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 be held at Priory Farm.  We had a great time at Priory Farm last year so we plan to do the same.

This is a larger event than before so we will be separating what we do.  Lydia Watkin-Hudson and myself will be hosting a gazebo with our artwork and Ruth Wright and Andrea Lacy will be hosting a textile gazebo.  There will be the opportunity for everyone to contribute to a large painting, textile painting or two!

There will be other opportunities for those who wish to contribute in many ways so speak to your village co-ordinators to get involved… contact me and I’ll give you the details.

Trip to Patchings Festival 2018


Each year I plan a trip to Patchings Festival… we may organise a trip.  Watch this space!

Project 2018-19 – Model Railway Backdrop

We have been asked by Stafford Railway Circle to paint the backdrops for their 2019 Exhibition Model.  All class members will be given the opportunity to get involved in this collaborative project.  It’s a great way of getting involved with a larger scale quality painting on a project that will then be exhibited.

We’re excited about this project and I will be starting a blog on this very soon…


In 2018 I am running regular workshops using materials that you may or may not have come across… Brusho, Encaustic Wax, Alcohol Inks and Acrylic Poured Paintings using Pouring Medium.  I am also on request running an Acrylic Portrait Workshop.

Sketch to Paint Holidays

In 2018 Lydia Watkin-Hudson and myself are running two Sketch to Paint Holidays.  These are limited place wise and are designed to not only develop your painting but also to have a great time!

Ironbridge – May 2018

The first is in Ironbridge, Shropshire in May and is a three day workshop with one overnight stay in the Best Western Valley Hotel with dinner, bed and breakfast included, together with lunch on the third day.

France – Chateaux Ponsac – September 2018

We are also going on a one week holiday to Chateaux Ponsac, France.  This is an all inclusive holiday with great food, wine and includes trips both sketching and otherwise, a French Experience.  Watch this space for further details!

Sketch Days

During the Summer Holidays you are welcome to join Lydia and I on our sketch days out, these are not charged for, we just like to go out sketching!  Dates to be confirmed.