I have been teaching painting and drawing for about 15 years. I have run private classes in water colour painting and drawing and worked for  an activities holiday company tutoring groups in India, Menorca and the Isles of Scilly. I am now a tutor for the Newlyn School of Art where I lead courses in water colour and expressive painting several times per year.. I love teaching and usually find I learn as much from students as they do from me. My way is to be supportive and encouraging and above all make learning fun. Confidence is all, once you relax and start to play creativity flows. I don’t teach by formula, it is important that everyone finds their own way, but  equally  I do believe that technical ground work is important. I work in all painting media and can teach all media.

Apart from working with groups at Newlyn I am available for tuition one to one or in small private groups. I am happy to help students build portfolios, or to offer support and mentoring for artists seeking support in developing their own work.

My next courses coming up at Newlyn School of Art will be

  • Expressive Painting – June 29 – July 1, 2015
  • One Week Landscape Course – July 13 – 19, 2015
  • Watercolour Painting – August 22 – 23, 2015
  • Watercolour Painting – November 14 – 15, 2015

I’m also leading a 5 day painting holiday on Tresco from September 17 – 21, 2015. This course is full but bookings are being taken for two holidays running September 2016. Contact Newlyn School or Art for further information.

Expressive painting course at Newlyn

Teaching section - Still life class at Newlyn School of Art