I don't consider myself a 'teacher'. I share my knowledge, experience and techniques with others, guiding them with the methods that work for me, but always keen for people to discover their own talents. My recent workshops have included an Introduction to Portraits and Introduction to Wildife painting. These were one day work shops, so concentrated on getting results fast. I am very much about firing people up and delight in seeing them produce work that is better than they imagined they would do!
For a more considered approach, I also offer one to one tuition. This could be in portraiture, wildlife, pet portraits, landscape or seascapes. I can even help people with caricatures!
My preferred mediums are oils, pastels and acrylics but have experience in watercolour and gouache as well. I ask my students what they hope to gain from their time with me and listen to what they say. I hope we can work together one day to find out what further talents you have to discover!
Please contact me if you are interested in tuition, workshops or demonstrations at email@example.com or on 01884 242531
Recently featured on Sky Arts Portrait Artist of the Year.
Self taught, I began copying photos from books, then my own photos, devoured art books and magazines, did some life classes and visited exhibitions for inspiration. I joined the local art society and entered competitions, all to keep me motivated as I was still holding down a full-time job in retail.
My art has taken me from windswept moors to the Hollywood Hills, Times Square to Maasai village. I am flexible with medium and subject, but specialize in portraiture and wildlife, enjoying acrylic, pastel and oils. For years I shied away from teaching till I replaced the word with 'sharing' Now I can't get enough of sharing what I do and how I do it with art groups, individuals and students! I seek to inspire through my paintings and by providing practical, no- nonsense advice, and by de-mystifying the process of painting. I love to see people grow in confidence and ability, taking a sledge-hammer to mental blocks that may have been put there from an early age.
Since climbing Kilimanjaro for my 40th birthday I have not stopped dedicating myself to my art and helping others to reignite their creative selves. Two solo exhibitions, a stack of commissions and an article in International Artist magazine have boosted my desire to share how I paint with as many people as possible, and to help lift their painting abilities to a new level!
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Winner of Best in Show at the Association of Animal Artists exhibition, Animals in Art 2013 for Flamingo pastel Black & Pink.
Short listed for the International Artist Magazine Competition April /May 2012: Landscapes.
Various Awards of Merit and Best Painting awards, Tiverton Art Society.
Short listed for Artist of the Year 2012, Artists & Illustrators Magazine
Short listed for Sky Arts Portrait Artist of the Year Award 2013.
Acrylics, Oils, Pastels, Pencil/Charcoal
Animals, Cartoons, Landscape, Pet Portrait, Portrait, Trees and Foliage, Waterways and Canals, Wildlife