Each year Catherine runs FRIDAY-SATURDAY COTSWOLD RETREATS @ PACKHORSE BATH and an AUGUST PLEIN AIR PAINTING DAY ALONG BATH’S CANAL. Why not make a weekend of it and stay in beautiful Bath while you brush up on your painting skills?

NEXT AVAILABLE COTSWOLD RETREAT WITH CATHERINE:
26 – 27 APRIL 2024 : CAPTURING LIGHT MASTERCLASS FOR INTERMEDIATE PAINTERS: Our venue is PACKHORSE BATH a listed Jacobean community-owned pub nestled in the heart of a picturesque Cotswold village not far from Catherine’s studio. The workshop includes a delicious pub dinner and pub lunch, all materials, tutorials and an element of one-to-one tuition. Catherine can recommend local accommodation.
(23-24 February beginners’ retreat is now fully booked – please email Catherine to join the waiting list.)
Please follow this link to book.

AUGUST 2024 ANNUAL PLAIN AIR PAINTING ALONG BATH’S CANAL – Details to follow
Catherine runs an annual plein air painting day 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.

ART CENTRE PARTNERS
Catherine is proud to work with the following selected art centres. Scroll down to see her upcoming dates in Marlborough, Truro, Abergavenny and beyond:

NEXT AT ROYAL WEST OF ENGLAND ACADEMY, BRISTOL:
24 MAY 2024 Faces in watercolour – similar to the details below but on 24 May 2024. Once bookings are open, please follow this link to contact RWA Drawing School directly to book through their website.

NEXT ON AT WHITE HORSE BOOKSHOP, MARLBOROUGH
Thursday 25 January 2024Capturing light in lake reflections
I love returning to this ancient timber building in the middle of Marlborough High Street. They also sell my new book ‘Capturing light’. See you there for some lake reflections. Book direct at White Horse Bookshop

A second opportunity to try Lake reflections Saturday 1 June 2024 at ARTWORKS_GLOS, TEWKESBURY:
1 June 2024 –
Lake reflections in loose watercolours
Create loose, luminous watercolours as Catherine introduces you to her “gravity painting” techniques using a colourful lakeside scene from a photo that’s provided. Learn numerous watercolour techniques from how to make a plan and tips on composition to trouble shooting and reviewing your work. Watch Catherine demonstrate how to pool paint in water to merge colours and create soft foliage forms and then try it yourself. Use fewer brushstrokes and creating hazy light effects from watermarks then add detail and learn to layer, lift paint off and alter tone. The day concludes with a review to revisit our masterpieces!
Contact Nicky direct to book by clicking here

NEXT ON AT CORNWALL SCHOOL OF ART, TRURO
Catherine teaching at the Art Studio, Cornwall School of Art:


TUESDAY 23 APRIL 2024 – Capturing a sense of mystery in watercolour landscapes
A theme in her new book ‘Capturing light’ – Catherine will explore how to create a landscape with an atmosphere of mystery. The day will be based around the temporary features of shadows, mists and sunbeams and will be full of demonstrations designed to show the range of techniques she employs to suggest form that is partially hidden from view. Develop your own subtle landscape from your source photo with added mystery and memories. Please contact contact Cornwall School of Art direct to book.

WEDNESDAY 24 APRIL 2024 – Sunlight through trees in watercolour
Catherine will spend a day exploring themes from her new book ‘Capturing light’, using the beautiful watercolour subject of sunlight filtering through woodland. Watch her stepped demonstrations and learn to build expressive tree shapes from your source photo. Follow her ‘painting cycle’ from fluid, wet-in-wet mixing on the page to sharp detail and lifting-off paint until your own subtle landscape emerges from the page. The day will be full of demonstrations designed to show the full range of techniques Catherine employs in her work. We will end by reviewing our compositions and consider unifying layers and cropping, alongside other trouble shooting techniques.
Please contact contact Cornwall School of Art direct to book.

In November 2023 we looked at ‘sparkling light on the sea ‘ at Cornwall School of Art. We created a beautiful seascape brimming with light and atmosphere, ‘capturing light’ by mixing fluid paint on the page and lifting-off subtle light effects.

NEXT ON AT CHAPEL COTTAGE STUDIOS, ABERGAVENNY
SATURDAY 11 MAY 2024 Waterfalls in line and wash. Please contact Chapel Cottage Studios direct to book.

NEXT ON AT BLACKDOWNS ARTISTS RETREAT, SOMERSET/DEVON BORDER
FRIDAY-SUNDAY 28-30 JUNE 2024: Woodland Light in Watercolours
– This is a new venue for me set in a farm building in rolling countryside with lovely food too! This workshop will help you to light up your watercolours using the woodland around the retreat as your subject. At the heart of the session is my loose “gravity painting” watercolour technique, which enables freer painting styles and brighter colours. Learn to contrast loose washes with the deep tones of solid tube paint, sharp ink line and white paper, all to create a dramatic woodland landscapes with atmosphere.
Contact Blackdowns Artists Retreat direct to book.

10-16 MAY 2023 PAINTING HOLIDAY TO TURKEY
The May painting holiday was a great success and fully booked. Participants explored ancient ruined cities, boats on azure waters and narrow white washed towns in pen and watercolour. There were opportunities to swim from a boat during a trip to a sunken port and sit in amphitheatres soaking up the atmosphere. As well as accompanying the tours and giving painting instruction on location, Catherine ran painting sessions at a poolside villa and we even tried our hand at painting Turkish pots with a local craftsman. The hand picked accommodation included rooms with views over the harbour and hotel pool. Email Catherine here for enquiries for future trips.

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.

Paint Bath Experience partnering with The Royal Crescent Hotel


ARTWORKS-GLOS:
SATURDAY 1 JUNE 2024 Radiant landscapes in watercolour. (10-4) Tewkesbury (just off Junction 9 of the M5)
Please follow this link to book directly with Nicky via their website: artworks-glos

PREVIOUSLY AT STOURHEAD NATIONAL TRUST GARDENS:
Why not email Catherine to arrange a private tour with plein air painting tips?

Customers’ comments:
“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.”