I demonstrate and run workshops for art groups within a 100 mile radius of
Bristol, beginners to advanced and specialising in Watercolour.
If you would like to book me for a visit to your group, please contact me on 0117 9563272
to discuss details, or email me at: [email protected]
I am also tutoring several painting holidays at exciting and varied locations for 2015:
The Spirit of Portugal in Watercolour'
Painting holiday with 'Art in the Algarve' - April 29th - May 6th 2015
Olhao presents the watercolour painter with a wonderful variety of exciting
and colourful subject matter. On this course Paul will guide you through
his techniques for capturing the rustic buildings, vibrant markets, waterfront moorings
and spirit of the place in a loose, impressionistic style.
With studio lessons and plenty of on-site sketching and painting, there will also be advice
on selecting subjects, composition, adding figures to a scene and creating a
sense of light, mood and atmosphere in your work. Aimed at artists who are confident with the watercolour basics and wish to develop their plein air strategy and a looser style.
Organised by 'Art in the Algarve', an established company with a strong reputation
for exceptional art holidays, please see their website for further details and
A VISION OF FRANCE IN WATERCOLOUR - 18th - 25th JULY 2015
Join Paul for a wonderful painting week in the Parc Naturel du Perigord-Limousin, South West France.
Surrounded by truly inspiring subject matter, this painting holiday will focus on developing your confidence and creative approach to plein air painting, as well as producing on site sketches that can be used for reference to paint from later in the studio.
Paul is an award winning artist and encouraging tutor, and teaches a painting strategy based on the
key principles of good design, sound drawing, creative control of the watercolour basics and expressive
brush work. We all see the world around us differently and whilst Paul favours a loose, impressionistic approach, these principles apply to any style and he is keen to help you develop and express your own creative vision.
With instructive demonstrations and personal guidance, he will offer advice on choosing subjects, composition and tonal sketches, as well as techniques for capturing the light, mood, atmosphere and character of the rural villages, local market and beautiful landscape.
Please see www.shades-of-france.com for details of the venue, prices and booking information.
WELLS AND THE SOMERSET LANDSCAPE IN WATERCOLOUR 7th - 11th SEPTEMBER 2015
I am delighted to have been asked by ALPHA PAINTING HOLIDAYS to tutor a week in the historic city of Wells and the surrounding Somerset landscape.
From the Bishop's Palace with its tranquil moat and reflections, to the beautiful rural settings of Cheddar, Priddy and Kilver Court, Wells is a superb location for a creative painting holiday.
Combining informative studio lessons with plenty of on-site sketching and painting, there will be advice on choosing subjects, composition and tonal sketches, as well as techniques for capturing the atmospheric effects of light and shade, trees, skies, water and reflections, simplifying architecture and adding figures to a scene.
Accommodation for the course will be at 'The Swan Hotel' which has a unique charm, offering guests modern amenities in a beautiful traditional setting with a homely feel. The hotel is steeped in 600 years of history and is in the heart of the historic City of Wells, yet set back in a quiet street with views of the Cathedral and within walking distance of amenities and painting locations.
Single Occupancy - £695
Double Occupancy - £650
Non Painting Partner - £435
Non-Residential - £440
For further details and to book your place please contact ALPHA PAINTING HOLIDAYS
through their website: www.alphapaintingholidays.com
CAPTURE THE MAGIC OF SPAIN IN WATERCOLOUR - SEPTEMBER 2015
Join Paul for a relaxing and creative week of plein air watercolour, capturing the light,
mood and atmosphere of this wonderful and inspiring location.
From beautiful Spanish landscapes to colourful street scenes, Xativa Castle and the
vibrant local market, Paul will guide you through his techniques for capturing the
spirit of Spain in a loose, impressionistic style.
With regular demonstrations, studio lessons and on-site sketching and painting,
there will also be advice on selecting subjects, composition and adding figures
to a scene to create a sense of scale and movement.
This course is ideal for artists who are confident with the watercolour basics
and wish to develop their plein air strategy and a looser style.
Whilst some materials will be provided by the venue, it's always wise to go
prepared with what you are used to using. For those who require some guidance here,
please email Paul for full details.
FOR FURTHER DETAILS AND BOOKING INFORMATION, PLEASE VISIT