Here are the dates for 2019 so far – more will be added as we go. If you’d like to be kept up to date with courses and workshops, sign up to my mailing list

Saturday 23rd March: Sketching and Drawing Pin Mill (with Christine Lester) (  (TWO PLACES LEFT)
Friday 5th April: Drawing for the Terrified, Woodbridge ( (FULLY BOOKED)
Saturday 6th April: Watercolour Basics, Woodbridge ( (FULLY BOOKED)
Sunday 7th April: Sketching Life on the Deben, Woodbridge ( (FULLY BOOKED)
Saturday 18th May: Drawing for the Terrified, Seapictures Gallery, Clare (
Sunday 19th May: Introducing watercolours, Seapictures Gallery, Clare (
28th June – 3rd July: Paddling and Painting in the Isles of Scilly (
NEW! 15th – 21st AugustSketching and Sailing on board pilot cutter Agnes on a voyage to the Scillies (
Friday 13th September: Line and Wash, Woodbridge (
Saturday 14th September: How to grow a Sketchbook, Woodbridge (

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.


Small group classes are now coming to an end and will start again in September. I’ll post dates later in the 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 this year, 28th June – 3rd July. Hop across to to find out more.

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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