I'm a full time painter and art teacher originally from South Wales now living and working in North County Dublin, Ireland. I work primarily in oil and pastel but also with a wide range of other media including charcoal, printmaking techniques and glass mosaic. Plein-air painting (outdoor painting) is a particular passion of mine - I just love the process of trying to capture on canvas the complete experience of the landscape that fills all our senses not just the visual.
I have almost 20 years experience of teaching art in a wide range of settings, everything from one-to-one lessons to lectures for college courses. On the 'art classes' and 'workshops' links you will find a variety of options with something to suit everyone from highly structured zoom based step-by-step tuition, mentored classes for those that have an established style and practice and a some plein-air workshops and residential courses.
I believe  in helping my students to acquire skills through a combination of clear and simple instruction in art theory coupled with regular and sustained practice.
Once a basic set of skills is mastered the student then has the visual 'language' to begin expressing their own feelings and ideas through art in a meaningful and effective way.

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