I provide private tuition and host workshops and courses in traditional painting and drawing in Sheffield. Suitable for all levels, from complete beginners to experienced artists.
I am a practicing visual artist trained in traditional academic painting and drawing techniques. I spent over two years studying at the Angel Academy of Art in Florence, Italy. The academy had a strict curriculum based on the methods used by French Academies in the late 19th Century. It placed an emphasis on a high level of draughtsmanship in both drawing and painting.
I have been practicing as a professional visual artist for the past 8 years. My work has been exhibited in the US, UK and Australia. I have been the recipient of a number of awards, scholarships, residencies and I recently featured on Sky's Landscape Artist of the Year and Sky's Portrait Artist of the Year.
I have experience teaching workshops in traditional painting and drawing methods, tutoring privately and running online art courses.
I will be able to help anyone seeking a stronger grounding in traditional drawing and painting techniques than is typically provided by the art faculties of contemporary schools and universities. I am happy to teach people of all levels, from beginners who haven`t picked up a paintbrush in their life to experienced artists who would like to incorporate new methods into their work.
While there are specific exercises and approaches which I believe all burgeoning artists should practice I am welcome to altering my approach to suit those seeking to incorporate traditional approaches into their work rather than learn a new system of drawing and painting from scratch.
If you think that I`d be able to help you develop as an artist please feel free to get in touch and we can figure out what sort of approach will work best for you.