I am excited to announce that my programme of workshops and classes for 2023 is now available! There's lots of new workshops to try together with some popular favourites from last year, and all dates can be booked through the online shop.
NEW FOR 2023 Series of 1-day Coastal Elements workshops
Cloud Creations | 1-day workshop | £125
Exploring individual Coastal Elements this 1 day workshop focuses on painting different types of clouds. Learn techniques and principles to help you understand clouds and discover ways to paint them imaginatively, injecting energy and atmosphere into your work. This workshop will also equip you to use clouds as a powerful compositional tool for enhancing all your landscape paintings.
Beach Reflections | 1-day workshop | £125
Exploring individual Coastal Elements this 1 day workshop focuses on painting the beach and the magic of reflections in wet sand. Painting workshops take place with me in my spacious and well equipped studio in the heart of the stunning Pembrokeshire Coast National Park. All materials and equipment are provided so all you need to do is turn up with a willingness to learn and have fun!
Wonderful Waves | 1-day workshop | £125
Exploring individual Coastal Elements this 1 day workshop will focus specifically on painting waves. Learn about the anatomy and movement of waves in different conditions and ways to describe them in paint. Discover a range of techniques for painting the different parts of waves, how to make them appear tranluscent, and how to capture their energy and movement!
Sensational Sunsets | 1-day workshop | £125
Exploring the individual Coastal Elements this 1 day workshop will focus on painting sunsets. We will look at the light effects and colour relationships that occur at this time of day and you will learn how to balance and control them.
NEW FOR 2023 Landscape workshops
Interpreting the Landscape | 2-day workshop | £250
Gain a fearless approach to landscape painting and learn the skills to enable you to simplify what you see and create strong paintings that are uniquely yours. We'll combine some work outdoors with work in the studio. Clear instruction with demos, along with practical exercises and learning through playful experimentation, using acrylic paint (and other optional materials).
Coastal Landscapes | 3-day workshop | £375
This 3-day workshop focuses on the different elements of painting the coastal landscape - land, sea and sky - during which we will work on multiple paintings. I'll help you free up your landscape / seascape paintings and enliven them with colour and movement. You will gain a range of painting skills and the confidence to use them fearlessly! Clear instruction with demos, along with practical exercises and learning through experimentation using acrylics.
Loosen up your Landscapes | 3-day workshop | £375
This workshop will focus on simplifying elements of the landscape to enable individual interpretation and self expression. Ideal for representational painters who would like to loosen up their painting and venture towards more abstract work. We will begin by going out into the landscape to gather reference material, ie making sketches/studies (en plein air), taking photos and collecting other found materials. Back in the studio we'll discuss ways of using these source materials creatively. You will also receive prompts to get you thinking differently about the subject and your entire approach to painting. Working simultaneously on multiple paintings, we will build up a body of work that will give you practical ways to transform your landscape paintings and set you on the path to further developing your paintings in your own unique style.
Popular favourites from 2022
Get to Grips with Oils | 3-day workshop | £375
This is fun intensive workshop will teach you everything you need to know about using these slippery but extremely satisfying paints! With clear instruction, demonstrations and practical exercises, you will gain an understanding of how oil behaves differently than other types of paint and how to control it, and a range of oil painting techniques, including staining, glazing, impasto, and sfumato. I will help you This workshop will give you the confidence you need to get started with this rich and rewarding medium and the knowledge to approach it fearlessly!BOOK YOUR PLACE for Wednesday 6th to Friday 8th September 2023
Weekly Evening Classes | 6 week course | Tuesday evenings | £225
Relaxed and sociable weekly evening sessions that will run over a 6 week 'term' to help you improve your painting whatever your starting point! You will gain a range of painting skills, an understanding of different materials, techniques and concepts, and build confidence with your own paintings. Clear instruction with demos, along with practical exercises and learning through experimentation using acrylics or mixed media.