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Monthly Botanical Art Classes -
Barnsdale Gardens, Rutland

10.00am - 3.30pm 

Aimed at both beginners and those with some experience, these regular classes are held in the Garden Studio of the inspirational Barnsdale Gardens, which was home to the BBC's "Gardener's World" TV Programme.

With a new subject each term, students receive structured tuition which is easily adapted to individual needs due to the small class sizes. We are a friendly, supportive and welcoming group and would love to see you join us. Monthly classes are held on Saturdays or two seperate Wednesdays. Please contact me for 2023 dates.

£35 per class, a term payable in advance. 

Individual Tuition

I am able to offer one-to-one classes in botanical and natural history illustration, in either my home in Oakham, the Studio at Barnsdale Gardens or I will travel to you, if you prefer. Students undertake individual tuition for a variety of reasons, eg, the lessons fit in around their schedule, they are working on a specific project:

Classes can be booked in individual sessions, 1 hour per session, or grouped together.
Should you prefer to be taught in your home, there is an additional mileage charge
Please contact me to discuss your requirements:
07976 051545


2-Day Botanical Art Workshops - Barnsdale Gardens

Aimed at beginners and those with limited experience, these themed, 2-day workshops are a great introduction to the world of botanical art.

Small class sizes allow for individual tuition and progression in a beautiful setting (the cream tea is also quite yummy).

Click on the photo for more information on Barnsdale Garden's website. Booking is also via their website or office.


'Botanical Drawing & Illustration' -
Nottingham Trent University Short Courses

Following the success of the first two BD&I short courses, the programmes are continuing into 2023 as both a short course and as part of the University's Summer School events programme.

Click on the photo for more information at NTU. Booking is via NTU's website


Field Studies Council - Slapton Ley, Devon

Painting Moths & Butterflies in watercolour/gouache
17 - 21 July 2023

Suitable for all levels of experience, we will be working with set & pinned specimens of
native and visiting butterflies and moths. We will initially draw then paint our subjects in either watercolour, gouache or a combination of the two. Weather conditions (& staff availability) permitting, we may be able to set up moth traps one evening, with a review (and release) the following morning.

Botanical Art & Illustration: Beginners & Improvers

24 - 28 July 2023


Come and join me at the inspirational setting of the FSC's Slapton Ley Nature Reserve. The course is aimed at both beginners and improvers; it can be extremely advantageous for those with little or no experience to work alongside painters with some expertise. The sharing of skills and knowledge is greatly encouraged and can be beneficial to all concerned.

Click on the photo for more information, including how to book onto this course.


Botanical Art: Spring Forward
9 - 12 May 2023
The Nightingale Centre, Great Hucklow, Derbyshire

Field Art Breaks

Botanical Art: Spring Forward - Botanical art and illustration in watercolours


Learn about the fascinating history of botanical art and illustration on this residential course, which is aimed at both complete beginners and improvers.  Using mainly watercolours and working directly from a choice of specimens, you will develop your knowledge and skills of botanical art, learning how to represent three dimensional objects on a flat surface.   

Click on the photo for more information, including how to book onto this course

Leicestershire & Rutland Wildlife Trust
Botanical Art: an introduction
Volunteer Centre, Rutland Water, Oakham, Rutland

19 & 20 April 2023

21 & 22 June 2023

28 & 29 September 2023

2-day workshops (dates not linked though previous attendees are very welcome), providing an introduction to the wonderful world of botanical art. Suitable for beginners and improvers, we will explore developing drawing and painting techniques to accurately depict the natural world.

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