I just love watercolour!
I am a professional artist totally dedicated to watercolour.
I do work in other media but watercolour will always be my first choice.
I love the feel of it and the sense of adventure I have with it. You just never know exactly what it is going to do. You think you're in charge, in control, and sometimes it behaves beautifully and does just what you want and then, occasionally, it takes off on it's own and leads you into unexpected and more interesting places. The trick is to go with it - follow instead of lead and make exciting discoveries. Let the painting develop rather than stick rigidly to the plan you started with. To start with a plan, an idea, is essential of course but to leave yourself open to discovery is necessary too.
I run my own Watercolour Painting School in East Sussex (est. 1992) with weekly classes at Framfield and Forest Row and a Saturday Workshop once a month. And, as an experienced tutor, I also act as visiting tutor to many of the local Art Groups so please contact me if you would like me to tutor your group. I am a Member of the Association of Sussex Artists.
Art Groups visited to date:
Art Events, Reigate Mayfield Art Group Arlington Art Group
Withyham Art Group Copthorne Art Group East Grinstead Art Society
Felbridge Art Group Cross-in-Hand Art Group Spectrum Art Group
Dorking Art Group Crowborough Art Group Ashurst Art Group
East Sussex Arts Club, Hastings Alfriston Art Group Bexhill Art Society
Headcorn Art Group Pevensey Bay Art Club Patcham Art Group
Phoenix Art Group, Berwick, Sx New Romney Art Group Weald of Sussex Art Group
Previously, for many years, I tutored at Residential Colleges in the UK and ran painting holidays in France
Inniemore School of Painting, Isle of Mull, Scotland
The Old Rectory, Fittleworth, West Sussex
Earnley Concourse, Chichester, West Sussex
Wye Valley Arts Centre, St. Briavels, Glos.
Trelan, Puy l'Eveque. France