The natural world inspires me...
I create watercolour paintings which help people see the natural world in a new and fresh light. My paintings are full of joie de vivre and capture the beauty and energy of the flora and fauna we often take for granted. I create special paintings which bring a sense of wonder into your life.
Whether you want to find out about my motivation, where you might see my work in person, details of workshops and courses or just to enjoy my work, this website is here to provide an insight.
Please explore the galleries, which include paintings for sale. And also an archive of sold work.
If you have any questions, do get in touch. And should you spot any broken links, please let me know.
It would be great to connect on social media. I am particularly active on Facebook, Instagram and YouTube, so please follow the links below. I also try to send out a short newsletter each month, so if you sign up below you will be the first to know about new work, exhibitions and courses.
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I am very excited to launch my most ambitious course to date – Line and Wash Painting. Ten lessons introduce you to this wonderful mixed media technique. Go to www.lizchadertonstudio.co.uk for more details.
My second book, Painting Animals in Watercolour was published in November 2020, following on from my first ‘Painting watercolour on canvas’ in June 2019.
My 2021 workshop programme is out now. And if you cannot join me in person, my online courses are available so you can study at your own pace, at www.lizchadertonstudio.co.uk.
Explore my watercolour paintings
I love to paint, with a passion for watercolour, trying to push the medium to its limits, exploring new surfaces and techniques.
The natural world in all its splendour fills me with awe and excitement. I want to share my amazement with you.
Go to the galleries for the full range of paintings I currently have available, both on paper and canvas. There are a few below to give you a taste:
To view the work I currently have for sale, so to the gallery or select a section to browse.
The archive contains paintings I have already sold or genres I am exploring.
If you want to see work in person, please get in contact to arrange a studio visit. Currently I have work on display at:
Caversham Picture Framers – a beautiful gallery and framers in Caversham, Reading, where you can find some of my work.
The Frame – an award-winning gallery and framers in Odiham, Hampshire. You can find some of my work here.
Workshops and courses
Starting on 21 May and throughout 2021 I am running a series of day workshops at the beautiful setting of Micklems Farm near Twyford in Berkshire. I hope you might join me on one. Don’t hesitate to get in touch if you need help choosing a workshop which is right for you. Naturally, covid-security measures will be in place, and you will have a fun and informative experience.
Online watercolour courses
If you are unable to attend an in-person workshop my online courses might suit you. You can find them at www.lizchadertonstudio.co.uk.
They contain films and files, to try to recreate the experience of sitting alongside me in my studio. You have lifetime access, so you can work at your own pace.
The first is ‘Painting animals in watercolour’, to bring many of the themes of my new book to life for you. I will be adding more courses over the coming months, so please keep checking back.
Courses currently available:
- Painting animals in watercolour
- New! Line and wash painting
- Negative painting in watercolour
- Pen and wash – using a folded nib pen (‘cola’ pen)
- Ink resist / gouache wash off
- Painting horses in watercolour
- Watercolour for beginners
If you go to my YouTube channel (https://youtube.com/user/lizchaderton), there are timelapse and other lessons which you might enjoy, including my free tips and techniques.
Books and publications
I love to write, so in addition to painting and teaching, I have also written two books and write articles on all aspects of watercolour technique for magazines in the UK. I am currently writing a third book which will be published in 2021.
Painting Watercolours on Canvas
Liz’s first book is an introduction to the technique of painting watercolour on canvas. Now watercolourists don’t have to hide their paintings under a mount and glass. Published by The Crowood Press the book is available from bookshops and Amazon.
For a preview: https://amzn.eu/2dR14W5
Painting Animals in Watercolour
Liz’s second book is published in November 2020. In it she takes you from the foundation techniques, through to more experimental approaches. It is illustrated throughout with her joyful celebrations of the animal kingdom. The Painting Animals in Watercolour course on this site, brings these techniques to life for you.