Day to day information for students, and other news.

The Classes 

Please note that if you need to contact me in the morning before your 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.

Next class will be October 14. The model will be Terry.

If any previously signed-up students wanted to join the life drawing class, please contact me. The class is currently full, but I am running a 'drop in' list of students, who I contact if any enrolled student is unable to attend a class.

Tuesday and Wednesday morning classes.

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

Tuesday October 4th and Wednesday 5th.

We will be starting our new project on Gustav Klimt.

I have shown a selection of his work in the slide show, but you may like to have a look online, or in a book if you have one, at the wide range of subjects he painted. Spend some time considering which aspects of his work interest you most, and how you are going to use them.

Please bring one or more images to work from, along with paints in whatever medium you like.

Gold paint is nice! - but not essential.


PLEASE NOTE that both my Tuesday and Wednesday classes will continue with all the Covid safety policies after half term, ie. face coverings, ventilation, social distancing, etc., regardless of government guidelines.

In the Life Drawing class, in the larger room, face coverings will be optional, but all the other policies will remain. 

These decisions will be reviewed and changed if I feel that circumstances have deteriorated. 

Zoom Life Drawing 

Sadly, due to falling numbers and other modelling commitments, Terry will no longer be running the Zoom life drawing sessions.

Thank you Terry, for 18 months of amazing, imaginative poses, and and for making us work so hard on Monday evenings!

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.