Dare to Draw, National Gallery, 6 Saturday mornings, April-May 2016

Come and join me at the National Gallery for this exciting drawing class based on Landscape. The joy of this 6 week course is that it offers the rare opportunity to draw in specially closed off rooms in the Gallery, taking inspiration from across the collection and developing our techniques and skills. Booking required. http://www.nationalgallery.org.uk/whats-on/calendar/dare-to-draw-9-april-2016-10-30

Sketchbook Tour, National Gallery London, Saturday 30 January

Come and join me from 1-2.30pm for a sketch book tour on the theme of Rivers. We'll spend time infront of several paintings across the collection.


Life Drawing Course, Dulwich Picture Gallery

5 Tuesdays, 23 February-22 March, 10.30-12.30


Come and join us in the lovely Sackler Studio for weekly Life Drawing. No previous experience required, we'll be using a variety of media and techniques to develop our observational drawing skills.

Experiencing Landscape, Dulwich Picture Gallery

5 Mondays, 1 February- 7 March (excluding 15 February), 10am-1pm

I'll be teaching this course with friend and Art Historian Aliki Braine. For all levels, very excited about this course which combines Art History with practical studio -based sessions.


Through practical sessions and contextual lectures we'll explore the historical context of artists working outdoors and the dramatic landscapes of Northern Europe.


January 2016 Landscape Course at Dulwich Picture Gallery

For two Sundays in the new year, I'm teaching this class in the lovely studio at Dulwich. We'll be looking in particular at light and tonal contrast in landscape painting, of course taking inspiration from the wonderful Dutch masters in their collection.


Aldeburgh Residency

Just back from an amazing time in Aldeburgh, I had all weathers to work in from hot sunshine to gales and driving rain. I spent the week making new work and collaborating with Tir Eolas, a brilliant experience, culminating in the final night at Snape Maltings. A big thank you to Aldeburgh Music.

Dulwich Picture Gallery, Life Drawing Class, starting September 8, 2015

In the Autumn I'm really looking forward to teaching this new course at Dulwich Picture Gallery. http://www.dulwichpicturegallery.org.uk/whats-on/practical-art-adults/2015/sep/prud’hon-figure-drawing/

5 Tuesday mornings, 8 September -6 October, Prud'hon's drawings are so beautiful.

'These works achieve that rare feat of feeling real and ethereal at the same time' 

Alistair Smart

National Gallery London, Saturday 29 August 2015

From 1-2.30pm on Saturday 29 August I'll be taking the Sketchbook tour at the National Gallery.Bring your own sketchbooks and materials, and we'll spend 90 minutes drawing in the gallery, or, weather permitting we may even take a wander outside!


Radio 4, Broadcasting House, Sunday 24 May

I was on the radio!

Here's the link, if you listen very carefully, it's a piece about electricity pylons, of all things, and I was interviewed last week by Dan Damon.


Painting days

just looking at some new work...


and another one.. they're about 45 x 103 cm each.


It's that time of year again, and 2015 is the 21st birthday of the RCA Secret sale. All cards from lots of different artists, many very famous ones, are on sale from March 12. You won't know whose card you've bought until you buy it.(so these aren't the ones I sent in!)

www. rca.ac.uk.secret

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Dulwich Picture Gallery, Spring teaching

From 18 March- 15 April, (7-9pm)I'll be teaching at Dulwich Picture Gallery.

 Inspired by the Eric Ravillious exhibition, we'l be looking particularly at composition, creating work in drawing, watercolour and collage.


Residency at Aldeburgh Music Festival

Summer 2015, very excited about collaborative residency at Aldeburgh Music Festival with eclectic, alternative folk-group Tir Eolas. Dates TBC.