John Painting small I am a practising landscape artist with over 15 years of art tutoring experience. I have been teaching students of all levels of ability, fromĀ  beginners to degree level. Whether I am teaching painting, drawing, photography, life-drawing or design, I always strive to bring out the best in my students and positively encourage them to develop confidence in their skills. I have taken many students on art trips to Italy and France and enjoy sharing my knowledge of painting techniques and the History of Art during the annual workshops I teach at The Retreat.

The atmosphere in my studio is always friendly and relaxed which I believe fosters creativity. I always aim to provide guidance and advice on how my students can improve their skills further and encourage them to explore new ideas without infringing on their own artistic expression. Here, at my studio, I enjoy discussing classical painters, such as the local Crivelli brothers, with friends and students over a glass of fresh Marchesian wine.master stroke

Since graduating in 1993 with a BA Hons Degree in Fine Art Painting and Drawing, I have exhibited in national exhibitions in Britain and abroad. For many years, I held a studio in London and was a memberĀ of Contemporary British Artists’ Organisation (CBA), who’m I still have links with.

I enjoy developing my art practice when painting and teaching in Italy in the summer months, which is when I mainly focus on the landscape using traditional materials such as oil. I have been dividing my time between painting in England and Italy, where I have been exploring the beauty of the Le Marche countryside artistically.

I am looking forward to seeing you at The Retreat for a memorable art experience and a wonderful holiday in Italy’s beautiful countryside.

Here are a few examples of my recent work

These paintings are part of my current series of work and many have been shown at recent exhibitions in London, Paris, Russia and Italy. Some pieces are still work in progress. Prints will be available to buy soon.

Please contact me if you would like to purchase prints or commission a painting.