News and events

Painting Birds in Watercolour – new book!

Out now!! Published by The Crowood Press, this is a practical guide to capturing the character of birds, rather than getting caught up in the detail. It includes domestic fowl, birds of prey, exotic birds and garden birds. It is available from or if you are not in the UK and are struggling to find it, The Book Depository offers free international shipping: Crowood has kindly offered a 20% discount if you use BIRDS20 at the checkout on their website

Line and Wash Painting

My ‘Line and Wash Painting’ was published in January 2022, by The Crowood Press. It has already topped the Amazon best seller list and I hope you love it! You can order it here: If you are not in the UK The Book Depository offers free international shipping and seems to offer a really good service. I am not on commission, but people tell me it is good!

Art Works – Reading Guild of Artists – 22 July – 2 August

You can see some of my work at the Old Fire Station Gallery, Henley-on-Thames, RG9 2AG, as part of the 91st Reading Guild of Artists annual show. Fri 22 July – Tue 2 August 2022, daily 10am – 4pm, Free entry

ART Works – in so many ways. ART Works in bringing communities together. ART Works in lifting the spirits.

ART Works to inspire others. ART Works to see in a different way. ART Works for mental health. ART Works for social and political commentary.

ART Works bring pleasure and joy.

Bricks and Biscuits – 9-18 September

Celebrating 200 years of the Huntley and Palmers legacy. The Turbine House, RG1 3EQ. Open daily 10am – 6pm.

Gift vouchers

Do you want to give (or receive) a gift voucher towards a course of painting? I can help – just drop me an email.

2022 workshops

2022 workshops are filling fast. You can download a list here, or go to Workshops  I will also be teaching at the Watershed Studio in Essex, 1-2 November 2022. You can find full details here:

Online learning

My new online courses Painting Watercolour on Canvas and Ink and Watercolour on Textured Canvas were launched in February. It’s a great way to learn at your own pace and the next best thing to sitting with me in the studio:

Have you seen my YouTube tips?

If you visit my YouTube channel I share weekly tips and techniques or you can check out my blog here, for more tips.