I tutor courses, workshops and holidays and am available for demonstrations and workshops for art groups and societies. Primarily a landscape artist, I work in watercolour, pen and wash, oils, and sketching media such as pencil, ink, and charcoal.
I run my own workshops and courses, as well as tutoring for commercial art centres such as West Norfolk Art Centre, Castle Rising.
I have a great love of teaching and enjoy encouraging other artists of all abilities. I firmly believe that in order to successfully paint the landscape, one needs a good connection to it. Consequently my boots have trodden the footpaths of Britain, Europe, USA, India and South Africa, always with a sketchbook in my rucksack!
I was born in London in 1948, and moved to West Norfolk in the early 1980's. There, inspired by the big skies and wide open spaces, I started to make paintings of the landscape. I had no formal schooling in art, but somehow, and rather late, the idea of painting in watercolour (and more recently in oils) crept up on me. I was very fortunate to get good adult tuition and I gradually acquired the techniques that enabled me to make my dream of painting become reality. These days the wheel has come full circle, and I spend a lot of time giving tuition to others, in the hope that art will be as life-changing for them as it has been for me. The inspiration for my paintings comes directly from the landscape, wherever I am. I spend a lot of time just walking and looking, and as the miles roll by I become ever more in awe of the beauty and power of the landscape. It was divinely created for us, and has been refined and honed by us over countless centuries. I have one or two solo exhibitions each year, and I usually have work in several East Anglian galleries. Many of my original paintings are available as prints or as greetings cards. I love to teach and to encourage others in their art. I tutor a variety of courses, workshops and holidays, both for Art Centres and ones that I organise myself. Full details of everything I do are on my tuition and events pages. I undertake demonstrations and workshops for art groups in East Anglia and beyond. To discuss any of my tuition activities, please telephone me on 01485 541333 or email me via the contact page on my website www.learnwatercolour.com I look forward to meeting many of you, somewhere along the painter's path!
I generally hold one or two solo exhibitions per year in the West Norfolk area. I am a member of the Dersingham Art Trail too, so why not visit my studio. The next event is at the end of November, but you are welcome to visit anytime, providing you contact me first.
Over the years I have exhibited with the Royal Watercolour Society, Laing Landscape Painting Competition, and many regional exhibitions such as the Eastern Open.
In 2014 I will be celebrating twenty-one years as an artist, with a major solo exhibition at the King's Lynn Arts Centre. I hope to see you there!
Work selected for the Royal Watercolour Society's open exhibition at the Bankside Gallery, London in 2004, 2006 and 2008.
Oils, Pen & Ink, Pen And Wash, Pencil/Charcoal, Watercolour
Landscape, Seascapes and Water, Skies, Townscapes, Trees and Foliage