Watercolour Flower Paintings
The majority of my work focuses on flower painting both detailed painting and a more loose style. I paint flowers from real life and from photographs I have taken at Cambridge Botanic Gardens.
I am often inspried to paint landscapes by places we have visited in particular the North Norfolk Coast and The Isle of Mull where I am a regular visitor, see landscape portfolio.
I am often inspried to paint landscapes by places we have visited in particular the North Norfolk Coast and The Isle of Mull where I am a regular visitor.
Watercolour Workshops for Adults and Children
Weekley Watercolour Classes
I teach weekly watercolour classes during term time from 10am till 12noon on Fridays at St Johns Church, Hills Road, Cambridge CB2 8RN.
Full Day Watercolour Workshops in Cambridge
I run Saturday workshops from 10 -4 at the beautiful Edwardian home of fellow artist Rebecca Ledzion. The next workshops are
Saturday 1st September - Watercolour, Pen & Ink- Urban Scenes
Tuesday 4th September - Experimenting With Watercolour- The Coast Line
Testimonial - "Thank you very much for a lovely day yesterday. In particular thank you for all your work on preparation, bringing so many resources for us and for the inspiration! We both enjoyed it. Thanks again Alison and Paul"
Full Day Watercolour Workshops at Swavesey Village College
I run adult Saturday workshops that focus on developing technique at Swavesey Village College as part of their community education programme. For full details and payment please go to the Swavesey Village College website and refer to their adult education section.
I want to pass on my enthusiasm for watercolours and have developed creative workshops for children. The children's workshops aim to teach the children basic watercolour techniques and create vibrant fun pictures to develop their interest in painting.
I ran a family workshop for a 70th birthday which included three generations, the grand children, parents and grandparents.
Feedback from the 70th Birthday wiorkshop - "Thank you for organising such an enjoyable "birthday surprise" for me, I thoroughly enjoyed "dabbling" in watercolour painting again and I think you have encouraged me enough to persuade me to take it up again as a hobby. I was delighted that everyone else thoroughly enjoyed the experience and were quite surprised and very pleased with their results. Your framing over efforts made all the difference.
Thank you for the super art party for Granny's 70th party. It was great! !! George age 8
July Open Studios
I practiced as an architect in Cambridge for many years. In parallel with architectural design I have developed my interest in watercolour painting. I specialise in floral painting and coastal landscapes, often drawing inspration from the botanic gardens in Cambridge, the Norfolk coast and the Island of Mull. I have a passion for vibrant colours. I use traditional, solid stick and liquid watercolours as well as acrylic inks. I want to pass on my enthusiasm for watercolours and teach regular weekly classes at various venues.
I teach weekly watercolour classes at St Johns church, Hills Road, Cambridge CB1 7UW on Fridays during term time. Beginners and more experienced welcome. I also teach weekly classes at Coleridge School for beginners and improvers.
The next one day workshops are
Thursday 1st November - Autumn Colours Painting with Watercolour
Saturday 3rd November - Experimenting With Watercolour- Painting Flowers
at 18 Hills Avenue, Cambridge 10am- 4pm with lunch included.
Testimonial for this summers workshop
I just wanted to say that I thoroughly enjoyed the workshop. It was a lovely nurturing environment, your demonstrations were excellent and I felt that I learned a great deal. Lunch was delicious too! Please do let me know about any future ones. I would love to come again when I can.