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My philosophy for teaching drawing or painting is there will be “No Stress”.  I want my students to enjoy the moment while learning the foundation of these mediums.

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I encourage my students to expand their personal art growth and find their voice in a relaxed atmosphere.

I offer Private/Semi Private lessons in Drawing and Painting from pure beginners to advanced beginners.  These sessions are offer in my home studio gallery located in Colwood on the beautiful Esquimalt Lagoon.  The studio/gallery has it's own entrance and facilities.

Novice Drawing or Painting,

Painting or Sketching on Location,

Colour Theory,

Painting the Seasons - 4 sessions,

Painting Dramatic Skies - 4 sessions,

Perspective & Depth - 2 sessions,




If you are interested in taking Private/Semi Private lessons, please contact me  






DUE TO CONVID19 - I am conducting private and semi private art instructions via my home studio/gallery or outside on location or by video chat/Zoom.  My studio has it's own entrance and washroom facilities.  Please contact me for further information at 250-294-4706 or email me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


My Art Courses at the Coast Collective Art Centre - www.coastcollective.ca  The Coast Collective is closed until further notice.




INTRODUCTION TO EN PLEIN AIR PAINTING, two morning workshop, 930am to noon - please contact me for further info at 250-294-4706.

Painting en plein air can be a joy for capturing your feelings of the scenes in front of you!  This is not a class for beginner painters.  Advanced beginners.

Knowing what to bring for en plein air set-up with your medium (oils, ic,a watercolours and pastels) can be a challenge.  You want to bring it all but know that this is not necessary for require to be able to create in comfort and freedom while in the great outdoors.  Next question that crosses your mind, what is the best way to start painting on location since it seems rather Big and overwhelming.

Cost: $250.00


DRAMATIC SKIES - 4 two and half hour sessions,  plse contact me at 250-294-4706.

These sessions are designed for (acrylics or oils) advanced beginners, covering techniques and tips for creating dramatic and colourful skies!

Cost: $350.00

DARE TO DRAW, 6 two hour sessions, please contact me for more info at 250-294-4706.

 This course is designed for those who think they cannot draw and also a good review of foundations for those who have not picked up a pencil in awhile.  Each class will include exercises on various elements of drawing:  Line, Values, Forms, Positive & Negative Space, Perspective and Composition.  Students will learn to draw an object not only to obtain a likeness, but also to give the drawing energy and life.  A good sense of humour is an asset for this course.  Drawing will be demystified using time honoured teaching methods, instructions and demonstrations.

 Cost $450.00 


Perspective & Depth Drawing - Two 2 hour sessions.  Please contact me for more info at 250-294-4706.

 You will learn the basics of one, two and three point perspective.  How to add a sense of depth and scale.  What is a vanishing point, what is the difference between a horizon line and eye level.  Whether you draw or paint seriously or for fun, a good base of perspective can enhance your artwork and help solve common compositional challenges.  Plenty of handouts will be available.

 Cost $175.00 


DARE TO PAINT FOR THE NOVICE -   Six 2.5 hour sessions.  Please contact me for more info at 250-294-4706.

This painting course is designed for the absolute beginner or the artist that needs a good review in foundation.  You will learn to apply basic acrylics or oil  painting techniques to create your own art.  Painting will be demystified using time honoured teaching methods, instructions and demonstrations.  A good sense of humour is a must!

 Cost $450.00


ADVANCED PAINTING (oils OR acrylic's)  - Six 2.5 hour sessions. Please contact me at 250-294-4706 for more info.

This six week course is designed to further the development of painters who are ready to move beyond the skills gained in level 1 or basic's.  Emphasis will be on your individual development, enhancng your technical skills and personal expression.  Come join this friendly relaxed class, no stress allowed.

Cost $450.00


DARE TO PAINT FOR THE ABSOLUTE BEGINNER - Workshop, 10am to 4pm.  Contact me at 250-294-4706 for more info.

This two day workshop is designed for the absolute beginner!  We will cover all the basics you need to get going in applying paint onto the canvas, from brush application to basic colour theory.  Painting will be demystified using traditional teaching methods with demonstrations.  A good sense of humour is a must!




So, you want to demystify colour mixing but the colour wheel seems daunting!  This two 2 hour sessionsis for you.  At the end of the day you will understand the basic principles of colour theory, giving you a clear action plan as it can be hard to know where to begin or where you have been going wrong.

 Cost $175.00 


IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, PLEASE EMAIL ME or call at 250-294-4706.  All art questions welcome!


PAINTING THE SEASONS  WORKSHOP -  4 two and half hour sessions.  For more info, plse call me at 250-294-4706.

These four sessions are designed for the advanced novice.  We will explore our typical Canadian four seasons by painting a spring summer, fall and winter scene.    Exploring composition of the landscape, painting techniques and palettes that work best for the season being painted.  

Cost $350.00 


I regularly teach workshops in a range of genres including:

Drawing without Fear - 1 or 2 day workshop

Painting without Fear - 2 day workshop

Intro to Colour Theory without Stress - 1 or 2 day workshop

Painting the Seasons - 2 day workshop

Intro to Figure and Facial Drawing - 4 hour workshop.


GROUPS I have instructed or demo for:

OPUS Art Supplies, Victoria, BC

Maple Ridge Painters, Duncan, BC

Croften Painters, Croften, BC

West Shore Art Council, Victoria, BC

Coast Collective Art Centre, Victoria, BC

Tico Pod, Jaco, Costa Rica

Orleans Visual Art Centre, Ottawa, ON

Ottawa Adult Continuing Education, Ottawa, ON

Art Study - Monet's Garden, Giverny, France