Workshops & Tech Talks

I love teaching. I try to nurture and encourage confidence in beginners. Over the years I’ve developed a fine-tuned skill for identifying where intermediate and advanced painters need to focus in order to progress to higher technical levels.

My educational and professional background as an art teacher ideally qualifies me to offer botanical graphite, watercolour, and coloured pencil classes; it’s a genre to which I have been dedicated for the past twenty years. I have tutored individuals and small groups, and conducted group workshops in Canada, the U.S.A., Bermuda and South Africa. I have also led destination workshops in the UK, Italy, Morocco, and Spain.

Prompted by the travel restrictions imposed by COVID-19, I am now conducting online workshops and 90-minute Tech Talks as well. You can see more about this on my dedicated botanical education website at

I hold nothing back when teaching, guided by something Annie Dillard said: “The impulse to keep to yourself what you have learned is not only shameful, it is destructive.”

Upcoming workshops and Tech Talk schedule:

I now list upcoming workshops on my dedicated botanical art education site which you can access by clicking here.