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I’ve got some lovely courses and venues lined up for next year  – choose from:

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I’m off to the wonderful Scilly Isles 16th – 21st June 2018 as tutor with Art Safari for a few days of sketching – one of my favourite places. We’re staying on the lovely island of St Martins but spending time exploring the other islands too. Full details on Art Safari’s website:


Come and spend a few days sailing a stunning pilot cutter whilst learning to sketch the inspirational surroundings of the Cornish Coast – in particular the festival of Sea, Salt and Sail at Mousehole. You don’t need any experience in either sailing or drawing as you’ll get all the help and encouragement you need to enjoy both! Dates are 12th – 17th July starting and ending in Falmouth. Full details and booking from Classic Sailing –

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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 lunch at the Butt & Oyster for starving artists who’ve been sketching the shoreline in the sunshine!

Get in touch or hop over to for the latest dates in autumn 2017 – spring 2018. We now have an exciting range of subjects from painting birds to ‘Drawing for the terrified’ and very much looking forward to working with you to release the inner artist!



I’m hoping to get these going again early next year – I’ll keep you posted!

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.

Private tuition: 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.



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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!

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