None currently planned.

Please contact me if you are interested in arranging a bespoke workshop for groups of 2 to 10.


This season I am offering one-to-one tuition from my home in the Scottish Highlands .

Learn how to capture the beauty of the Highlands and enjoy painting “en plein air” . I will explain the principles of a good composition and guide you through the process of sketching in oils using a small pochade box in stunning locations on the north coast.

All materials are supplied for the tuition period with an option to buy your own new plein air painting kit for future use. I have put together materials & equipment based on my own kit and experience of working outside and travelling light. The oil paints are mixable with water, avoiding the need you to carry solvents and enabling hands (sometimes faces) and brushes to be cleaned without making a mess in your hotel room!

My special outdoor painting kit is available at a discounted price (see pdf below)


The kit will be supplied in a free canvas bag with a Paint magazine from the SAA, and my own guidance notes on painting en plein air.

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What to expect:

After an initial consultation, I will tailor the tuition to suit your needs, determining where to go and what to sit on. This is about painting in your own style with no experience necessary – I will cover everything from selecting a subject to mixing colours and I welcome absolute beginners.  We’ll aim to sit outside and paint the landscape we see in front of us, but if the weather is against us we can cover the principles indoors. Your canvas’s will be yours to take home.

Please bring enough layers to keep you warm, and be aware that you could get paint on your clothing. It is useful to have a camera with you and something to eat and drink if you have booked a whole day.

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Booking & Payment :

To avoid disappointment, please give me as much notice as you can. However, if you fancy learning to sketch in oils tomorrow please contact me – you might be lucky!

Prices :

£80 for half day (3 hour block)

£150 for full day (10am to 5pm)

or tuition at £30 per hour to suit your needs

I can issue a Paypal invoice or take a credit card payments. I also accept cash and cheques, all subject to payment before we begin.