with Alison Cotton

Painting holiday in Kalymnos, Greece.

In Kalymnos this September we will focus on capturing the glorious scenery with a small, portable kit that can be taken anywhere. Alison will share her tips to give you extra confidence with colour mixing and mark-making when painting sea and sky in particular. She will support you to respond to changing conditions, working quickly and loosely as the sun sets, the clouds move across the sky and the shadows swing...

5 Coastguards Cottages, Cuckmere Haven

This Autumn I have run painting days at this wonderful location. The house alone would be subject enough, without the stunning scenery all around. Painters have found sheltered spots around the garden or even down on the beach.  The conservatory  offers comfortable and cosy indoor painting with the same views. Lucy and Robb provided delicious lunches and refreshments. Sarah booked to stay a night in the studio,...

August/September 2010 painting holiday

Just back from our first watercolour holiday in Alderney. The weather was constantly beautiful, which meant no indoor painting at all, and lots of swimming...

Oyster Project Watercolour Group

The Oyster Project is a disabled persons’ self-help charity based in Lewes, East Sussex (registration no. 1132007).   For more information about the Oyster Project,  see their website: www.oysterproject.org.uk I run a monthly watercolour workshop for members of the Oyster Project at Greyfriars Court in Lewes, plus some additional outdoor painting events. Our watercolour group has seen people who were...

Painting in Alderney

  On a clear but chilly day in March this year Moira had a watercolour lesson while we planned the holiday at Farm Court. She is looking at Fort Raz, connected to the shore by a causeway that is cut off at high tide. It was built in the 19th Century as part of a massive fortification programme in which Alderney was seen as a vital part of Britain’s defence against Napoleon.  On such a small island, there...
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