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Hi I’m Debbie and I’m spirited about being creative…creativity makes me smile! “I truly believe that everyone has a creative side, no matter how well they hide it.” Debbie Chatfield Please feel free to look around my website but before

Art Classes

As an art tutor and artist I run Staffordshire art classes in Bradley near Stafford on a Thursday morning and Gnosall  on a Thursday Evening. Have you ever wanted to try acrylic painting, combine materials in a collage or learn

Painting Holidays 2018

Sketch to Paint Holidays in 2018 I am working with another artist Lydia Hudson-Watkin to provide you with two holidays this year.  We are going to Ironbridge and France.  To enable us to give you the best holiday experience whilst

Workshops 2018

2019 Workshops I will be running a series of Workshops in 2019 using lots of different media and techniques including Acrylic, Brusho, Alcohol Inks and Encaustic Wax, I will also do other Workshops for groups, please ask me if you


There are four stages in the commissioning process: Stage 1 We will discuss your requirements and I will need several photographs of your subject to work from. The photographs will have a great influence on the finished painting and full details of

Priory Farm Local Art Exhibition 25 June 2017


Dates for your Diary – 2018 Class Exhibition June 9th 2018 – Priory Farm Debbie Farmer has kindly asked us to exhibit our class paintings during a Staffordshire four villages festival (Bradley, Church Eaton, Derrington and Haughton) that is to

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  • Acrylic Mediums – Transferring Print to Wood

    Acrylic Mediums – Transferring Print to Wood

    How to Transfer Print to Wood In class we have been using Acrylic Mediums to transfer Print to Wood and I thought I would show you a video of various ways that this can be done.  We have been usingRead More »
  • Painting with Encaustic Wax – Workshop 24th November

    Painting with Encaustic Wax – Workshop 24th November

    Painting with Encaustic Wax Encaustic Wax is an interesting medium; learn how to create landscapes with an iron and wax. This workshop will be an introduction to this medium we will learn how to paint with the iron to produceRead More »
  • Acrylic Mediums – Blending vs. Glazing Medium

    Acrylic Mediums – Blending vs. Glazing Medium

    Blending and Glazing Mediums What is the difference between a blending medium and a glazing medium?  Why would you use a glazing medium as opposed to a gloss medium mixed to a very thin glaze?  This blog addresses these issues. Read More »
  • Fluid Art Workshops – Materials

    Fluid Art Workshops – Materials

    Fluid Art Workshops – Materials I thought I would do a quick blog on some of the Materials that I use for my fluid art Workshops.  This post contains links to these materials on Amazon.  I have an affiliate accountRead More »
  • Acrylic Mediums as Glue

    Acrylic Mediums as Glue

    Acrylic Paints and Mediums can be used as glue.  When I am referring to mediums here I mean gels as well, anything with a polymer binder.  So in your mixed media or collage project what is there to consider whenRead More »
  • Acrylic Mediums – Matt vs. Gloss

    Acrylic Mediums – Matt vs. Gloss

    Gloss vs. Matt There are so many acrylic mediums and varnishes out there it can be ‘bamboozling’.  So lets look at a quality found in all acrylic mediums – Matt vs. Gloss. All paints or mediums either have a MattRead More »
  • What is an Acrylic Medium?

    What is an Acrylic Medium?

    What is an Acrylic Medium? Your a beginner, you’ve just started to paint with acrylic so you go to the shops to buy paint, brushes, palettes and all those things you expect to be using, but then… You spot aRead More »
  • Plein Air Painting – How to Start as a Beginner

    Plein Air Painting – How to Start as a Beginner

    What is Plein Air Painting? Plein Air painting is literally getting outside with your paint and brushes and doing a painting in the landscape at the site of the scene.  I say landscape but your subject may be buildings, people,Read More »

Art Class Testimonials

Excellent. Plenty of instruction with no pressure. Informative and a friendly group.

Pam Sparrow (Gnosall Class - 2018)

I am a complete beginner who joined Debbie’s class last term and am having a brilliant time learning lots of different techniques.

June Bryant (Bradley Class - 2018)

Each class is a chance to be myself, express myself and have fun learning about using creative media.’

Sheila Hall (Gnosall Class - 2018)

I am a novice painter, only joined the class in January... I have enjoyed the group, and the tuition is excellent.  Thank you Debbie.

Margaret Barrett (Bradley Class, June 2018)

Inspiring and clearly demonstrated ideas and techniques designed to encourage and individually fulfil a creative outcome.

Julia Brown (Gnosall Class - June 2018)

It's Great!!

Alan Houghton (Bradley Class, June 2018)

Great – not only a good hearted laugh but Debbie is a good artist and teacher. Well done Debbie.’

Jeanette Campbell (Gnosall Class - 2018)

Always cheerful and informal with lots of good advice.  Very clear communication about what is needed for each session.

Bob Jeays (Bradley Class, June 2018)

I have learnt so much and have found that I can paint. This is all credit to Debbie!

Elizabeth Scott (Bradley Class - 2018

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