Art School Mission
• To help students "rediscover their sense of wonder" though the practice of observational drawing & painting
• To help artists improve practical skills with tuition whilst preserving their unique artistic voice.
• To provide a fun, nurturing, peaceful, more intimate and loving environment in which to create art.
Classes & Courses
Due to a house and studio move in 2017 my termly art courses are currently suspended. I expect to offer a new programme of courses in the Autumn of 2017 so please return in the summer to see what is on offer.
I am still taking commissions, delivering workshops and making art. So if you are interested in wax sculpture days or commissioning a painting then please get in touch.
"The whole experience was gentle, encouraging and informative and Eric is a very kind and patient teacher. My classmates - none of whom I knew - were very friendly and by the end of the five weeks we knew a great deal about form, tone and perspective and could draw flowers, skulls, bread, wine bottles, jugs, fruit, veg and even the 'dreaded' cubes. What's more most of the time the things we drew actually looked like flowers, skulls, bread, jugs etc!"
"I have really enjoyed the Tuesday morning classes and will really miss them. The course has given me a lot of confidence and helped me to really look and I have stared to do more drawing at home."
"I highly recommend taking classes with Eric. His classes are really fantastic. I have learned so much from him and my drawing skills have improved dramatically. Eric is a most generous teacher and a talented artist, worth every penny.”
"Fantastic commitment to teaching you how to draw. I had no previous experience at the start."
"It's been a wonderful course Eric. I will definitely be back in the New Year. Thank you."
"It was such an enriching experience to move from only knowing how to draw ‘stick people’. Eric’s classes are small and well-structured, so whatever your level, you get lots of personal attention from a talented and inspiring teacher, learning alongside others, in a relaxed and friendly setting."
Artist Gift Voucher
Looking for an unusual present idea for Christmas or a birthday for the partner or friend who has everything? I offer Gift Vouchers redeemable against art courses, workshops or artwork.
Oil Portrait Artist
My portrait commission service is about painting directly from the sitter. The results achieved feel more present and in my opinion are of much more artistic value than a painting made from a photograph. By sitting for me, you are entering a long tradition of portraiture.
Read about commissioning a portrait painting.
Surrey Art & Studio News
"A Voice For Leith Hill @ Leith Hill Place"
I am taking part in a travelling exhibition of artworks to celebrate the beauty of Leith Hill. There are plans to start a oil drilling operation in this special place this winter. The current exhibition is at Leith Hill Place with the National Trust and runs from 5th Aug to 30th October 2016.
More info here.
CHIP Save Pippbrook House
Pippfest is on Sunday 11th September 2016. Live music, art, stalls and food! Pippbrook House itself has ongoing art installations to raise awareness.
Read more about CHiP here.
Surrey Artists Open Studios
I took part in Surrey Artists Open Studios in June 2016.
Polesden Lacey Artist In Residence May 2016
I was artist in residence again this year and did a couple of paintings of the Garden Cottage and Iris Garden. The latter is currently on display in the cafe.
View past & present exhibitions here.
Cowparade Summer 2016
I have a couple of designs submitted.
I am looking for a corporate sponsor for my Pushmi-pullyu cow, can you help? It's all for charity!
WWW Wonder, Witness Worship Exhibition
My annual exhibition was at the Denbies Vineyard art gallery in Dorking. Find out more about the art exhibition here. Or watch the video below:
Aine Divine Workshop
In January I spent two days on a portrait painting workshop with Aine Divine. View past exhibitions or read the Art Tickles Blog.
Milton Glaser - The "I♥NY" man.
"Art at it's fullest capacity makes us attentive... you can reengage with reality... beauty moves you towards attentiveness ... if it moves you to attentiveness it is art"