Graham has delivered many demonstrations, lessons and workshops, writes for the Artist magazine and has co-authored a book on painting techniques published by Dorling Kindersley. His approach is welcoming, informal and informative.

As a landscape oil painter my passion lies with the British countryside, coastline and especially that of my home region of East Anglia. I am happy to give demonstrations and take workshops in oil painting for groups and Art Societies as well as offering one-to-one tuition in painting en plein air. If you would like more information about prices or booking please feel free to contact me using the link below. My philosophy is to try and take the pressure out of painting, to allow for greater freedom, self expression and of course to enjoy and get the most out of what painting can offer. Learning the essentials without getting bogged down with too many isolated techniques, formulas or technical theories will help to create loosely painted, consistent, confident and individual work.


Working in oil, I take a friendly and open approach to demonstrating painting. I talk through the basics of the medium, the tools and materials I use in my paintings to set the scene before beginning the painting. I often use plein air oil sketches and drawings as reference to demonstrate the process of building up a painting, explaining my approach to colour mixing, brushwork, harmony and tonality as I work. My demonstrations are informal and questions and comments are encouraged throughout. There is no formula and I don't tend to repeat any paintings I have previously done so each demonstration will be different as I talk through the decision making process and challenges as and when they present themselves.


Oil painting workshops allow time to cover in greater depth the process of painting. They can be tailored to the groups requirements but often start with a brief introduction of the medium along with materials and equipment together with some background on how I approach both small plein air sketches and larger studio work. Usually I will go through my approach to building a painting before starting on the main painting. Generally the painting process can be broken up into four main stages. Each stage is taken in turn with a demonstration and explanation followed by the group applying what they have seen to their own work. There is plenty of scope for individuality and attendees are encouraged to apply their own style to their work.


Sometimes learning individually with more specific advice and teaching is desired. If so, I also offer bespoke one-to-one or small group tuition, usually painting outdoors 'en plein air' from beginners to more experienced artists. Whether you want to book regular days or one-off lessons from one hour to a full day, I would be happy to discuss your requirements.

Graham is a member of the Royal Institute of Oil Painters and the Institute of East Anglian Artists and is happy to demonstrate his oil painting technique to groups and societies in Essex, Suffolk, Norfolk and further afield.

Please contact Graham by clicking here or by using the form on the contacts page if you are interested in booking or would like any further information.

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