SATURDAY 26 AUGUST 2023 : PLAIN AIR PAINTING ALONG BATH’S CANAL
This is Catherine’s annual plein air painting trip to capture Bath’s stunning ‘secret’ waterway. The day begins with introduction at a cafe close to the Kennet and Avon Canal looking at the route over a welcome coffee/tea. The rest of the day will be spent outdoors winding up the canal tow path, stopping at beautiful painting spots along the way including bridges and gardens. After a packed lunch we finish our painting subjects with Sydney Gardens beside the Holburne Museum and one of Bath’s most iconic canal views.
What is included: welcome coffee/tea, map, tutorials and one-to-one painting review.
Please follow this link to book.
PAINTING HOLIDAY TO TURKEY 10 – 16 May 2023 – NOW FULL
This May Catherine will be painting ancient ruined cities, boats on azure waters and narrow white washed towns in pen and watercolour with a group from the UK. There’ll be an opportunity for sunbathing on a boat trip to a sunken port and sitting in amphitheatres soaking up the atmosphere. As well as accompanying the tours and giving painting instruction on location, Catherine will be running painting sessions at a poolside villa and we’ll even try our hand at painting Turkish pots with a local craftsman.
The hand picked accommodation includes rooms with views over the harbour and hotel pool. Email Catherine here for enquiries for future trips.
ART CENTRE PARTNERS
Catherine is proud to work with a selection of fantastic art centres.
Follow these links to their websites and become enthralled with richly coloured, ‘gravity-painted’ watercolours at a centre near you:
CHAPEL COTTAGE STUDIOS, ABERGAVENNY
CORNWALL SCHOOL OF ARTS, TRURO
POUND ARTS, CORSHAM
ROYAL CRESCENT HOTEL, BATH
ROYAL WEST OF ENGLAND ACADEMY DRAWING SCHOOL, BRISTOL
NEXT ON AT CHAPEL COTTAGE STUDIOS, ABERGAVENNY
Saturday 18 November 2023 Lake Reflections in flowing watercolours
Please contact Chapel Cottage Studios direct.
NEXT ON AT CORNWALL SCHOOL OF ART, TRURO
Capturing light : 26 & 27 September 2023:
26 September Atmospheric lane
27 September Billowing clouds
Please contact Cornwall School of Art direct.
PREVIOUSLY AT POUND ARTS, CORSHAM:
CHECK OUT THEIR WEBSITE HERE: POUND ARTS, CORSHAM
PAINT BATH EXPERIENCE AT THE ROYAL CRESCENT HOTEL:
Visiting Bath – why not book a relaxing watercolour workshop in the garden of the Royal Crescent Hotel or on a picnic rug in front of the hotel on the Royal Crescent’s private lawn?
What you can expect: Catherine will greet you at the Hotel Reception and locate a quiet corner of the hotel gardens to set up your painting tutorial. Get creative in a relaxed environment, free from the stricture of “rules” of watercolour. Catherine’s gravity painting techniques rely less on fine motor skill and more on opening up to “go with the flow”. No complex theories, just practical suggestions about how to compose a painting, Catherine’s favourite collection of colours and troubleshooting solutions. Book with the hotel direct.
PREVIOUSLY AT ROYAL WEST OF ENGLAND ACADEMY, BRISTOL
PREVIOUSLY AT STOURHEAD NATIONAL TRUST GARDENS:
Why not email Catherine to arrange a private tour with plein air painting tips?
“I was so pleased to have experienced Catherine’s art class and …truly amazed at her extraordinary talent which blew me away not to mention what a gorgeous person she is. I won’t give up my day job yet to become a painter but it was really interesting to see what on earth I would create when given the time just to paint.”
“Catherine, the art teaching was fabulous and I’d love to try one of your courses”
“I am enjoying getting to grips with watercolours and to tapping into my own creativity. See below for the picture I produced at Brecon (Mentoring Plus Corporate Wellbeing Weekend) which I have framed as I love the colours so much!”
“Thanks again for your fantastic and innovative intro to watercolours.”