It will be September 1st tomorrow and on Wednesday I will be finishing my summer ‘ateliers creatifs’ residence at ‘Camping laYole’.

It has been a fabulous experience to meet lots of new people from different countries and to share with them the pleasures of creative pastimes. It has also been an opportunity to dream up new ideas for next year.

So next week I will be starting to get back to planning for my regular art classes, refining workshops and giving some private tuition to some autumn visitors.

Then, with Christmas not so far away it’s time to craft some unique gifts and goodies made from paper and fabrics for the Christmas fairs and to promote in my Etsy shop Galerie 40.

Look out for  ’Shabby Chic ‘ painted furniture workshops,  making paper for your handmade journal and a unique ‘Art with Therapy’ workshop to help you develop your own techniques for problem solving.




On this site you can read about the range of painting courses, painting days out, painting holidays and regular classes that I run both here in the Languedoc and sometimes elsewhere. From time to time I also do courses in painting furniture and other decorative paint effects.

I have also starting operating painting courses and workshops online. So you can take part from the comfort of your own home.


The page here will tell you about the region and the different places you can stay at while enjoying one of my fun painting holidays or creative painting courses.


Just click on the image below and it will take you my gallery site.

Galerie 40






Or if you want to chat to me about any of the courses then phone me in France on 00 33 (0)4 99 57 16 63 or you can drop me an e mail, what ever is easier for you.

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