Extra Palette Knife Workshop in July!

New Workshop Date I usually do not run my one day workshops during the summer months.   But I have had a good few enquiries for one lately, so I have scheduled a new Palette Knife Workshop for 2nd July, to paint a still life in oils. This workshop booked out so quickly I released two new dates, 16th July and 13th August.   Delighted and surprised at the interest as there are only four spaces left in the 16th July already.   They are booking up so fast.      If you fancy giving it a go, book your [...]

Monthly Painting Demonstrations

Monthly Painting Demonstrations If you love painting, and are interested in learning more, tune in for monthly full-length instructional videos. Access to all full-length videos, plus bonus art and business tips. In my monthly membership - COLOUR CUBE - you will receive a monthly painting demonstration from start to finish, plus lots of art and business tips and access to over 20 archived painting demos.   Get to meet everyone in the group in our private Facebook group too. This membership is great value at only €10 per month. JOIN NOW FOR A 7 DAY FREE TRIAL - TRY [...]

2022 Art Course and Workshop Dates Announced

New Palette Knife Workshop and Art Class Dates Announced. Well we have waited so long for the fantastic news that restrictions are lifted and following yesterdays announcement (21/01/2022), I am delighted to be able to finalise three new workshop dates and the commencement of my 10 week Spring Term Art Classes. Classes and Workshops book out fairly quickly so if you are interested in joining me for either, please check out the dates and book early.   If you have a gift voucher for a workshop contact me with your preferred date and I will book you in. If [...]

Masterclass September Offer – 3 months free

To celebrate my birthday, I am offering this amazing special for the month of January 2022 on my 12 month Masterclass Painting Course 3 months free - €150 off Pay with one payment or spread the cost over 6 months with my easy payment option. 14 days money back guarantee. DISCOUNTED PRICE €445 offer extended to 6th February - Book now Learn more

Art Classes in Skerries Mills Resume

Delighted to be announcing the resumption of my weekly art classes in the Loft Room in Skerries Mills, County Dublin, Ireland following Government guidelines.   The 2021 autumn term will run for 8 weeks on Mondays (to allow for bank holidays) and 10 weeks on Wednesdays. Monday morning 10.30 am to 12.30 am – 8 week course starting 6th September – €150 (one space left) Wednesday morning 10.30 am to 12.30 am – 10 week course starting 1st September – €190 (fully booked) Wednesday afternoon 2 pm to 4 pm – 10 week course starting 1st September – €190 (one space left) [...]

New Online Course Early Bird Discount

My new online Masterclass Painting Course, is now ready to go. The course will go live on 15th October in six modules, released over 12 weeks.   So every two weeks a new module is released. With lots of resources, challenges and full length painting video tutorials, covering, landscapes, seascapes, still life, interiors, flowers and Plein air.   A comprehensive course that will inspire you and give you the tools to build an easy to follow process into your painting practice. There is an early bird offer available until mid September, so book now to avail of the €100 off [...]

Self-Portraits in Colour Cube

For the month of August, we have been working on self-portraits in the Colour Cube Membership online course. When I set self-portraits as the August Challenge, there was a sharp intake of breath from all the Colour Cubers!!!   But as we have progressed through the month there have been some amazing portraits painted and everyone so surprised at what they have achieved once they put their minds to it. I think it shows that we sometimes just say we can't do something, but if we try we usually can, and with practice, we might even be good at it! [...]

Lights, Camera, Action

Earlier this month I had the pleasure of working with Jenny from Stand Out Films. She was helping me set up the studio for filming for my new online courses. We had so much to learn about lighting, camera angles and sound. But Jenny made the process run like clockwork. With her help, we managed to get our first course recorded and a few intro videos too. From here on in we are on our own with filming, but we now feel we are more prepared to be able to produce professional videos for future courses. Thanks Jenny for all [...]

Free Zoom Art Classes End

Our last free zoom art class was on 13th June. It is hard to believe that they ran for 13 weeks in total. Thanks to everyone who took part with over 50 people signed up. We kept each there going through the lockdown and our paintings improved too. It was good fun and a learning curve on Zoom!!! But it is now time to get back to normal. So from next week classes will be going live on my new online courses and membership program. For more information check the courses out here Check our my new online courses here

Online Art Class Launch

I have been busy with the set up of my new online art classes which will take the form of a membership and recording full painting demonstrations too.  The membership will be based on a monthly subscription with weekly classes on the Zoom app including one monthly painting demonstration video + lots more.  This is just like attending your weekly art class but now its online. With lots more resources. If you would like to learn more about the membership and how it works, hit the button below. Online courses are also being videoed presently and will be available on [...]

Zooming Along

During the lockdown I have kept the normal weekday art classes running on the Zoom app. In my last blog about our weekly course, I opened up the class to anyone who would like to join us and was surprised by the take up of my offer. I suppose everyone is looking for ways to fill their days in these strange times. I am happy to be able to help and enjoy the interacting with everyone. https://youtu.be/ZbFYJEp2Sbs Above is a taste of our classes which include short demonstrations to answer questions posed by students. This demo of painting sunsets covered [...]

Art classes go on-line

When things are turned on their head we have to be resilient. To stem the spread of COVID-19 our art classes went on-line this month, on the ZOOM App. I'm not tech-savvy at all but we have to go out of our comfort zone now and then. It was definitely a learning curve but we managed very well. The plan for the next four weeks is to run the art class online with a video demo at each class, showing step by step instructions. Participants will work on their own painting using the instructions and working from an image supplied [...]

Coming Soon…Online Courses

Are you looking for ways to improve your painting technique and skills? Do you take classes and workshops to learn new painting techniques and see how other artists do it! I certainly do.   But sometimes we just don’t have the time to travel to classes and workshops. Even if we have the time, they can be expensive and it can be hard to find a suitable course in your area. Lugging all the paints, canvases, brushes, mediums and easel to the class can be exhausting.   That’s why I am putting together my online course, so you can learn [...]

Workshops – a few spaces available

Demo Painting from our last Peony Workshop. Delighted that the first two new dates for workshops are not fully booked. A few still available in the Peonies Workshop on Saturday 29th February and the Landscape Workshop on 21st March. If you would like to join me for a great day out go to the booking page on my website where there is lots of information and you can book your space. Link below. LEARN MORE...

5 Steps To A Successful Painting

I put this together to show everyone my five simple steps to a successful painting. Hope you find it useful. Paint the blank canvas in a base colour (this is called a ground)Paint in the lines of the rule of thirds to help your compositionDraw in roughly (with paint) your subjectBlock in colours with a large brush/knifeBuild up detail with a smaller brush/knifeCheck your painting in reverse with a mirror to help see any problems that might need addressing. Paint the blank canvas in a base colour (this is called a ground) Paint in the lines of the rule of [...]

Workshop dates 2020

New dates for my palette knife workshops for 2020 have just been confirmed. I am delighted to offer everyone an early bird coupon for €10 off the normal price of €135 until 8th December. So book your place early. Please enter coupon code loyalty10 on the checkout page to get your €10 discount. Saturday 1st February Wildflower Meadows in oils. Book your place Saturday 15th February Seascapes in oils. Book your place Saturday 29th February Still Life in oils. Book your place Spaces fill up fact so get your booking in early to avoid disappointment.

Art Classes September 2019 Dates

The next term of art classes will commence on Monday 2nd and Wednesday 4th September 2019 and will run for 8 weeks, costing €140. The classes are held in the Loft Room in Skerries Mills, County Dublin, Ireland, on Monday or Wednesday morning 10.30 am to 12.30 am. The course covers painting in oils and acrylics and everyone brings their own paints etc.  In all the classes, you will enjoy the fun, relaxed atmosphere with lots of one-on-one time with me and plenty of hands-on help. One art class during this term is an outing to the National Gallery for a guided [...]

New Autumn 2019 Dates – Palette Knife Workshops

New Dates Confirmed. Painting In Oils With A Palette Knife Autumn Dates Saturday  7th September 2019 – flowers in oils Sunday  8th September  2019 – seascapes in oils Saturday 28th September 2019 – meadows in oils Sunday 29th September 2019 – seascapes in oils  I has over 15 years experience giving workshops and teaching. I love to pass on my knowledge of painting. Passionate about teaching, I encourage my students to experience the joy that painting can bring. In all of my workshops, you will enjoy the fun, relaxed atmosphere, with lots of one-on-one time with me and plenty of demonstrations [...]

Roses in Oils, Mother’s Day Sorted!

    Roses in Oils, Mother's Day Sorted! Mother's day is early this year, on 11th March.   So its time to get organised!! Here is a great gift idea for your mum. On 24th March in my new series of "painting in oils with a palette knife," we will be painting roses.   This is the first workshop in oils covering still life which will give everyone a chance to experience this fabulous medium. Experienced or not all attendees will come away with a painting to be proud of. All materials are supplied, including canvas and paints, lunch and refreshments included.  [...]

9 Cyclamen

Our February palette knife workshop this Saturday (25th February) was a great success.   Each painting totally different. Fabulous group of ladies. Plenty of thick buttery paint. Nine happy painters. There are a few spaces left in my next palette knife workshop on 25th March and 22nd April.    If you fancy giving it a go there are more details about the class HERE. Fingers allowed!!

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