Workshop Dates for 2013/2014 (all in South Derbyshire)
- 19th October 2013 - Autumn fruits and flowers
- 16th November 2013 - Autumn leaves and seed heads
- 15th March 2014 - Spring flowers
- 12th April 2014 - To be decided
- 17th May 2014 - Iris
- 14th June 2014 - Summer fruits
- 12th July 2014 - Summer flowers
Day workshops run between 10am ? 4pm and are £48 per person. Places are limited to 10.
To reserve a place and check availability please contact me on: 01332 746172 / 07914536848 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Other classes and tuition
I am available for private tuition, and run workshops, please contact me to register interest in workshops or private tuition and go on the mailing list.
Currently I am teaching botanical illustration and watercolour painting for the WEA in Derby and Belper (Derbyshire), a few places are left on the Belper course starting September 2013; new courses will run from January 2014.
I also teach a course in drawing and watercolours at Chellaston Academy, Click Here or Telephone 01332 706817 and ask for Karen Green or Dave Swainston - for information on availability and future courses
"Although I had painted in the past I had used acrylic as my media and had painted in an abstract style. I had recently started using watercolour, trying out landscapes and seascapes. I really wanted to know how to go about constructing flowers in watercolour. I had read various books but felt that I would benefit from having some tuition and found Cheryl on the SAA website. She came to my house and I had 4 hours of nonstop learning. I learnt how to construct a drawing, the prospective and little tips on how to hide the pencil lines. This was very useful as I could see how to get started. We discussed colour, painting techniques and shadows which was an area which I had struggled, in the past. I then painted my selected flower under her patient guidance. I was so very pleased with the results and for 3-4 days following the tuition I had the confidence to paint several more flowers."
I found Cheryl?s teaching technique suited me down to the ground. She was personable, concise and knowledgeable showing each technique and answering the questions I had. I felt that I got more than the ability to paint flowers, I learned how to draw all over again. I would not hesitate to recommend her as she has truly helped me onto my road with watercolour." August 2013
"I thoroughly enjoy Cheryl?s botanical workshops at Barrow on Trent, and in particular being one of a small group of eight participants in a relaxed learning environment. The themed workshops are very well planned and some lovely botanical materials are provided. Cheryl?s excellent teaching skills, combined with her professional demonstrations, guided practice and reinforcement, produce a well rounded day. Cheryl enthusiastically demonstrates techniques in both drawing and the use of watercolour and shows how these techniques combine to show the colour and form of her particular style of portraying natural subjects. Cheryl is, however, very flexible and adjusts to my specific learning needs as a beginner with a medical condition, as well as coping with more experienced students alongside myself. I have attended many of Cheryl?s workshops and eagerly look forward to the next one." - July 2012
"Many thanks for the photograph you sent of the snapdragon. Thank you also for a great workshop which I enjoyed very much -a lovely relaxing atmosphere, an excellent tutor - all in all, a marvellous day watercolour painting. I can thoroughly recommend a workshop with Cheryl." - 2012
"Cheryl Wilbraham is a notable painter. Whether her works in botanical art are life size or enlarged they have impact , are lovely to look at and have great wall appeal . A respected teacher of flower painting, she is a good demonstrator and gives hands-on advice and guidance at her workshops. There is always a colourful array of plants and flowers for her students to select specimens from to draw and paint . The chance to join one of Cheryl's classes is an enjoyable experience and one which I am happy to recommend and by the way, there is soft background music to listen to which is so relaxing and is a bonus !" - 2012
"I first heard about Cheryl when my grandmother went to one of her art lessons and told me about the techniques she had learnt. I was really hoping to have some art lessons over the summer and from what my grandmother had said I thought Cheryl would be the perfect fit. As I haven?t ever done much watercolour before I really wanted to lean the techniques. My lesson with Cheryl was very enjoyable and informative, as she took me through all the techniques that she thought would benefit me. She really took the time to get to know how I like to work so we could make the most of the time we had for the lesson. I would highly recommend going to have a lesson with Cheryl and I will be going back again soon."
"Having just bought a fabulous watercolour painting of Anemones by Cheryl Wilbraham, cannot stop looking at it, it?s lovely, and I?m thrilled to bits with it. I have also had a painting lesson from Cheryl in July, bought for me by my son and daughter in law, and found Cheryl charming and very easy to learn from and inspired me to carry on painting." - 2012.
After qualifying in Scientific and Natural History Illustration from Blackpool College, Cheryl worked for several years as a successful freelance Illustrator working with leading Artists Agent ‘The garden studio’, producing illustrations for use in publishing and advertising for clients which included, Country Living Magazine, Tesco, Sainsbury, Marshall Cavendish, Ward Lock and Times Books.
During this time she also worked as a freelance finished artist for a company specialising in the area of thematic cartography. Working on many of the Times Thematic atlases producing illustrations and creating new and amending existing artworks including the Times Atlas of World History (4th Edition) and Times Concise Atlas of World History and Times Atlas of past Worlds.
She qualified as a tutor in adult education and began teaching in community education in the mid nineties.
Cheryl is inspired to paint by the colour, structure and form of all botanical and natural history subjects. Her aim is to represent and respond to what she sees in a way which will bring out the individual beauty of each subject. Whilst most of her work is detailed and realistic she also enjoys producing paintings in a style which is a little more immediate which hopefully helps to keep her watercolours vibrant and fresh.
She was awarded the St Cuthbert’s Mill Award by the SBA in 2009, accepted for associate membership in 2010 and elected to full membership in 2011.Cheryl was awarded a Silver- Gilt medal by the RHS in 2010.
Melbourne Festival Derbyshire 2006
- Ingleby Gallery, Derbyshire 2006
- Gallery 92 Derbyshire 2006
- Gallery 52 Derbyshire 2006
- Ashby Festival Open Exhibition 2007.
- Melbourne Festival Derbyshire 2007
- Society of Botanical Artists, Westminster Hall 2008
- Patchings Art Festival June 2008
- Ticknall Art Festival August 2008
- Melbourne Festival Derbyshire 2008
- Society of Botanical Artists, Westminster Hall 2009
- Melbourne Festival Derbyshire 2009
- Judith Blacklock Flower Gallery, Knightsbridge, London 2009
- Fishers Solicitors, Ashby de la Zouch 2009
- Society of Floral Painters, Compton Acres Dorset, 2010
- Society of Botanical Artists, Westminster Hall April 2010
- Melbourne Festival Workshop, 24th April 2010
- Derbyshire Open Arts, Weston-on-Trent May 2010
- RHS Gardeners World Live, NEC Birmingham June 2010, Awarded a Silver Gilt Medal.
- The Great Dome Art fair, Buxton, Derbyshire, July 2010
- Art in The Gardens: Sheffield Botanical Garden, Sept 2010
- Melbourne Arts Festival: Melbourne, Derbyshire, Sept 2010
- Sharpe?s Pottery Museum, South Derbyshire, March 2011
- Society of Botanical Artists, Westminster Hall April 2011
- Derbyshire Open Arts - May 2011
- Patchings Art Craft and Design Festival - June 2011
- Ferrers Gallery, Staunton Harold Derbyshire - July 2011
- Great Dome Art Exhibition, Buxton Derbyshire - July 2011
- Melbourne Arts Festival: Melbourne, Derbyshire, Sept 2011
- The Gallery, Melbourne Derbyshire - November /December 2011
- Rufford Abbey, Nottinghamshire, November / December 2011
- Melbourne Arts Festival, Derbyshire September 2012
- Society of Botanical Artists Exhibition, Palmengarten, Frankfurt, October / November 2012
- Chatsworth House, Derbyshire January / February 2013
- Sock Gallery, Loughborough April 2013
- Cathedral Gallery, Derby May 2013
- PDA Great Dome Art Fair, Buxton, Derbyshire July 2013
Society of Botanical Artists(St. Cuthbert's mill Award) 2009
Society of floral Painters President's Award ( highly commended) 2010
RHS Silver Gilt Medal BBC Gardeners World at NEC 2010
Drawing, Gouache, Pencil/Charcoal, Watercolour
Botanical Illustration, Flowers And Gardens, Trees and Foliage, Wild Flowers