Category Archives: Demonstations

New painting video – Evening Glow over Dymchurch Bay

I really enjoy teaching painting at my classes and demonstrations and, with this painting called Evening Glow over Dymchurch Bay, I recorded on video how I created the painting and posted it on my channel on You Tube.  This is now available to view.  The painting itself is still drying but will be available to purchase shortly at £450.  I do hope you enjoy the video!  I’d appreciate hearing your feedback.

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SAA show – creating my entry, part 4

This is the concluding part of my short video detailing the creation of the painting of guinea fowl which I hope to enter into the forthcoming SAA show to be held at Gloucester. I hope you enjoy.  I’ll let you all know whether the painting is accepted as soon as I know, wish me luck!

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SAA show – creating my entry, part 3

This is part three of my short video about the entry that I’m hoping will be exhibited at the forthcoming SAA show at the Nature in Art Museum, Gloucester.  I really enjoyed painting the guinea fowl and I hope you’ve enjoyed the seeing the creative process so far!

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SAA show – creating my entry, part 2

This is the second part of my video showing how I created the entry I hope to submit for the forthcoming SAA show at the Nature in Art Museum, Gloucester.  Enjoy!

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Demonstration evening – 13th April 2017

Demonstrating painting techniques.

On Thursday 13th April I’m holding another of my popular demo evenings and there’s still a couple of places left. To celebrate Easter, this session is a very seasonal spring lambs in acrylics.  The evening starts at 6.30pm sharp and finishes around 9pm.  Price is £15.00. Refreshments and nibbles will be served.  Spaces are very limited so book now if you want to join us.  Hope to see you there!

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SAA Show – Creating my entry, part 1

I’m hoping to show a painting in the forthcoming Society of Animal Artists show to be held at the Nature in Art Museum, Gloucester.  This is the first time the SAA have held a show in Britain so I’m really pleased to be a part of it.  I’ve created a short video outlining the progress of my entry, a painting of guinea fowl, that I hope you all enjoy!

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Art classes for 2017

I have a few spaces left for my regular Tuesday and Wednesday art classes.  Spaces are very limited so, if interested, you will need to book asap!

Dates and times are:

Tuesday afternoon – 1.30-3.30pm [2 spaces available]

Wednesday morning – 10.30am-12.30pm [Fully booked]

Wednesday afternoon – 2.00-4.00pm [1 space available]

Wednesday evening – 6.45-8.45pm [1 space available]



Please email me at took reserve your space.

My classes are aimed at all levels and all abilities using any media, from those who have never painted or drawn to those who wish to add to their creative knowledge. I have been teaching and demonstrating painting for over 22 years and I really enjoying showing others what I have learned.

The glasses are £12 each and booked in blocks of 10 lessons at a time (£120 per term payable in advance) and we have between 4 and 5 rolling terms each year.

The classes are small and friendly with no more than 8-10 people a session. I supply table easels, boards and refreshments. You need to bring your own materials and I am happy to help and advise on the right choice of materials so that you do not spend unwisely.

 Students at the art class.

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Demonstration Evening – Painting animal eyes

Animal eyes painting during the demonstration evening

My regular monthly painting demonstrations, held at the gallery in Marine Walk Street, are very popular and always fully booked.  This month’s demo was focussed on painting eyes, an area of animal painting that can be very tricky.  Capturing the expression in the eyes is vital to bring life and narrative to any animal painting.

Overall, I managed to paint four different animal eyes in the two-and-a-half hours of the session.  I began with painting a cheetah’s eye, first when the animal was in shadow and then in light, to show how light impacts on colour and tone (top right and top centre).  I then moved on to a hare’s eye (top right).  As a prey animal, it’s eye is located to the side of the head so that it can have a wider field of vision.  This means that colour and tone are subtly different to that of a predator which influences how you capture it’s character.   I finished off with a vixen and caught her expression of hopeful intent as she looked up towards a flock of birds coming into feed.

The evening was great fun with a very lively atmosphere, much discussion amongst the participants and many questions for me! The feedback from those who attended was positive and many said that they  found the evening very helpful.  The consensus was that the evening had improved the participants’ confidence in painting the eye and many took photos of the finished eyes as an aide memoire.

It was a very successful evening and I’m looking forward to the next one on Thursday 13th April.  Then I’ll be painting spring lamb using acrylics.  There are still a couple of places available so visit my website to book your place.  Hope to see you there!


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Art demonstrations for 2017: New dates

New dates for the fun and popular monthly art demonstration evenings for 2017 are now available  Held at the gallery at 7-9 Marine Walk Street, Hythe, Kent, Paul covers a different subject and medium every month.

March 9th – Animal eyes (oils)

April 13th – Spring lambs (acrylics)

May 11th – Swan (pastel pencils)

June 8th – Moody Dungeness (charcoal)

July 13th – Local landscape (ink and wash

August 10th – Folkestone Harbour (oils)

September 21st – Warm sunset (watercolours)

October 12th – Zebra foal (acrylics)

November 9th – Seascape (soft pastels)

December 14th – Snow scene (oils)

Cost is #15.00 per person (payable at time of booking) and includes refreshments.

Demonstration starts at 6.30pm and finishes at 9.00pm.

Space is very limited so book early to avoid disappointment.

Email: to book your seat.

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Join me on a Plein Air workshop on Sunday 26th June at Dungeness.


Sunday 26th June 2016

IMG_9743-5This Workshop is aimed at those who really enjoy painting outside, where their studio is nature and all its beauty. En plein air as a method of painting has been around for such a long time, but with the ease of portable painting equipment it has become even easier for us all to paint outside.

The day starts by meeting at the lay-by beside the Britannia PH on Dungeness Retreat. A short introduction for those new to plein air. I will commence with a 1 hour demonstration. then you will have ago with my assistance along the way.

A hot lunch 1pm to 2pm Lunch will be at the Britannia PH at the students cost. Please bring any and all refreshments, paints and equipment with you mainly aimed at oil painters, but I can accommodate and instruct in other mediums. Also wrap up warm, its cold standing around.

Contact me for more detailed information on what you need to bring.

After lunch we will relocate and repeat the morning with even more instruction, fun and I hope at the end of the day two painting each completed and a great insight into painting in the great out doors.

The day will start at 10am and end around 4.30pm meet at 9.45 am

The cost is £65 for the day.

In the event of bad weather a new date will be made and advised.

Buy your space now and experience a great days painting.

A plein air study from my last workshop in Dungeness.

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