Do you want to learn draw and paint plants accurately

Gain new skills or improve your existing ones

Receive individual support and personalised feedback


Take a look at the available courses as well as the new Tutorials


View the Student Gallery and stories to discover the possibilities!

Feel free to contact me with any questions or check the blog for news


Illustrating Leaves

Starts: Immediate 

Start to improve your leaf drawing and painting today!

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Price £325

One place available on this course

Botanical Art for Beginners

Starts:January 20th 2020

Build confidence with your painting and drawing.

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Price £400  Book now

Watercolour on Vellum

Starts: immediate

Learn to paint beautiful glowing works on vellum

3 places available from January 2020 

NEW Course! Advanced Botanical Art Course:

A new pathway to learning at a professional level with a strong emphasis on personalised mentoring. For 10 Students only 

Application closed will be available again at the end of 2020
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NEW Tutorials: Building Skills:

Non assessed online video and web based tutorials, on specific subjects and techniques. Available now




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How does Online Learning Work?

Once you sign up for a course, your place confirmed within 48 hours. Before the course start date you will be issued with a password to access the 'Student Area'. All materials for your course are accessible online, you can view or print off learning materials as PDF's and access step-by-step videos and other resources. In addition there is an optional private social networking Facebook group for students that wish to participate in discussions etc. I'm available by email for general questions and support and also for Skype sessions (by request). Each course is delivered in manageable parts and at the end of each part you submit work electronically via email and receive comprehensive feedback. 


Collectively these methods work to reduce the isolation felt by some students when studying a distance learning programmes. 

My approach to Learning and Teaching

TECHNIQUES & THEORY: at the core of my teaching method and the building blocks for success in botanical art and illustration.

IMPROVING OBSERVATION deconstructing both the subject and approach into manageable parts and sections. 

FEEDBACK: Personalised feedback is provided with digital editing of your work where necessary. Turnaround time is around 3-4 weeks. Resubmission is permitted as there is little point in moving on, if you're not ready.

INDIVIDUAL SUPPORT: encouragement and support for your individual learning needs, allowing you to develop your own style an artist, rather that teaching you to copy.


A sample video from the Botanical Art for Beginners Course

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