A few pictures taken whilst out on daily walk around the local park.

Note the different shapes and the direction of branch growth. Happy drawing! Have fun!

I look forward to seeing your drawings.


Thank you everyone for the wonderful comments and for your support. It has really lifted my spirits. Your drawings continue to appear in my inbox and it’s such a treat. I thought i would share some of those that have come in so far. Keep it going you’re all doing so well.

Hasn’t the weather been great this week? Lots of beautiful blue sky, although no clouds! I almost have my marquee up and ready to use, pictures to follow. This is my Jeremy Gardiner inspired studio space and can’t wait to start using it, it’s right next to the chickens, I hope they appreciate the invasion!

Week One: Skies

Good morning everyone.

I hope you are all keeping well and safe.

I am pleased to say that your first remote drawing session is on it’s way into your inbox with a link to my very new YouTube channel. It has certainly been a busy week, with lots of hair tearing whilst trying to get to grips with some of this tech! So please bear with me as there are things I still need to get my head around. I may also need to adjust the way I do things as I learn more.

In the meantime have a good week drawing. Have fun!

Experimentations in Drawing-Continues……

Planning with Betty!

I hope everyone is keeping well at this extraordinarily difficult time.  Thank you for your lovely messages of support.

Although we have had to cease face to face classes it seems even more important to keep connected and continue to draw.  Since I last saw you I have been working hard on ways in which we can do just that. 

In the short term, over the next 3 weeks I will be continuing the course remotely. Sending out weekly exercises, carrying on the landscape theme. Each is based on the format I use in class but straight to your home.

You will receive these via email every Tuesday and will feature as follows:

Week 1: Skies (24th March)

Week 2: Trees (31st March)

Week 3: Spring (7th April)

In doing these it not only keeps our creativity flowing, keeps us drawing and in touch but also preserve our sanity in this mad time.

There are plans for something new after Easter which Iā€™m excited to put together and details will follow very soon.

Latest Update-Coronavirus

16th March 19.30. I am sorry to say that given the latest Government advice I have no choice but to cancel all classes until Easter and maybe longer depending on any future advice or developments.

I heard today that the Emsworth Arts Trail 2020 is also cancelled for this year.

It is absolutely a priority that everyone does what they need to do to stay safe but needless to say, I am devastated by all of this, it has been a pretty tough year so far. I will however be looking at ways of keeping you all drawing or researching during this difficult time. We may well need it for our sanity. I will be at Emsworth tomorrow morning to discuss options and do some drawing if anyone feels they can make it.

I will post regular updates here over the coming days and weeks, so please keep checking back. In the meantime, I’m going to miss you all and please look after yourselves.

16th March 10am-I will be running all classes this week for those who would like to attend. If the situation changes, I will post updates here so please keep an eye out!

I’m looking at other options for keeping you all in touch with each other and tuition. I will let you know what I’m thinking/planning soon. Once I’ve worked out the technical aspects!! A bit of a challenge!

In the meantime, keep well and safe.