Painting Retreat, Stourhead, Wiltshire - May 2018
Painting Retreat, Stourhead, Wiltshire – 21/22/23 May 2018

I am passionate about my watercolours and enjoy explaining my “gravity painting” techniques to Art Societies, individuals and in my own programme of Bath Watercolour Workshops.
My latest workshop schedule below includes an introduction to my techniques, portrait workshops and a special opportunity to paint the landscape of the gorgeous National Trust gardens at Stourhead, Wiltshire (pictured above).
Download a flier here : Spring 2018 A5 workshop flier
Spring 2018 A5 workshop flier

Please email me  for a booking form and payment details.
More about the Stourhead Painting Retreat:
Download a flier here : Stourhead May 2018 workshop A5 posterStourhead May 2018 workshop A5 poster
(Sorry, January , February Workshops & March Portrait Workshop are now full.)

watercolour landscapes workshops:
 10 MARCH 2018
Because of the forgiving subject matter, landscape workshops are suitable for beginners as well as those with painting experience. Learn to paint on a sloping watercolour board, encouraging paints to mix themselves with the aid of water and controlling the resulting chemistry. Enjoy the freedom of form within flowing landscapes.
Typical subjects: Beautiful Bath Slopes; Winter trees; Gorgeous skies; Inundation; Dramatic clouds & weather; misted landscapes etc.
Venues: Combe Down Heritage Centre, Bath; Wylye Valley Art Trail Venue near Shaftesbury; First-View Gallery at Stourhead National Trust Gardens, Wiltshire.

“I just wanted to thank you for the lovely course last week (Rolling hills). Thanks for your patience and really helpful tips so that as a complete novice I was able to come home with a picture that bore some semblance of what I was trying to paint! I certainly look at the landscape now and see a whole lot of colours that I didn’t before! The venue and food were also great.  I hope to take part again next year.” 
“I feel like your workshop has helped me to be more loose in my style, and to be bolder with my use of colours.”

watercolour portrait workshops (some painting experience required)
Work “wet-in-wet” to map shadows and light and lend drama to your portraits. Develop your understanding of light and facial features. Experience complex colour mixing for portraits.  Suitable for painters with a little experience.

“I just wanted to say how much I enjoyed the workshop; I did find it challenging, (but then that was the point!!)  but thanks to your expert and extremely patient guidance I came away feeling I had achieved something and now feel  confident to  build on all I have learned in an attempt to progress with my own work.”

Just wanted to say thanks for a very helpful course … I really enjoyed it.  It was so helpful to be taken through all the steps in creating a watercolour portrait.  I keep remembering tips you gave us on Wednesday – there was a lot of good information.”
the most amazing art day ever!   It has given me a lot of food for thought, and experiments.” 

art groups:
I am often asked to demonstrate and/or teach my watercolour techniques to groups. I have worked at festivals and events and in a variety of locations, from galleries to a “circus big top” and a farm dairy. Past subjects include: head-and-shoulder portraits; misted landscapes; seascapes; Bath slopes; enchanted woodland; village scenes; underwater worlds etc.
Please Email me for particular enquiries.
thank you for the wonderful day … All the participants came away feeling they had learnt some important techniques.  Also, we all feel more confident… Your relaxed approach and excellent teaching meant the day was particularly enjoyable. It is lovely to use watercolour in this way.” Frome Art Group (Oct 2017)

schools and staff/teacher workshops:
I find that pupils who sometimes find it hard to engage in academic sessions, often find it easier to concentrate when creating art. I am used to tutoring large groups, with particular experience of teaching Years 5, 6 & 7s. I enjoy developing themed workshops around the needs of your school, as well as delivering creative sessions for teachers.
I also provide one-to-one tutorials for A’Level and GCSE students.
Please Email me with particular enquiries.

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