“We all draw naturally as children but somehow, as we grow up, most of us grow away from drawing and think of it as a specialist skill rather than a natural human ability. I believe that drawing is a skill which can be taught and which anyone can learn.”

For us humans, drawing can be a way to express ourselves, notice beauty, make sense of things, play, have fun and relax – it’s not only for artists!

I am an experienced artist/tutor and have helped hundreds of adults to discover their creativity through the pleasure of drawing. I currently run an online course and in-person workshops. Want to learn to draw? Read on to find out how I can help you and hear when places are available by subscribing to my studio newsletter here»

Permission to Draw

‘Permission to Draw’ is a live online course designed to help you reconnect with that inquiring, child-like view of the world and learn to see and represent it in your own way.

It is suitable for complete beginners, secret zoom doodlers, reluctant diagram makers and competent colouring in-ers. It is also good for people who once loved art but have lost it along the way and would really like to reconnect with their creative selves. If you’re curious to know if you can learn to draw, this course will help you discover what you’re capable of.

Each week I will lead you through drawing tasks to develop your perceptive skills, your knowledge of drawing approaches and your confidence to play and experiment. Expect calm and contemplative exercises with enough challenge to keep you progressing, with guidance from me all the way alongside a supportive group of other learners.

The next course begins in September 2024 – email me to join or read more»


a group drawing a treeI love helping people learn to draw and I teach in-person workshops on charcoal drawing and drawing trees in the woodland.

This year I’ll be offering a small number of workshops which I’ll announce to my mailing list first. You can subscribe here to my studio news or email me if you have a particular request.