Here are the remaining dates for 2019 so far. If you’d like to be kept up to date with courses and workshops, sign up to my mailing list

15th – 21st AugustSketching and Sailing on board pilot cutter Agnes on a voyage to the Scillies ( FULLY BOOKED
Friday 13th September: Line and Wash, Woodbridge (  FULLY BOOKED
Saturday 14th September: How to grow a Sketchbook, Woodbridge (  FULLY BOOKED

Tuesday 24th September: Sketching Pin Mill, Pin Mill Studio PLACES AVAILABLE

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.

Private tuition costs £25 at hour at my studio (plus travel costs if I come to you). You can get quite a lot done in a two hour session – feel free to team up with a friend and share the cost.


I’m planning a series of 8 half day workshops in September on a wide range of subjects – details will be published soon so get in touch if you want to get onto the mailing list and keep you up to date once I’ve finalised details.

SKETCHING HOLIDAYS WITH ART SAFARI:  I had a wonderful time as tutor on a sketching holiday in the Scilly Isles this summer and plans are afoot to do it all again somewhere fabulous next year. I’ll post details here as soon as I have them, but it’s worth getting in touch with  and get on their mailing list; they run some amazing art holidays.

PIN MILL PAINTING DAYS:  Pin Mill is a perfect painting venue with a newly refurbished studio right on the shoreline. For a small group, family, birthday treat or art club day out you can book a day or half day’s workshop, with lunch at the Butt & Oyster, tailored especially for your needs. The Pin Mill studio is owned by award winning photographer Anthony Cullen, and we also run joint photography/art workshops a combined one to one day out. Perfect training for a holiday when one of you wants to learn to take better photos and the other wants to learn to sketch!

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 workshop ‘menu’ includes: watercolour surgery, how to draw, working from photos, how to paint sea and sky, line and wash, colour mixing, how to keep a sketchbook – anything connected with watercolours and drawing.

I do enjoy teaching as I believe that sketching and 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!

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Elephants on the quay

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