I like to help each person to find their own style and which mediums suits them best. My work is mostlly figurative/impressionistic but I'm happy to encourage a variety of styles and subjects
My classes usually start with a short demo. The basic skills of painting and drawing are taught . I try to pick a variety of subjects . All students are welcome to watch the demonstrations at the beginning of the session but I am also happy if students just want to get on with their own project. We have a break half way through the session for tea, coffee and cake. There's usually plenty of time to help each person in these mixed ability classes. A weekly commitment is time out for you, to enjoy painting in a friendly relaxed environment, practising and playing with paint and escaping from the mundane.
There is paint, paper, brushes, and mounts for sale or to try out at the
classes, and an annual exhibition of work. The main focus is on
watercolour but you can also use other waterbased paints like
gouache, acrylic, and waterbased oils.
Classes are held on
Mondays : Conway Tennis Club, Conway Road, Southgate.
10-12.30am and 1-3.30pm 10 week term is £95
Also Wednesdays at my studio space in Hertford
‘Thank you for all you do to open my eyes to appreciate the world. You give us so
much more than Mondays! And they are such fun’ Love from Judy
Thank you so much. I love the Art group and all the things I have learned from you.
I can’t wait to begin again after Easter. Enjoy the holiday’ Yours Julie ‘ I might even
Adult Classes ...
I enjoy teaching children and I’ve got lots of tips and info on mediums, paint techniques
and good old basic drawing skills too.
Past topics have included cartooning (very important). monochrome, still life, watercolours, gouache, pen and
wash, perspective, colour balance and lots more.
My own three sons have done very well in art, 2 have exhibited at the Mall galleries, and my eldest came in the top ten in the UK in his GCSE, has now WON THE THREADNEEDLE, and had his own solo exhibition at the Mall Galleries.
I love encouraging other children too.
Schools visited for book events and art days include:
St Luke's, Hampstead
Walker School, Southgate
St Monicas, Southgate
Salisbury School Edmonton
Prince of Wales School, Enfield.
Hazelbury School, Enfield ...
I'm happy to visit various art groups to demonstrate painting in watercolour, gouache and oils. Also cartooning and drawing. Happy to tackle different subjects too and keep you entertained with endless stories of the varied life of an artist.
Visits to schools