SHIRLEY MAY: ARTIST & TEACHER 

My painting philosophy is observation, experimentation, imagination and fun!

 

I love water colour for its beautiful determination to paint itself, and using it is like trying to tame a wild animal. I love using gouache colour thickly to paint en Plein air.

 

In my little painting classes I have the opportunity to share this enthusiasm. And if you join me I hope to help your practice.

Painting Classes: Beginners/Improvers

 

         Enrol now for six Thursday afternoons: 2.30pm - 4.30pm: January (2020) 16th, 23rd, 30th. February 4th, 13th.

             Water Colour Practice Sessions. Tea and Mozart included. Advice if requested.

                   Room for 3 people. Bring your own materials. Contact me if you would like advice about materials.

                        Email shirley.may@btinternet.com or phone 01273 729204; mob: 07767496957

 

 

     Painting class in action. Music and tea, good company and peaceful surroundings.

 

     

                  Still life demo painted with my little class.

 

     

     Out in the fresh air. Hove Park Cafe sketchbook painting.

 

Previous Experience

I have taught a small watercolour class in my house most weeks since 2011.

I have exhibited in Fiveways Artists Open Houses in the 1990's, had exhibitions in Lancing Library, Michelham Priory, Oxmarket Centre (Chichester), been published in "An Introduction to Painting Flowers" by Elisabeth Harden (The Apple Press 1994 ISBN 1-85076-536-7) and cover/inside illustration for "Coffee Wisdom" by Theresa Cheung (Conari Press 2003 ISBN 1-57324-865-7). I have completed various private commissions, and paint regularly every week. I have Certificates in Art and Printmaking from the University of Brighton, and a Post Graduate Certificate in Education from the University of Sussex.

 

I am also a freelance writer of book indexes since 1994.

(Advanced Member of the Society of Indexers; BSc(Hons) Biological Sciences)

 

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