All my workshops are about learning how to paint expressively, across the spectrum from abstraction to representation. Learning to paint freely and from imagination. Rather than teaching how to paint like I do, my aim is to encourage and help students to find their natural way of drawing and painting.


I run a number of workshop "series" each year and each series looks at different elements of painting expressively. I choose different topics to keep the workshops fresh and interesting with new learning to be gained each time. Each workshop in the series is stand alone, you just choose a date which suits. That said, many people come on more than one day in a series, to have another go at the exercises and consolidate learning.


My workshops are suitable for all abilities including complete beginners. Participants come with varying goals - professional artists wanting to 'loosen up' their style or find new directions, art teachers seeking to develop their own art, skilled amateur artists wanting to learn new skills and a different way of painting and beginners to art looking for a way to begin.


I encourage students to paint from "inside out". I teach students many different ways to start a drawing or painting and a range of skills and techniques using line, shape and colour. The aim is to help them paint expressively allowing the painting to evolve rather than setting a rigid idea of what it should be. 


The workshops are small, only 6 to 8 participants, and are informal in style. They are held in my Studio at Wildwood, a new eco house overlooking the Surrey Hills.


Workshops July 7th, 8th, 14th, 15th


"Painting Abstracts"




As with all my workshops, these workshops are about learning how to draw and paint expressively. In these workshops, however, I am going to focus on abstract painting, briefly setting the context of the history and theory of abstraction in art and then taking students through simple exercises with line, shape and colour to help you enter into the world of abstract painting. All materials will be provided including a range of different drawing tools, paints and surfaces to encourage students to play and experiment.


The workshops run from 9.15 to 1.00pm and the cost is £40


All proceeds from my workshops are donated to my chosen charities, Home-Start Guildford and Tujatane Trust School in Zambia


To book call 01483 286900 or email