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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:



Every Wednesday from 27th September I’ll be running small group classes in my studio at Martlesham:

10am – 12.30pm Beginners watercolour, sketching and drawing

2pm – 4.30pm  Improvers watercolour, sketching and drawing

Get in touch if you’re interested. Numbers limited to four each class, but if you don’t get a chance this time apologies – I’ll run some bigger sessions in the spring. Life always gets hectic at this end of the year!


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!

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.

Art afloat: I have been running art and sailing courses on board the lovely pilot cutter Eve of St Mawes run by Classic Sailing in Cornwall – the boat has now been sold so I’m looking for another berth!  At the other end of the scale I escape the British winter by teaching on board cruise ships.

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More information

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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