I'm in the Wigan / Warrington area and run Workshops and Demonstrations around the art groups, and come out as far as Chorlton. I paint in all media; Watercolour, Acrylic, Oil, Pastel.
I've been painting for a few years now, and have always enjoyed it.
I know there are several art groups around Cheshire, and you could do worse than looking at the "Members near me" tab at the top of the page.
I hope that being part of SAA inspires you to paint more, so welcome to SAA!
Very best wishes and good luck,
PA and RSC Wigan / Warrington / St Helens