SAFARI:  I had a wonderful time as tutor on a sketching holiday in the Scilly Isles this summer and I’ll do it again next year, 28th June – 3rd July. Hop across to to find out more.


SAILING AND SKETCHING WITH PILOT CUTTER ‘AGNES’:  What a treat – sailing a stunning pilot cutter whilst sketching the Cornish Coast – in particular the festival of Sea, Salt and Sail at Mousehole. This cruise filled up very quickly this year, so Joanna Powell of Working Sail plans to lay on another one next year. Get in touch with Joanna and Luke Powell at Working Sail ( if you want to be on the list. You don’t need to know how to sketch or how to sail, by the way!

sketchbook 3


PIN MILL PAINTING DAYS: I’ve teamed up with artist Christine Lester to run a series of one and two day workshops at the inspirational setting of Pin Mill studio owned by award winning photographer Anthony Cullen.  Pin Mill is a perfect painting venue with a newly refurbished studio right on the shoreline. The price of £95 includes lunch at the Butt & Oyster for starving artists, so treat yourself or someone else (gift vouchers are available).

Next year’s programme is being planned at the moment, and will be posted on when finalised. It’s always a pleasure to work in such an inspiring location. Anthony Cullen, who owns Pin Mill Studio, is an award winning photographer who also runs photography teaching days and occasionally we team up to run a tailor made workshop for any couple or small group who want to learn either to use a camera or a sketchbook. Get in touch if you want to find out more.

TALKS AND DEMONSTRATIONS:  I give talks, demonstrations and workshops to art clubs and various groups on a variety of topics connected to sketching, drawing, watercolours or life as an artist afloat.

MY APPROACH :  I teach watercolour techniques, sketching, line and wash, composition, colour mixing, confidence building, developing an artist’s ‘eye’, drawing techniques, mixed media, and anything else that comes up. I specialise in watercolours and drawing, so can’t help you with oils or acrylics.

I do enjoy teaching as I believe that painting is for everyone, not just for those who have ‘talent’ – whatever that is.   Drawing and painting techniques can be taught – the language of line is a universal way of connecting and communicating. It’s very enjoyable to do and is very good for you!

watercolour pad low res





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