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last workshops of autumn

There are no more classes this year as I’m busy with other things, but I’ll put next year’s dates up as soon as I have them. It’s been very enjoyable working with all of you who’ve come along to paint with me this year on all sorts of subjects from sketching to card making, watercolour techniques to line and wash. Stay inspired and I hope to see some of you again next year.

A few options for next year so far:

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!


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.


Next year I’m heading to a new exciting coastal destination with Art Safari – find out more here  It’s worth getting on Art Safari’s mailing list; you’ll be kept up to date on my one day workshops in Woodbridge as well as all their amazing art holidays.

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. For yacht clubs and sailing organisations I can do talks or workshops on marine art, illustrating your log book and the challenges of sketching whilst sailing.

My art 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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