Taught by Artist Kate Tugwell

Welcome to my website. As a professional artist and trained tutor I love to create paintings and also to teach art to beginners and those with more advanced skills of all ages. I have a dedicated studio in Eastergate, located between Chichester and Arundel, for my own practice and hold workshops, courses and afternoon drop-in classes in venues around Sussex. My aim is to create a relaxed and informal atmosphere in which to learn new skills, tricks and tips, try things out, get creative and meet new people. Home-made cake is usually always on offer too!

This website gives details of the different short-courses and art workshops currently available. It also showcases my work so that if you would rather not paint it yourself, you can commission me to paint something for you! My BLOG pages reveal the progression of my portrait paintings through the various stages and for older posts please go to: http://portrait-artist-kate.blogspot.com

Art Classes include six-week courses in basic drawing skills, techniques in various mediums and a comprehensive portraiture course; workshops and one-to-one lessons can be tailor-made to include painting landscapes, still-life, animals, flowers and abstracts in watercolour paints, oils, acrylics, soft pastels or mixed media. People come from as far afield as Brighton, Horsham, Petworth, Midhurst and even the USA. Why not drop in on an Artynoon and if you like the class, talk to me about how you would like to progress or fill out the form on the CONTACT KATE page stating your area of interest?

I have been painting people portraits, family portraits and portraits of pets for a number of years. I take on a variety of painting commissions from family paintings, pet portraits, abstract paintings, favourite scenes and property through my other website: www.portraitsofpeople.net. My work is highly detailed and photo-realistic but I can adapt to any style of painting and love a challenge! Currently, my favoured medium is alkyd oil paint but I also enjoy working in acrylics, soft pastel, watercolour, graphite, coloured pencils, charcoal, oil pastels, collage and mixed media.

Hot off the press: I have just received delivery of a new book in which I am a featured artist! This 144-page instruction guide teaches you how to paint animals step-by-step in acrylic, oil and watercolour. Two of my paintings are on the cover and there are four of mine inside. RRP is £14.99 but you can order copies from me for just £12.00!

The portrait arrived safely this afternoon and I have to say it is absolutely fantastic! Really, really impressed such a likeness. As soon as I move to Wales and then have more dogs, cats etc will speak again for more of the same. Many thanks again.
— Julia H, Clifton, Oxfordshire
Thank you … your relaxed, interesting tutoring has been very inspiring. It’s great to learn new skills and improve on them.
As a complete beginner I found this course (Acrylics) really inspirational and exciting. Kate taught us so much in a short space of time and I’ve achieved more (much more!) than I would have thought possible.
— Juliette Lester
Kate ensures that everyone in the class is supported and encouraged to develop their particular styles and interests.
— Marian Kenward
Thank you for being such an inspirational, patient and encouraging art teacher. I feel that I have learnt so much from you.
The various techniques were really helpful and the presentations were all relevant and absolutely useful. I really enjoyed all three courses. You will see me again.
The modular design and delivery makes it possible for ‘artists’ at any level to become familiar or more expert with the medium - excellent value.
— Malcolm Roberts
Very fulfilling and great fun.
— Angela Glands
I love it! Thank you so much, exactly what I was after. You’re so talented. Just wanted to let you know that Laura and everybody else thought the drawing was amazing!! So thank you. I’ve put it on my Instagram and your name too so if anyone is interested they can check you out. I’ll be in touch in 3 years if not before when it’s my youngest daughters’ 21st birthday!! Thanks again.
— Tracy E, Carlisle, Cumbria

For more happy customer quotes and pictures of artworks, please see courses and commission pages.

Introducing Pastels

Next course starts Fridays 25th Sept - 30th Oct 2015 2-5pm at Storrington Village Hall, RH20 4DZ. Click for more...

Artynoon Drop-in Classes

Running Tuesdays from 22nd Sept 2015 at Storrington Village Hall 2-5pm. All abilities welcome. £20 on the door or get a £10 discount if you book five sessions. Click for more...

One-to-one Tuition

Come to Kate's sunny art studio set in her pretty cottage garden for tailor-made art tuition. Easy to get to from Arundel, Chichester, Littlehampton, Bognor and Worthing. Click here for more...

Autumn Exhibition

 27th-29th November 2015. Keep the date free! For all the fabulous people who have come to my classes over the years this is an opportunity to get together, show (and sell) some artwork and have an early Christmas party at Storrington Village Hall.
Contact Kate for more information.

●  Taught by professional artist and qualified art tutor

●  Instructive, practical, relaxed and fun for all abilities

●  Step-by-step demonstrations and illustrated handouts 

●  Wide variety of mediums to explore

●  Materials can be pre-ordered or a list is provided to bring your own

●  Refreshments included

●  Get creative, make new friends!

●  Eat cake!!