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Sketching course in June

29 May

A series of 4 x Friday mornings, 9.30-12.00, looking at the landscape in situ at various locations around the island.

We will cover measuring, tone, composition, perspective as well as use of various sketching and found materials. In particular, working in an experimental way with different materials and the surprising results achieved.

June 2nd, June 16th, June 23rd, June 30th

Venues to be confirmed nearer the time, cost of 4 x sessions is £95 which includes most materials, please bring basic materials such as a folding chair, pencils, sketchbook, paper and paint if you have these already.

More more information please email Frances on

Summer Childrens Art workshops

1 May

Choose between looking at strange creatures and explorers of the deep ocean or the fantastical world of food.

Starting July 17th 2023 in my art studio

Art Exhibition

8 Apr

Currently on public show until the 5th May at The Folk Museum, Guernsey

some of my work is on display, free admission

Easter Art Workshops

7 Mar

Birds, bees and blossom; all happening from 11th April in my art studio

for children aged 7+

Black and white into colour

17 Jan

Childrens and adults painting and drawing classes start next month!


1 Jan

Sunday Art Afternoons: 1.30 – 4.00pm

Learn a new skill this spring, all materials included just bring curiosity and an openness to explore, experiment and play. Small classes in private art studio.

5th February: Drawing:

using pencil, charcoal, pastel pencil and sanguine, we will look at copying, changing scale and use of different materials to develop a 3d effect in your drawings using tone and texture. Suitable for all levels from complete beginners.


19th February: Painting:

using watercolour and gouache we will learn how to use washes, blend, dry brush and add accent colours. We will also look at the colour wheel and discuss how to add emotion and atmosphere in a painting by way of selected colours. Suitable for all levels from complete beginners


5th March: Sculpture:

Sculpture is easy and a lot of fun, it allows you work in 3 dimensions and decide what scale to work to. Using wire and plaster of paris we will make a 3d animal maquette on a wooden plinth, which can then be finely carved with an artists knife. Suitable for all levels from complete beginners

£ 40pp

19th March: Painting

using oil paint we will learn how to base layer, add fat into lean on subsequent layers and how to glaze the final work. Looking at various methods oil painting including washes, blending and impasto technique. Suitable for all levels from complete beginners.


Christmas Wreath Workshops

9 Nov

Sunday afternoons 1-3pm

December 11th or December 18th

Come and try your hand at making your own festive wreath, all materials provided including tea, coffee and biscuits, £30pp. I will show you how to make a wreath out of willow and natural foliage in this fun 2 hour workshop, held in my art studio.

Painting workshops this half term

22 May
“Sea pinks and Lihou Island”

9.30 – 12.00, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday 1st June

Now showing….

31 Jan
“Escape into the Green” oil on board

at the Coach-House Gallery, Guernsey.

as part of the group show “Guernsey Granite” on until end of February 2022


8 Nov

Sunday afternoons, 12th and 19th December, 1-3pm

Using willow and foraged greenery we will create front door wreaths and table top runners in my art studio

biscuits, tea and banter, all included, £30