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Based in Warwickshire, UK

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One day Workshops

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Colourful & Expressive Birds & Animals

Water Colour or Acrylics

All abilities


Saturday 6th April '19

We will be looking at creating loose and brushy birds and animals with no, or very minimal background.

Lovely bold brushstrokes, lots of wet into wet washes and lots of colour is the mission on this day.

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Loose & Splashy Scenes

Water Colour or Acrylics

All abilities


Saturday 27th April '19

A group of figures or animals, snippets of a market scene, people on the beach..the list goes on...


The emphasis will be on lots of wet into wet washes, big brush strokes and selecting the odd area to tighten up with detail.

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Colourful, Expressive, Loose & Splashy

Water Colour or Acrylics

All abilities

Saturday 17th May '19

The two previous workshops have been so popular I've booked this one in too!  

It will be exactly the same as the two in April but more general in subject so we will look at birds, animals and people.



Still Life

Info coming soon!


Below are past workshops from 2018.  

These workshops (or very similar) will be repeated at some point in 2019, so please feel free to browse the links.

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Figures but bigger!

all mediums & abilities

Saturday 11th August '18

We often shy away from painting figures, especially at a larger scale, but they are great fun and a very rewarding subject matter!!


With a few pointers, tricks and tips hopefully you will feel encouraged to paint more of them.

How to paint loosely & keep it simple!

all mediums & abilities

Saturday 18th August '18

The simpler we make a subject the more dramatic it can be and the easier it is to get that elusive 'looseness'

To take a subject and create a simple but effective painting, using loose marks, is fantastic fun! So lets look at how!!

Atmosphere, light & mood

all mediums & abilities

Saturday 25th August '18

From mysterious landscapes and misty beaches to moody jazz clubs and bustling streets how do we create that lovely atmosphere & mood in a painting??...


Painting the light has a lot to do with. We will look at this & other aspects involved in creating these evocative scenes

All workshops are

(unless stated otherwise)

  • £70 per person

  • 10.30am - 4pm 

  • Held at Church House in Alcester, Warwickshire. B49 5AL 

  • Max. 12 students with plenty of one on one time

  • Suitable for all experience levels and abilities


I always aim for a friendly but productive and focused atmosphere.

I encourage people to paint whatever subject they like, all though will advise on most suitable for particular workshops.

There is at least one demonstration to illustrate the main points of the workshop in action.

With a small group of 12 I aim to give plenty of one on one tuition. We can really focus in on the individual needs of each student, and what they are hoping to achieve.

Bring your own lunch. Drinks & biscuits provided.

Animals & Birds

all mediums & abilities

Saturday 29th September '18

Whether painting them small in a landscape, painting a large group or making one or two animals the main focus of a painting a few fundamentals can make a huge difference to capturing that all important feeling of 'life'.

What we'll learn in this workshops should set you up to tackle and animal or bird with confidence.

Portraits from live model

all mediums & abilities

Various dates throughout year

This is incredibly rewarding & fun, whilst challenging.  It really sharpens up your observation skills & I noticed an instant improvement in my own painting

Come and give it a go!! 

£65 per person, small group