Hello artist - I am 53 years old, from Wales, UK, a professional artist and fully qualified teacher (BSc. PGCE, Trinity Cert TESOL).
My mission is to facilitate your watercolour art awakening! I am a thorough and clear teacher who wants you to succeed.
Just recently I was awarded 41st position in the Top 75 rated watercolour tutors on Youtube by a Buzzfeed independent poll.
As well as being an art teacher at heart I also paint. The whimsical watercolour animals that you'll see in my shop on this site are reproduced individually by me using only Epson archival paper and ink and printer. Rest assured that your artwork will give you years of incredible colour vibrancy.
I paint in an authentic style hoping that my animals will stay with you forever. Whether for the nursery or home you will find fresh and natural watercolours in my shop.
Finally, I like to write about my art process in order to encourage others to follow their creative hunches. My indie, quarterly magazine The Pottering Artist is a warts and all creative journal with honest and in-depth tutorials on painting, drawing and mixed media projects. I also take you on visits to inspiring places, expose you to myriad materials and offer gorgeous giveaways. If you need permission to potter about in your art space this magazine will give it to you in spades.
See you inside - Alison
I am a Welsh artist and tutor based in Pontypridd, South Wales, UK. I was born in Merthyr Tydfil, Wales in 1966. I loved art at school but was advised it was better to study an academic subject like history if I wanted to get to University!
I studied French at Aston University and then worked in several fields in Wales, France and Spain in tourism and education.
I am a self-taught artist (apart from a 10 week module studying Classical Drawing & Painting with Lucy Corbett at the Welsh Academy of Art near Brecon, Wales, UK in 2016). There I studied the classical drawing discipline of "Sight-Size" working solely in charcoal. I had my eyes well and truly retrained during this process!
I hold a French degree, a teaching degree and a TESOL certificate.
I taught as a primary school teacher for 5 years.
I taught adults English in Barcelona for a year in 2004.
I have worked extensively in France as a campsite representative.
I have been a contributing watercolour feature writer for Leisure Painter since 2015. LP is the UK's leading art magazine. Here I help beginner artists with my in-depth photographic tutorials.
I started my own indie and ad-free magazine called The Pottering Artist in February this year (2019). It comes out bi-monthly and it all about refilling our artistic creative well. I show you my process warts and all in the hope that you will feel moved to value your own inner muse and act upon its manifestations and hunches.
To view all issues click here :- https://www.blurb.com/user/artcabin