For beginers and improvers, you will find something to suit you

I am sure that you will find something within these pages that will suit you. There are two hour weekly lessons, one day Saturday workshops, life classes and painting holidays

class sizes: demo

to give you the maximum individual attention I feel it is important to reduce the class size. And so I have

mited each class size to a maximum of eight and 13 in the painting holidays


working to improve individual styles:

my aim is not to teach people to paint like me but to encourage individual styles.

September 16, 1926

beginners and improvers alike:

I cater for both beginners and improvers. With the beginners I go right from the very basics of watercolour painting over a period of time. The improvers can take part in this, and I would recommend it before going on to improving individual techniques.

September 16, 1926

Whats New:

Ready To Paint Sketches


I am producing ready to paint sketches from sketches that I have done on painting holidays and sketching days out, I then scan these into the computer and then print them on to Saunders Waterford paper. This takes away the fear of spending two or three hours sketching and then making a mistake while painting. The student knows that all I need to do is press a button and they will have another sketch to work from.

updated 20.8.2011



Life Classes Once A Month

I am now running life classes once a month, instruction is given on sketching and using the key measure to get the proportions correct. it is a real challenge and one that will improve your sketching immensely.

Updated: August 21st 2011.


Recent Events:

The 2013 painting holidays


We have now come to the finish of the 2013 watercolour painting holidays. The last one was in Northumberland based at Chillingham Castle which was an amazing experience for all. We now look forward to June of next year in the Lake District.

Updated: September 15th 2013

New!!! life classes once a month' ..

The Due to popular demand, I am going to run a life class once a month. It will work in conjunction with the Saturday workshops that also run once a month and so the two will alternate. If you are interested in either please contact me and I will supply you with a list of dates.



sketching days around Derbyshire

These are just single days, on a Saturday. If you are interested in taking part on these please let me have your name and address and telephone number and I will notify you of the day's. Assistance and materials can be supplied were necessary. If you are a complete beginner please let me know so I can arrange extra tuition for you.

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painting holidays

These are becoming more and more popular, if you have never tried one please do, you will really enjoy them. We do about four painting holidays a year mostly in the northern part of England.It does not matter if you are new to painting or an improver, as much time as possible will be given to the individual and for the complete beginner all the basics of colour mixing, perspective and the use of the key measure will be given at the beginning of the holiday.

painting demos

I am also available for painting demos either at my studio or a painting demo at your location. My studio is capable of holding approximately 12 with tea and coffee making facilities available. Please contact me if either is of interest to you.




private lessons

artistThese are available but of course on a one-to-one basis it must be mirrored in the cost. If you are interested in one-to-one tuition please contact me and we will set a time mutually convenient.



Ready to Paint Sketches

Ready to paint sketches

The ready to paint sketches are designed to help new comers to watercolour painting to get the finished product as easily as possible before moving on to working from their own material. They come on good quality water colour paper with permanent ink that won't run when paint is applied.

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