Monday, 1 August 2022


August Monthly Tutorial

A warm Summers day spent in the cool shade beside the beautiful clear waters of the River Derwent. How perfect is that for the artist.

Shades of many Greens, dappled light, reflections broken by ripples in the stream.

I started with loose washes, added texture and colour with many techniques, all included in the step by step video demonstration. This video demonstration was a joy to paint and one I’m sure you will enjoy.

If you have always wanted to have a go at painting a flowing river scene and never quite known where to start, then this tutorial is the one for you, with step by step video demonstration and unique Personal feedback on your painting.

This tutorial includes, a material list, Sketch, step by step word document with plenty of photographs, video demonstration and Personal feedback with extra handy tips. All sent by email.

Price £10

Monday, 25 July 2022

Ullswater Way

Ullswater Way

Painted in Pastel


Learn how to be confident in Watercolor.


I think the national flower of the Lake District should be the Beautiful Foxglove, and what better flower to paint in watercolour. Let me show you how, in my Video demonstration and how I buzzed a couple of Bees into play.


My Inspirational tutorial is relaxing, yet at the same time fun and informative, with everything you need to produce a stunning painting of these fabulous Foxgloves.

Including Step by step instructions with materials and Video Demonstration step by step.

If you would personal feedback on your painting with extra advice and personal tips, just send me back a photo of your finished work. This is an unique part of my tutorials, I love to see students grow with confidence in their painting approach, it's amazing what positives you can gain from the feedback.


Sunday, 17 July 2022

Monthly Art Tutorial.

Seascape July Monthly project 

We all need a little inspiration, how many times have you looked at a blank piece of paper and not known what to paint. My monthly Tutorials will inspire new techniques and ideas with personal written feedback given to help gain confidence and encouragement to improve your artwork at the same time giving that all important boost of Inspiration.

New projects each month including Step by step instructions, material list, video demonstration and personal feedback £10.00 for each tutorial.

It's an art class, but in a different sense, you can attend from anywhere in the world.

If you fancy a bit of inspiration, and learning some new techniques, why not give it a go.

 Be inspired once a month and Learn new painting skills with my selection of written tutorials.

 My Monthly Art Class link

Thursday, 2 December 2021

Online watercolour course set in the English Lake District.


Is there a better present than giving someone the gift to paint. My online courses do just that, with step by step instructions, video demonstration and personal feedback.

If you're stuck for ideas on what to buy this Christmas, why not The Gift to paint. 

For those who fancy painting the English Lake District, this course is for you, and it can be taken not on a Cumbrian fell side but in the comfort of your home, no matter where you are.

Monday, 15 November 2021

Hydrangea Watercolour



I watch my Hydrangea grow throughout the year.

From tiny buds, that strong Green leaves appear.

 Balloons of Tiny delicate flowers. 

Drooping in weight,

refusing to be held in upright standing position.

But everlasting to the end

A rainbow of muted hues.

Even when life is no longer flowing

They gave beauty to the admirer.

Painted in Watercolours

Size 12 x 15 inches approx including Ivory Mount


For more details email

Friday, 28 May 2021

Mindful watercolour painting :Lilacs


What better feeling to pick a couple of Lilacs in flower

Sit and look at the flowers

Close your eyes and imagine the shapes
Take in the scent, bring back memories or just imagine a warm sunny day.

Try out a few colours in your palette
Cobalt Violet was one of mine

Look at the flowers take in the smells and just let the brush loaded with paint
Make a few shapes, lifting on and off the paper.

Step back and look at the beauty of the flower and paint a few more shapes with a stronger hue

Enjoy the moment.

Here is a link to my demonstration of painting Lilacs