December 9, 2018

https://www.oceanarium.co.uk/

The Oceanarium in Bournemouth is a little treasure, it's currently under going some refurb work so I got a cheap ticket for the day.. hurray! 

There is something very calming when watching fish and listening to the gentle humming of the wate...

November 13, 2018

I've been painting, drawing and creating for years now but I remember the time when I didn't have a clue about what paints to buy, what paper to use and would ask my self why were there so many different kinds of drawing pencils?! 

So, I'm going to do a few blogs to sha...

November 12, 2018

Absolute beginners Water colour taster session at St Georges - Darby Road Poole

November 11, 2018

An afternoon at The gorgeous Russell Cotes Museum house on a Sunny Sunday.

Today the sketchers were looking at perspective, so we started with a little bit of theory and a few warm ups and then found some gorgeous little scenes to put it into practice.. take a look at w...

May 18, 2018

As we set off into town I caught sight of this gorgeous flower in the jungle .. so I just had to sketch it!! 

In Ubuntu we were waiting for someone and as I stood there I could hear 2 friends laughing and joking by their bikes, they made me giggle. 

The traffic was crazy...

April 23, 2018

Shoes shoes shoes!! 

And what fab shoes they were .. 

We used pencil , sharpies, biro, felt tips and anything that made a mark .. 

I love these Funky coloured ones

Gary’s trainer had so much detail in it

The results from the recent sessions are fab!! I can’t believe how qui...

April 4, 2018

Many of my students love water colour and want to dive in ... which is fantastic but when we look at the vast mass of colours in the paint tin they become daunted and ask ' I don't know where to start'.

I always start with red, yellow and blue - the primary colours. We...

January 24, 2018

Whilst we were away I tasted something I’d nitveasten before - it looked liked a snake skinned avacado.. we tasted it and still couldn’t work it out .. turning to the resource of google ;-) 

It was a snake fruit!!  So, I obviously did a quick watercolour study whilst my...

January 17, 2018

A new year and a new site, this is for my art work inspired by my sketches.

I sketch pretty much everyday and have boxes full of sketch books

So, I thought I’d start sharing some of the stories behind the sketches and other bits and pieces I’ve learnt along the way - for...

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