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I’m a contemporary artist whose inspiration comes from my passion for nature, the countryside and its ever-changing seasons. I love nothing more in art than taking either a white piece of paper or canvas and making marks. My style can be as dramatic as the moody skies, as calm and detailed as a precious flower, then another day I can take ripped pieces of paper, paints, pens and fabric and get lost in a landscape. My work is constantly evolving. I enjoy experimenting with new ideas and sharing the results with students in regular “Arty Farty” workshops here in my studio in Water End near Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire.


 "I believe everyone can paint, if you can hold a pen and write your name, then you have control of an action, it’s up to us to find your style"

Join in the fun at one of our Arty Farty workshops taking place in Water End, Hertfordshire.




Last Weekend of the month

Saturdays Animal Sculpture

Sundays Basket Making


Sat January 28th Animal Sculpture

Sun January 29th Basket Making

Sat March 25th Animal Sculpture

Sun March 26th Basket Making

Sat April 29th Animal Sculpture

Sun April 30th Basket Making

Sat May 27th Animal Sculpture

Sun May 28th Basket Making

Sat June 24th Animal Sculpture

Sun June 25th Basket Making

More Dates to come.

COST: £70.00

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Willow Weaving Animal Sculptures

Come  along  for the day, the last Saturday of the month and


learn how to weave an Animal Sculpture in willow. Over the


last few months we have had numerous, Herons, Hares a


leaping, moon gazing., boxing and sitting, chickens galore,


piggies,stags heads, rabbits, squirrels and lizards to name a




You name it Natalie can probably help you make it!

Willow Basket Making Sundays

On the last Sunday of the month we welcome you to our Willow Weaving Basket Workshop, shopping baskets/frame baskets, plant baskets. You will go home with a super 

I have had the pleasure of working with Natalie Mclay of Trottiscliffe Willow for a few years, Natalie regularly has her work exhibited at Hampton Court and RHS shows. A great tutor who works well in groups, making sure each individual gets the right amount of help. You will have great fun, learn a new skill and take your own animal sculpture or basket home.

Needle Felting


with Felt & Dandy


Saturday 26th November 2022

We start at 10.00am and aim to finish around 4.00pm

Hot beverages and biscuits are included in the cost, but please bring a packed lunch.


COST: £60.00

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Come along for the day and learn how to Needle Felt these delightful little Robins. 

Alison &Nic from Felt & Dandy are great tutors guiding you step by step to finish this adorable little bird, making sure that every student gets the right amount of attention to finish on time and take home this adorable little creature.

Alison appeared and won the Needle Felting in Kirsty's Homemade Christmas.

Stick Your Neck Out
Painting Workshop

Thursday 24th Nov

Thursday 1st Dec
10.00am until 5.00pm
£50 includes all materials

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What a lot of fun this workshop is.

Using Acrylic paints and a simple grid system


you will be shown different fun techniques and


skills on how to paint a funky long necked bird


or animal onto a long canvas using the colours


of your choice. 

You will end up with a super piece of artwork


to take home a pop on your wall.

Suitable for beginners.


Once a month – Learn new techniques, styles and arts with guest artists. These workshops cover all creativity from Willow Weaving & clay workshops to painting and printing. Please contact Gill for more information 


10AM - 1PM or 2PM – 5PM

Lessons for students who want to learn to paint. Materials provided for the first 2 lessons.


10AM - 1PM / 2PM – 5PM

or all day 

For artists and students with lots or just some experience who are looking to paint on a weekly basis in beautiful surroundings with other likeminded people. 



I have worked as a visiting tutor for the past five years with Gill. Her workshops have always had a welcoming feel for the participants and the tutor. This relaxed atmosphere enabled me and the students to concentrate on the art course and get through a lot of work in one day. She was also always there to help as back up
when someone needed a little extra guidance so as not to detract from the rest of the class
and workshop. Always a pleasure to work with Gill.

Matthew Rees, Artist and tutor


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