Bringing the natural world back into your busy life and home through joyful watercolour paintings

Has life become a bit hectic? Do you want a reminder of the beauty of nature? See the animal kingdom with fresh eyes through my joyful watercolour paintings. These are special pieces which bring a sense of wonder into your life, a moment to reflect and smile at our amazing world.


  • When you are pulled in every direction and just need a moment to take a breath, look at a painting and smile. Feel your heart lift!
  • If you are looking to buy original art please go to Art for sale. In 2022 I am relaunching my blog to give tips about buying, displaying and caring for art. For an archive of sold work, please take a look at Instagram or Facebook. Links at the bottom of the page.
  • If you are a painter, looking for workshops and tips, take a look at the main workshop tab, or go to for online courses.
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Latest news

  • Getting excited now! My new book ‘Line and Wash Painting’ is published in January 2022, by The Crowood Press. I hope you love it! You can order it here:
  • Do you want to give (or receive) a gift voucher towards a course of painting, I can arrange it. Just drop me an email.
  • The dates for 2022 workshops are now ready! You can download a list here, or go to the Workshops tab.
  • I am also very excited to launch my most ambitious online course to date – Line and Wash Painting. Ten lessons introduce you to this wonderful mixed media technique. Go to for more details.

Workshops and online courses

If you want to learn, then I am a painter who loves to teach. Throughout 2022 I am running a series of day workshops at beautiful Micklems Farm near Twyford in Berkshire. I hope you might join me on one – three dates in November left! 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 courses

If you are unable to attend an in-person workshop my online courses might suit you. You can find them at

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.

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 visit my YouTube channel there are timelapse and other lessons which you might enjoy, including my free tips and techniques. And you can check out my blog here, for more tips.