Watercolour Landscape Painting Tuition
In The UK and Online With Jem Bowden

I love helping people with their painting and I provide various types of tuition. I teach one-to-one in my home studio or online via video meeting (Zoom) and I offer instructional videos.  I also teach courses and offer residential watercolour painting holidays. I run shorter-format painting workshops and give demonstrations around the UK too. The latter can also be done via online video meeting (Zoom), so distance is no object.
Have a look at the sections below for more information about how you can learn watercolour painting with me, and click through from each section for further details. If I can help with anything then please get in touch.

Courses & Residential Painting Holidays

If you like the idea of spending some fun, creative time in lovely surroundings while learning to paint, primarily in the great outdoors, then please do have a look at the courses and painting holidays that I’m teaching.  For courses of shorter duration see Workshops.

Spring Watercolour En Plein Air, Dedham Hall,16th - 23rd April 2022

Dedham Hall, CO7 6AD
16/04/2022 - 23/04/2022
Join Jem to improve your plein air painting at inspiring locations around the Essex/Suffolk border and coast, based at the renowned artist's getaway of Dedham Hall...

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Big Sky Art; En Plein Air in Norfolk - June 19th - 24th 2022.

The White House, PE31 8JY
19/06/2022 - 24/06/2022
A unique, unspoiled part of England, with small harbours, beaches and saltmarsh creeks offering inspiring, atmospheric subjects under the wide open skies....

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Video Tuition For Watercolour Landscape Painting

You can buy or hire my instructional videos from my Vimeo channel, which is linked from my Video Tuition page.  I also have free demonstration videos on YouTube to give you a taster.
Click the button below to see previews of all my videos (or click the image to go straight to my latest release on Vimeo).

Watercolour Painting Workshops

I teach some one and two-day workshops each year at well-known establishments around the country.  These are thoughtfully structured introductions to my approach to painting.  They may include demonstrations, exercises, guided or step-by-step painting, as well as some analysis and reflection.
Tackling a challenge without expectation is I believe the best way to learn and develop as a painter, so I feel you shouldn’t be taking home a masterpiece, but rather some useful ideas to work with.  See below for upcoming workshops.

Workshops at Art Groups

I also regularly visit art groups and societies around the country.  Please get in touch if you would like to discuss this.

Landscape and Coastal scenes in watercolour: Seeing, interpreting & painting

The Sandpiper Studio, Foxes Farm, Badgers Rake Lane, Ledsham, South Wirral CH66 8PF
25/03/2022 - 26/03/2022
'Landscape and coastal scenes in watercolour: Seeing, interpreting & painting' Day 1: A coastal scene Day 2: A landscape scene This is a two day workshop, or can be booked as just one of the days independently. On each day Jem will explain his process of 'seeing, interpreting and then painting in watercolour'.

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One-To-One Watercolour Painting Tuition In Bristol And Online

For many people there is no better way of learning than through dedicated one-to-one tuition.  This is based at my home studio in south Bristol or Online – worldwide!

Watercolour Painting Demonstrations

In demonstration I aim to explain the main principles I typically work to, show the range of techniques I use and the energy I put into my painting. I really like these occasions to be as sociable and ‘interactive’ as possible, so no need to hold back on the heckling.
Please note I can now also give demonstrations via online video link, so distance is no object.

Articles & Writing

Since 2015 I’ve been a contributor to Leisure Painter magazine, always working to ensure my articles are of practical benefit to the reader (see: http://www.painters-online.co.uk/ for more info). In the past I’ve also written for New Artist, Paint & Draw, and Paint (magazine of the SAA; Society for All Artists). In 2016 I wrote/designed the current ‘Watercolour Diploma’ course for London Art College.

Contact Me

If you’d like to contact me to discuss purchasing original watercolour paintings, arranging tuition, attending a painting holiday or for any other reason, then please feel free to email or call me and of course you can also network with me on social media.

E: contact@jembowdenwatercolour.co.uk
T: 0117 9711735