“I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it” Vincent Van Gogh
I have over 25 years’ experience as a professional artist and hold a Level 3 Certificate in Education and Training. I have expert skills in drawing and observation including wildlife and the figure. I teach oils, coloured pencil, graphite, acrylics and mixed media. I am also experienced at plein air painting.
I also have undergone two significant seasons in my career when I hit a wall and was unable to paint. Consequently, I understand the agonising struggles and frustrations of being creative and not being able to create ! However I can offer hope, from these times I emerged with a new direction and a new style. So if you are an artist, amateur or professional who requires someone to help you journey from A to B, I would love to help!
I am passionate about helping people find their own voice in art. Many of us often try and emulate our admired artist or follow the teacher however I believe each person is unique and has something special to bring. In group sessions or private tutorials, I will work with individuals to help them develop their drawing skills and technique, allowing them to explore who they are as an artist. This can happen even from the beginner stage; it is in grasping this that real creative enjoyment and satisfaction happens!
Sessions can be tailored to your needs. I have a particular interest in working outdoors, so sessions do not need to contained within 4 walls!! Please contact me if you would like to discuss an idea.
Online painting demos for art clubs and interest groups:
(Duration 90 mins)£80
One to one tutorial:
(Duration 60 mins): £55
(Duration 120 mins, max 5 people): £150
If covid regulations allow, I will be holding some outdoor painting sessions. These sessions will be as much a social occasion as a time of learning. There is power is drawing together! You learn faster, make new friends and share ideas on the creative journey!
I will be conducting sketch walks (5 mile) and plein air drawing days. These will have a maximum of 6 people per group. I will teach you how to listen and see. Art is mostly about learning to see; when you see well you create something that belongs only to you! These will involve drawing exercises and a finished piece. The workshops will be suitable to beginners up. These sessions are about enjoying nature, embracing peace and quiet and learning to see what is around you. Please contact me for further information.