Open Studio Sat 20 Nov 21 10-4

If you missed us in September’s Wirral Open Studio Tour, Marcus Leon Drummond and I are opening again on Saturday 20 November 10am-4pm and look forward to seeing you. As Yule approaches, I’ll be offering plenty of watercolours at studio clearance prices and Marcus will have his finely made furniture and smaller wood items for sale too. Accessible entrance available, washroom and kitchen bar providing drinks hot and cold.

3 Zig Zag Rd, New Brighton, Wirral CH45 7NY (map below)

Poetry Picnic: Wirral Festival of Firsts

Wirral Festival of Firsts 2018 includes a theme of Open Spaces – there are over 240 across the peninsula! On Sunday 13th May I’m leading a Poetry Picnic at Royden Park, which will include walking and writing using aspects of mapmaking for inspiration. Book via this link. Continue reading

Watercolour Lessons

A new video by Patrick Pinion advertising my watercolour classes, in time for this Friday’s Culture Tank event at Williamson Art Gallery & Museum, part of the BBC Get Creative initiative. Come along, pick up some information and try out materials 3-8pm. Enjoy watching! Please also note I have created a new page for general information on classes here.

Questions, queries and to book – complete form below:



I love experimenting with watercolour as there are so many variables – type of pigment, wet or dry surface, granulation and transparency, degree of drying-ness of the painting in progress, brushes, tools and masking. Many of my sketches and experiments focus on playing with any of these, but recently I’ve been drawn to observational work. Continue reading

Last Available Dates for Summer School | August

Starting week beginning 31 July:

*NEW* EVENING CLASS  3 x Thursdays 7-9pm – 3rd, 10th & 17th August – All levels (previously Intermediate) £20 each, discount for returners £15. Book all three for £50 (materials included) or £45 (using own materials) *PLACES AVAILABLE*

DAY CLASS Saturday 5th August *NOW FULL* Improvers 10.30am – 3.30pm (please note this has changed from a Beginners’ Day) £45 (discounts for returners and using own materials)

I am still taking bookings for groups at their own venues, though. I will also take bookings from groups of 3-5 who wish to enjoy a class together at my studio. Group rates apply – please enquire. 

During term time it is challenging for me to run classes as my job takes up much of my energy, however I am happy to plan an occasional half day masterclass (demo plus focus on particular technique) if there is enough interest – let me know your thoughts. Beginners – I will upload information on my website shortly which will enable you to get a head start.

Please register your interest via the form below, stating your experience with watercolour. Feel free to ask any questions. Your comment will not appear.

Best wishes for the rest of the summer


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Watercolour Classes 2017 – August Update

Full Days

1st July Beginners’ Saturday – FULLY BOOKED

14th July Beginners’ Friday 10am – 3pm – ONE PLACE LEFT

15th July Improvers’ Saturday 10.30am – 3.30pm  – 1 PLACE LEFT

21st July Improvers’ Friday 10am – 3pm  – 1 PLACE LEFT

5th August Beginners* Saturday 10.30am – 3.30pm *changed to Improvers – FULL

£45 each, discount for returners / bringing own materials

Download 1Watercolour Beginners Information 

Download Watercolour Materials (for those wishing to purchase their own)

Short Courses

*NEW* EVENING CLASS  3 x Thursdays 7-9pm – (27th July possibly) 3rd, 10th & 17th August – STILL BOOKING

*NEW* AFTERNOON CLASS  3 x Tuesdays 1.30-3.30pm – 1st, 8th & 15th August – FULLY BOOKED

£20 each, discount for returners £15

Please register your interest via the form below, stating your experience with watercolour. Feel free to ask any questions. There are information brochures available, which I’ll add to the site (hopefully!).


Wirral Open Studios Tour 2017

IMG_4124This year over 60 artists are taking part across Wirral in 36 venues – shared spaces and studios – on 10-11 June (Saturday 10-5 Sunday 11-5). You can download the brochure with listings and maps here or pick up a printed version from any of the artists or venues across Wirral. Continue reading