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 workspace at my new home in Plaistow, located between Haslemere and Horsham, Godalming, Cranleigh, Petworth and Midhurst, 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. As a practising artist I know the delights and pitfalls of creating art in a variety of mediums so love to pass on my discoveries to others. Home-made vegan cake and treats are usually 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! Please look through my galleries of work by following the links on COMMISSION A PORTRAIT. My BLOG pages reveal the progression of my portrait paintings through the various stages and for much 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 to my classes from as far afield as Brighton, Worthing, Littlehampton, Arundel, Bognor, Chichester and Portsmouth to the south, Petersfield, Alton, Farnham, Guildford, Dorking, Crawley, Haywards Heath and even Europe and 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 buildings. Much of my work is highly detailed and photo-realistic but I can adapt to any style of painting and love a challenge! I like working in all mediums and at the moment I am enjoying experimenting with alkyd oil paints and pen & wash. I also enjoy working in acrylics, soft pastel, watercolour, graphite, coloured pencils, charcoal, oil pastels, collage and mixed media.
Published artist: I now have some of my work and methods included in three books which teaches you how to paint animals step-by-step in acrylic, oil and watercolour. Please contact me if you would like to purchase any of the copies.
For more customer's comments and pictures of artworks, please see courses and commission pages.
Course Dates for 2019
The Introduction to Pastels course starts Thursday 14th November - 19th December, 10-1pm in Storrington Village Hall and there’s a NEW Introduction to Acrylics Painting weekend booked for 9th/10th November, 10-4pm at Thakeham Village Hall, RH20 3GW. The NEW Fur & Feathers Course starting Wednesday 13th November - 18th December, 1-4pm in Bury Village Hall, but is already fully subscribed. Please contact Kate to express an interest in any of the courses and add yourself to the email list for notification before dates are put on the website.
The drop-in Artynoons are every Thursday, 1.30-4.30pm at Storrington Village Hall, £25 per session, so feel free to pop in and paint! NB. There is no class on Boxing Day 2019!
Mini-breaks & Holidays…
New for 2020… ‘Sketch & Stretch’ - Art and Pilates holiday in Spain and UK weekend breaks. Click: minibreaks for more details.
There are four different workshop days booked at the Weald & Downland Museum this year. For more details see the workshops page...
For tailor-made art sessions, contact Kate to book any time to suit you. Easy to get to from Haslemere, Billingshurst, Horsham, Godalming, Guildford, Cranleigh, Petworth, Chichester and Midhurst. Click here for more...
Available for talks
If you belong to a social group or society and would like Kate to come and talk about her life as an artist or would like some teaching on a specific area of art, please contact Kate...
● 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 homemade cake!!
For birthdays or Christmas gifts arty vouchers are available for any amount towards any art class, course or commission ... treat a friend or find someone to treat you!!