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   Day to day information for students, and other news.

I am currently exhibiting in the

Society of East Anglian Watercolourists

Waterways Exhibition

6th September - 1st October 2023

Noon - 4pm Tuesday - Sunday

(Closed Mondays)

Babylon Gallery,

Waterside, Ely, CB7 4AU

The Classes 

You can view some of the lovely work produced during 2022-2023

on the 'Students Work' page.

Please note that if students need to contact me in the morning before their class, an email is best, and please send before 9.00am, when I check my emails before leaving home.

I am currently running three classes at Writtle village hall:

Life Drawing class.

The first Life Drawing class of this term will be on Friday September 22nd, and the model will be Becs.

The dates for the Autumn term will be:

September: 22nd, 29th, October: 6th, 20th, November: 3rd, 17th.

(Please note that there are some consecutive weeks.)

If you would like to join the life drawing class, please contact me - I currently have places available.  

I also run a 'drop in' list for people who would like to attend the odd class, and who I contact if any regular student is unable to attend a particular class.

Tuesday and Wednesday morning classes.

These are following my previous format, with a varied programme of short projects.

Tuesday September 26th:

This will be the final week of the project: Looking at the Line Drawings of Matisse. 

If you like you can chose a new subject/image, and make fresh charcoal drawings followed by simple line drawings as before. You might like to chose a different medium for your drawing this time, such as pens or brush and ink/paint.

Alternatively you could transfer your line drawing to another piece of paper and make a painting from your drawing, as Matise did.

Wednesday September 27th:

This will be the third and final week of the project: Looking at the brushwork of Vincent van Gogh.  You can either continue with the painting you have started or begin a new one. If you are starting a fresh painting, please bring drawing materials too so that you can make the line drawing first.


If you are unsure, please feel free to phone or (preferably) email me.

The dates for the Autumn term are as follows:

Tuesday:-  September: 12th, 19th, 26th,

October: 3rd, 10th, 17th, 31st,

November: 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th,

December: 5th.

Wednesday:- September: 13th, 20th, 27th,

October: 4th, 11th, 18th,

November: 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th,

December: 6th.

I offer three email watercolour courses:

Just One Brush, More Brushes, and No Brushes.

Each course comprises 8 pdf pages, packed with information, ideas and exercises, with plentiful coloured illustrations. 


The courses take the student through a series of steps, exploring the handling of brushes and other implements, and the nature of the paint itself, and encouraging a deeper understanding of the medium.

The exercises allow the student to practice and experiment with different techniques and concepts,

meanwhile growing in confidence as they build their skills.

They have been very well received by my students, so I am now happy to offer them more widely. 

They are designed to be worked on in order, but in fact each one can be studied on it's own.

Please get in touch if you would like to purchase any of the three courses.

£25.00 each.


I am not posting new challenges at present, but all the challenges can be found here.

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