I am a portrait painter and watercolourist, painting to commission and exhibition. I am passionate about watercolour techniques which I explain in my own adult painting workshops, in articles eg. The Artist and in schools. I am a Member of the Society of Women Artists.
This dreary weather may be encouraging you to dream of a warm summer break on the beach…my new Bath Watercolour Workshop schedule includes a watercolour Seascapes workshop to help you brush up on those wet-in-wet techniques ready for the holidays!
Or try committing your daydreams to paper in Imaginary Landscapes. On 2nd May we will discuss ways to combine magazine images, photographs and your memories to create a one-off landscape image dreamt up by you!
Meanwhile, there are still spaces left on the new Portraits from life workshop in two weeks’ time. Try sketching from a clothed life model or bring a friend and sketch from each other in watercolours. Best wishes, Catherine
Catch my only December selling event at this vibrant exhibition space in the centre of Bath. I am delighted to be showing my mini-prints of Bath and discussing my 2020 workshop days during the Bath Christmas Market. Dates: Monday 9 – Sunday 15 December 11-7 ( 11-6 on Sunday). Venue: 44AD Artspace right by Bath Abbey, 4 Abbey Street (BA1 1NN)
We had a lovely Bath Watercolour Workshop portrait session this week. Participants had bags of enthusiasm and produced some fantastic results I think you’ll agree! If you are interested in trying to apply all the subtlety and drama of expressive watercolour to a portrait subject, email me to find out the next workshop dates later in the spring.
I have had four paintings accepted to hang in the Society of Women Artists 2019 Exhibition at the Mall Galleries, London SW1. Two portraits and two landscapes. The Exhibition is open 25-29 September 2019 10-5 (10-1 on Sunday 29th) I am delighted to have also been admitted as a Full Member of the Society this year. I shall be demonstrating my loose watercolour techniques 11-1 on Sunday 29th September -the closing day of the exhibition.
Due to popular demand a second Line and Wash One Day Workshop has been scheduled on Friday 1 November 2019 at the Museum of Bath Stone. (There is just one place left on Friday 25 October.) This is a chance to enjoy the attractively illustrative medium which combines sleek black line with the cascading features of my gravity painted wet-in-wet watercolour techniques CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO OR BOOK HERE.
Ever fancied painting “in an English Country Garden”?! I’m excited to be holding two half-day Plein air workshops over this late May Bank Holiday weekend. The afternoon sessions are part of this year’s Wylye Valley Art Trail and will introduce you to Plein Air painting in watercolours at my central Venue 36.
Painting the Garden Plein Air: Sunday 26 and/or Monday 27th May 1-4pm At The Stable, Valley Farm House, Milton, near East Knoyle, Wiltshire SP3 6BG
All materials provided. Suitable for beginners. £40
Please bring a collapsable chair and favourite watercolour brushes. I will have a board to rest on plus watercolour board and paints to use. Guidance will be given about how to start your composition and build up your painting. Free parking outside. There is a step up to access the art studio beyond a gravel drive. In the event of rain we will move to the Stables and work from photos.
Please follow the art trail’s social media pages for regular updates about the trail and images from other participating artists. @wylyevalleyart