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As a landscape oil painter I have a great passion for the British countryside and coastline, especially that of my home region of East Anglia.


It's a great pleasure to have the opportunity to share my passion with others. It's a good chance to share knowledge and chat to a wide range of other artists. I am available to give demonstrations and take workshops in oil painting for groups and Art Societies. I also enjoy teaching one-to-one and offer a variety of options to suit different skill levels and individual requirements from plein air tuition to zoom lessons.

If you would like to make an enquiry or would like to know more about prices or booking please feel free to contact me using the button below.





My teaching philosophy is based on taking 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 in a friendly and encouraging environment helps to provide a solid foundation to create loosely painted, consistent, confident and individual work. 

Next Workshops:

More workshops will be added throughout the year so please check back soon. If you would like to be kept informed and be the first to hear about forthcoming workshops please join my mailing list by clicking here.


Monthly oil painting workshops are held near Colchester, For more information and to book please click here.

Plein Air Painting workshops are held in the warmer months around Colchester and East Anglia. They are added a few weeks beforehand so if you want to be notified when they happen please join my mailing list.

The following are workshops held at venues beyond Colchester:

The East Anglian Landscape in Oil with Graham Webber ROI

11th May 2024

Norfolk Creative Arts

Grimston, Norfolk

Cost: £115 including delicious home cooked lunch 

10am to 4pm

Using just three primary colours and white artist Graham Webber ROI IEA will guide you through his fresh and exciting approach to oil painting. Working on a landscape view you will learn how to develop your colour mixing to include natural earth colours and warm and cool variations. We will also look at the importance of tonal values in landscape painting. You will be taken through the painting process in three easy stages with demonstrations of each stage and the chance to develop your own painting throughout the day. 


Help and guidance will be on hand during the day and a reference image will be provided although you are welcome to bring your own references if you would like.


Some experience of drawing and painting would be useful but no previous experience in oil is necessary.   

Plein Air Sketching with Acrylics and Pencil

11th and 12th June 2024

Watershed Studios

St Osyth, Essex

Cost: £200 including delicious farmhouse lunches, afternoon cake and refreshments on tap 

10am to 4.30pm daily 

Developing a sketchbook is both satisfying and useful for building a working knowledge of the landscape which can be used later in the studio. Working outside, from life, we will look at how to effectively develop a sketchbook practice where you can capture the essence of a subject quickly and energetically. We will use acrylic paints and pencil to work in the sketchbook looking at four different subjects over the two days. We will focus on selecting a good composition, mapping out tonal values, making colour notes and much more to build a practice suitable for both working up in the studio or just enjoying the countryside. By the end of the workshop you will have a full sketchbook to refer back to and develop into the future. Later in the year you can learn how to take the sketches further in Graham’s ‘Developing sketches into landscape oil paintings’ workshop. 

Developing Sketches into Landscape Oil Paintings

8th and 9th October 2024

Watershed Studios

St Osyth, Essex

Cost: £200 including delicious farmhouse lunches, afternoon cake and refreshments on tap 

10am to 4.30pm daily 

Whether you use a sketchbook or not this workshop will give you an insight into the value of preparatory work in landscape oil painting. We will work from sketches, photos and colour studies to develop a landscape painting over two days. During the workshop we will discuss the design of a painting and how information gathered outside can help to create a striking landscape. We will see how artistic licence can be used to enhance aspects of aerial perspective, composition and shape as well as discussing colour mixing and building character in your painting. If you have your own sketchbook or photographic references, please bring them along and if you don’t use a sketchbook don’t worry, there will be plenty of reference material to use. 

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