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   Day to day information for students, and other news.

I am currently exhibiting in the 

Spring Exhibition of 

The Society of East Anglian Watercolourists

from 8th May to 19th May.

at The Old Goods Shed, Clare Castle Country Park,

Clare, Suffolk, CO10 8NW

(Open 10.30am to 4.30pm daily)


The Classes 

You can view some of the lovely work produced in the classes recently

on the 'Students Work' page.

Students please note that if you need to contact me in the morning before the 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 next class will be on May 24th, and the model will be Emily.

Dates for Summer term will be: April: 19th, 26th, May: 10th, 24th, June: 7th, July: 5th.

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. Let me know if you would like to be added to this list, or if you would like to try out a class.

Tuesday and Wednesday morning classes.

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


The next class will be on May 14th.

We will be continuing the project: Figures in a Landscape. 

Please bring reference material for your background, which can be a landscape, townscape, beach scene or any scene where you can put figures. 

You might like to have some ideas for the figures you will be using, or you can make them up as we go along. Medium of your choice.


The next class will be on May 15th.

We will be continuing with the project: Looking at the Work of Dame Laura Knight. 

Click here for a link to a short video about her.

This is a useful one, but you can find others if you Google her.

We have discussed various aspects of her work, so bring along your reference material for whatever subject you have chosen.

The Summer term dates will be:

Tuesdays:- April: 16th, 23rd, 30th,

May: 7th, 14th, 21st,

June: 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th,

July: 2nd, 9th.

Wednesdays:- April:17th, 24th,

May: 1st, 8th, 15th, 26th,

June: 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th,

July: 3rd, 10th.

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,

 if you feel like having a go.

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