Are you a lover of art and nature?
Have you always wanted to paint realistic flowers and plants in watercolour but feel daunted by the prospect of where and how to start?
Are you an artist who wants to improve and develop your skills?
Are you frustrated by lack of progression in your art and unsure of how to further develop your own style in painting?
Join me on my online art course ‘Botanical Elements’. This course is based on the seven elements of art – LINE, SHAPE, TONE, FORM, COLOUR, TEXTURE, SPACE and shows you how to successfully apply these elements to contemporary botanical painting.
There will be lots of practical advice and useful tips on how to develop your artistic skills. Learn how to draw accurately and elegantly, how master the different techniques of watercolour painting, and how to make the right colour choices for your paintings.
Above all, I want to show you how to enjoy the process of botanical painting.
Why take this course?
This course is designed for anyone who is interested in learning the art of botanical drawing and painting from the comfort of their own home, working entirely at their own pace. All you need is access to a computer and internet, basic art materials and enthusiasm!
I can help you
Ever since I was a child, I have been passionate about art and the natural world. Painting is my way of relaxing and immersing myself in the beauty of nature.
I am a self-taught watercolorist. My first botanical paintings were inspired by the ‘natural treasures’ that my young daughters brought home to me. As my skills developed, I realised that this was something that I really wanted to do full time. I studied with the Society of Botanical Artists and since graduating in 2012, have gone on to win numerous awards for my work. In 2018, I designed a set of postage stamps for Ireland featuring native Irish bees.
Teaching helps me to share my passion
For the past three years, I have taught the Online Botanical Art Course for London Art College and continue to work as a tutor for the Society of Botanical Artists Diploma Course. I give regular workshops both in Ireland and abroad. This experience has given me a unique insight into the challenges and issues that many emerging artists face. I have developed a clear and systematic approach to teaching my methods and feel immensely proud when I see my students achieve their own creative ambitions.
Whether you are a complete beginner or have some experience, this course will guide you towards becoming a better artist.