I run regular Bob Ross classes in several Counties on a either a Saturday or Sunday. The class locations are; Aldershot, Woodchurch and Hadlow in Kent, Hayes in Middx, Radlett in Herts, Beaconsfield in Buckinghamshire and Cockfosters North London.
I also teach privately on a one-to-one basis Mon - Fri.
These subjects are of the students choice.
All materials are supplied by myself so all the student has to do is "turn-up". At the end of the day everyone goes home with a finished painting.
To see what is taught at the classes please visit one of my other websites at..http://mysite.wanadoo-members.co.uk/maryboudier
or call gary on 020 8482 5694
As like many of you I started out in my schools art class having fun. After leaving school I started to experiment with other mediums and crafts. I had successful business's in Flower arranging and decorative cake making, I also started to learn calligraphy.
My main love was painting and I carried on doing some still life and portrait work, until one day in 1995 I saw the "Joy of Painting" with Bob Ross on TV. Within weeks I had tracked down one of the original English Instructors and had booked a three day course with her. She told me at the class that she thought I would make a great Instructor and later sent me the paperwork to sign onto the training courses in Holland. Over the next few years I qualified to teach all three techniques, they are Landscapes, Flowers and Wildlife. I ran my first class in 1998 and at the end of the day it was a real pleasure looking at the peoples faces who had completed their first ever Bob Ross painting. Even today, that feeling is still with me. I have now held over 420 classes, had more than 4,600 students, and at least 95% of these were first time painters.
My workshops are open to everyone who wants to learn to paint. I have various workshops, but the easiest for beginners are the Bob Ross workshops. These are held in London, Middlesex, Hertfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Kent and Aldershot.
These are run each year at Arundel in West Sussex. These are not Bob Ross Holidays, althogh 99% of the materials used are Bob Ross. The breaks run from Mon-Fri, with accomodation from Sunday - Thursday night. There is a web site for the breaks at:
If you would like any further information on the breaks, please contact me.
There is a permanent exhibition for about 120 of my paintings at the North Middlesex Hospital, north London. Roughly 40 of these can be seen along their new "Long Corridor", the rest are placed on various wards.
As from 2004 there will be a permanent Exhibition at The Swan, Arundel, in West Sussex. These paintings are also for sale.
Bob Ross Landscape (CRI)
Bob Ross Floral (CRFI)
Bob Ross Wildlife (CRWI)
Calligraphy Certificate Modules (1,2,3)
Floral Arrangement Certificate Modules (1,2,3)
Letter of appreciation from St James Palace, Prince Charles's office, in connection with the North Middlesex Hospital.
Recognition by the Kings Fund for contributions to the "Long Corridor" project at the North Middlesex Hospital. Please see Exhibitions.
Nominated jointly with my husband Gary, a local author and Bob Ross Instructor, for The Pride of North London Award. I was nominated for my art work and charitable contributions. Gary was nominated for his books on local history.
There is a picture of us, taken by the local newspaper on http://mysite.wanadoo-members.co.uk/maryboudier
Acrylics, Canvas, Collage, Drawing, Mixed Media, Oils
Animals, Calligraphy, Figure, Flowers And Gardens, Impressionism, Landscape, Old Masters, Portrait, Seascapes and Water, Skies, Still Life, Trees and Foliage, Wildlife