Watercolour Botanical Illustration and Natural History Painting WORKSHOPS – 2022
Hi everyone! I hope youve all been keeping well, happy and creative during these crazy times and are settling in to the new year nicely. Who knew what was in store for us all these past years but here we are kicking off a brand new year and it still feels exciting!
Im sure many of you have found plenty of upsides during the successions of lockdowns and sweeping life changes weve all been experiencing, silver linings to all things huh! I can see so many of you have been putting more time and focus into your creative pursuits, old and new and thats wonderful. As 2022 finds us all and settles into our bones a little it seems we are finally coming to a place where we can dare hope for some return to some sense of ‘normality’ ahead.
For me personally i feel hopeful! So much so that Ive gone ahead and pencilled in some ACTUAL EVENTS, like REAL people in NEW places… for REAL! Now thats optimism for sure. For two years the world has said NO! Then I said NO… But its time… time for a little bit of YES in our lives, woohoo! For me my schedule remains very full for the year but I have agreed to return to teaching a handful of painting workshops with Artable.
I will be working closely with Gillian from Artable Studio for all workshop events for 2022 as she is one of my favourite humans, because it keeps things simple for me and for you guys, because she offers such a wonderful extended network of like minded people and support for you to tap into, and because I know with Gillian everything will run like a well oiled machine. We like that.
So whats ahead you ask? Well I know you have been asking plenty so I thought Id go ahead and share whats on the table at this stage. Some events are locked in and already booked out or very close too it. Others are in the planning stages with details to be refined but heres what we have on the schedule for 2022. Take a look at whats on offer and reach out to Gillian if you would like to join us.
It sure is exciting to be dipping our toes back in the workshop waters again. It has been too long. Without further ado, heres the list of events. We hope to see you in the wash ❤️
Whats on the 2022 workshop table you ask…?
Just follow the links in each listing for bookings and more information
BAY OF FIRES, Tasmania – MARCH 2022 – 5 RETREAT DAY EVENT – CONCLUDED – This event is booked out but if youd like to join us for this event, get in touch with Gillian as we finalise the last numbers, or get your name down on the waiting list. We will be focussing on botanical, natural history and realistic watercolour illustration over this sensational 5 day event in the Bay of Fires. I mean…. WOW. I cant even wait! Being on the coastline for this event we might even have a play with new and relevant subjects of the SPECTACULAR Bay of Fires seaside.
HOBART, Tasmania – MARCH 2022 – 3 DAY EVENT – CONCLUDED – Follow the link for more information on this event. Its a 3 Day event in gorgeous Hobart, a first! This event follows the Bay Of Fires event, for those who just cant get enough of beautiful Tasmania! Im so excited about this one. We will be focussing on natural history and realistic watercolour illustration whilst enjoying the Hobart surrounds.
GOLD COAST Event – MAY 2022 – 5 DAY WORKSHOP EVENT – CONCLUDED – We will be focussing on botanical, natural history and realistic watercolour illustration over this 5 day event. I cant tell you how much I am looking forward to returning to the Gold Coast once more. It is simply too long since that was possible but Im coming back and I cant wait to see you all again! Details of this event are just being locked in now but get in fast, let Gillian know youd like to join us and Im sure we will have an excellent week of learning together!
MELBOURNE – AUGUST 3-7, 2022 – 5 DAY WORKSHOP EVENT – Confirmed, Places filling fast! – I know many of you in Melbourne have been reaching out to see when Ill be returning to Victoria, so weve gone ahead and planned a 5 day workshop in for us so we can finally get together again. Let Gill know if youd be interested in joining us for this workshop and I will see you there!
BRISBANE – SEPTEMBER 13,14 and 15, 2022 – 3 DAY WORKSHOP EVENT – Confirmed, Taking Bookings Now – This is a three day event covering realistic watercolour and botanical illustration. It precedes the next event which is a 3 day on watercolour bird illustration, for those who’d like to cover both. Contact Marcel and Yasmin at Bienarte if you’d like to join us.
NOTE – I will also be doing a DEMONSTRATION evening for a few hours on the evening of 15th September should you like to join us.
BRISBANE – SEPTEMBER 16, 17 and 18, 2022 – 3 DAY WORKSHOP EVENT – Confirmed, Taking Bookings Now – This is a three day event covering realistic watercolour and botanical illustration. It follows the event above, which is a 3 day on watercolour botanical illustration, for those who’d like to cover both. Contact Marcel and Yasmin at Bienarte if you’d like to join us
DEVONPORT, Tasmania – OCTOBER 22-27, 2022 – 5 DAY RETREAT EVENT – Confirmed, Places filling fast! – We will be focussing on botanical, natural history and realistic watercolour illustration over this 5 day event in Devonport, located in northern Tasmania. We have a fabulous new venue to explore and we will be working from a sensational rhododendron (and other treasures) garden in the area. I am sure whatever comes it will be a wonderful, memorable time. Reach out to Gillian for all the details on this event to see if its a fit for you!
DEVONPORT, Tasmania – OCTOBER 29-31, 2022 – 3 DAY WORKSHOP EVENT – Confirmed, Places filling fast! – We love Tassie so much that weve added this new workshop event following our retreat event before it. Come for one, come for both, were really looking forward to this workshop. We will be focussing on botanical, natural history and realistic watercolour illustration over this 3 day event located in Devonport, in northern Tasmania. Reach out to Gillian for all the details on this event to see if its a fit for you!
MANLY, NSW – OCTOBER 14, 15 and 16 – 3 DAY WORKSHOP EVENT – Confirmed, Taking Bookings Now – Ill be working with a new Sydney based studio, Artistikca & Manly Sculpture School for this three day event, aptly set on the gorgeous fringe of the national park in Manly. We will be exploring Natural History illustration in watercolour again and although specific subjects are yet to be decided, it will be in my usual botanical flavour. Its a LONG time since i was home long enough to hold an event in the Sydney area (my hometown) so I am really looking forward to this one, right at my doorstep. If you’d like to join this small group for a few days of painting and learning, get in touch with Katherine to pop your name down and we will see you there!
So there you have it! I will update this post as things come up and evolve, just like I used to in my EVENTS posts. Its an easy place for you to stay informed and to navigate your way to the right people. We would love to see you along the way. Goodness knows, we ALL deserve a little time our, some restoration and growth, and to get in touch with beautiful places to adventure in again!!
DONT FORGET THESE ONLINE PAINTING TUTORIALS ARE AVAILABLE
For those unable to come along to a face to face event this time, dont forget I have a handful of in depth botanical painting tutorials available online. You might enjoy getting on board with me there, all in the comfort of your own home 🙏🏻