Having studied Fine Art at degree level, I was surprised to learn that the majority of the course content was conceptual and that the technical side of painting was left out of the curriculum. Because of this, I didn't ever formally learn how to use oil paints, but through reading, research and with help from other students I developed my knowledge of oil painting and started to grow my practice. Although I am grateful for building my skillset with my own creativity and freedom, I don't think it should be so difficult to find practical teaching. Now that I am well versed in the medium, I hope to share my knowledge with others who are looking for focused teaching on technical skill and experimentation. I don't wish to hand you a replicated skillset, but I hope to show you practical ways to improve your observation and portrayal of the subject before you.
Through online and in person teaching, I hope to encourage students of all levels to develop their personal practice and to engage in a creative community. If you would like to learn more about the range of tuition I offer, feel free to explore the links below or just send me a message.
I offer private tuition for those who may be seeking specific teaching or for students who simply want a focused workshop based on their own abilities. I am once again offering in-person tuition, however, I will continue to teach online lessons over zoom
if this is more convenient. Lessons cost £30/hr and can be planned and adapted around the student's specific needs. If you would like to book a lesson on behalf of someone else this can also be arranged. To discuss this or to arrange a booking please click the links below.
I also offer group tuition for those who'd like to build their skillset in a more relaxed environment. Whether you're new to painting or a plein air pro, enrolling in a class can be daunting! Previous students have said that they've really enjoyed getting to know others and the sense of community is so much fun. Whether you plan to recruit your friends or you would like to meet new creatives, group classes are a great option to settle the nerves and relax into painting. Group classes start at £20 p/h and each session is usually 2 hours long.