Saturday, 25 May 2013

 Studio Workshops

A few images of the relaxed but rewarding and challenging workshops that I tutor with groups such as the National Trust and the Wildlife Trusts. All these images are from The Old Coastguard Station at Robin Hoods Bay in North Yorkshire. Look out for my workshops this year 2013 
 Lunch times are a special treat with both hot and cold food. Soup, hot rolls and piping hot sausage rolls followed by a selection of salads, cheeses, quiche, pickles and chutneys and a wide selection of fruit. In between painting, tea and coffee, all of which goes a long way to make a special day even better with a finished painting to take home.
People are always amazed, and often overwhelmed that they can finish a painting in a single workshop, just one day. The standard of work they achieve builds masses of confidence for work later when they are at home or for painting outdoors. I try to show style, ideas and techniques that they will not have tried or even attempted before. It's exciting for me to see people, many who have not painted since school days, pick up a brush and be swept away by what they can do.
 I always demonstrate and take the work step by step. Showing how I work, and bringing along my own work at different stages for people to see and to inspire ideas and confidence. More often than not as a group we work on a defined image, in the case of these images a moorland copse of evergreens and bracken and heather in Autumn. This allows for each individual to see what art is truly about, no two images are ever the same. All who attend bring there own style and ideas to life, even though they don't think they can at first.
All ages and abilities, side by side, encouraging, chatting, laughing and enjoying playing with an image that they can see develop before them. Always pushing each one, I try to get the most out of what they can do, and encourage them to go a little further with an idea and then step back, re-work a section of the work and then move on again. Come along and try for yourself.

Come and Enjoy a Studio Workshop

You can go from my web-site at to my workshop details. Telephone me on 01751 432 948 or e-mail

You will be made very welcome and enjoy some good company. Have a great lunch and take home something to be proud of as a gift or for your own home.

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