Monday 18 September 2023

 Hi everyone!

I hope your summer was fab! Please find information at the linksbelow about the Autumn courses that I'll be teaching for Adult Learning Lewisham, starting next week. These include watercolour and one day Saturday classes. There's something for everyone, and I hope to see you somewhere!

And here are some highlights from my summer:


Photo above by Sarah Sparkes
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On my Watercolour Made Easy course you'll discover lots of interesting techniques for using watercolour, as well as all the information you could need to master this medium in a fun and exciting way:

I also teach regular all day Saturday classes, Life Drawing All Day and Super Art Saturday, running 10am - 3.30pm 2 Saturdays a month at Brockley Rise - more information on those can be found here:

and here:

If you have any questions please don't hesitate to email me at

With love and best wishes - Jo

Sunday 25 June 2023

 Hello lovely people!

It's hot isn't it??!!! 🌞🌞🌞🌞🌞🌞🌞

I've been curating an art exhibition for Corner New Cross -  a really lovely cafe gallery venue in SE14. It opens this coming Friday, June 30th, and there's an opening party from 6-11pm with live music, a dance performance and comic poetry. 

Everyone is warmly invited to attend! It's free to attend and there's no need to book. All the details can be found by going here:

Please RSVP:

Book your place at the closing event, artist led walk and celebration picnic here:

And these are the flyers:

--​ Also, my colleagues and I at Adult Learning Lewisham are teaching some lovely one day summer art courses this July. You can find out more by going here:
If you'd like to know which ones are mine please email me at

​With love and best wishes! - Jo

Tuesday 6 June 2023

This Saturday - June 10th - is the opening party for Camberwell Arts Festival and I'm very pleased to be involved. 

I'll be delivering my Drawing Dogs live art interaction on Camberwell Green, from 12-4pm, as part of Frog Morris's Art Music Comedy event, I hope to see you there! 

Sunday 23 April 2023


Spring has finally arrived! I hope you are all well and happy.

There are places available on my Friday courses in person at Adult Learning Lewisham - Drawing and Painting Studio 10am - 12.30 and Watercolour Made Easy 1 - 3.30pm. 

Both courses start this week - April 28th, and run for 10 weeks at The Brockley Rise Centre.

To find out more and book your place please click on the links below:

Drawing and painting studio:

I'm also super delighted and excited to be part of The Gift! Curated by Vanya Balogh. It's at Cross Lane Projects Vestry Street gallery:

6-8 Vestry St, London, N1 7RE

The private view is on Thursday May 4th


Then the show is open 

Wednesday – Friday 12-5pm until June 2nd

I hope to see you somewhere soon!

With love and best wishes - Jo

Monday 6 February 2023

 Hi everyone!

The next round of my online course Exploring Creativity starts on Feb. 21st, and the next 5 weeks of online life drawing starts tomorrow February 7th!

Please find the details below.

If you have any questions or would like to sign up please email

Week 1 Feb 21st
 - Eric Ravilious and watercolour landscapes
Week 2 Feb 28th
 - Daniel Edelstyn and Hilary Powell, art, politics and power. The artists will attend a live QandA this week
Week 3 March 7th 
- Renee Mackintosh and Margaret Macdonald, art nouveau, secessionism and the Glasgow style
Week 4 March 14th 
- The James Webb telescope and Markos Kay's machine generated art, CGI and digital abstraction 
Week 5 March 21st 
- Stanley Spencer and the landscape in oil paint
Week 6 March 28th 
- Felicity Aylieff and stylised botanically illustrated pots
Week 7 April 4th 
- Vanessa Barragao and textiles inspired by nature
Week 8 April 11th 
- Laura Knight and Cornish social realist impressionism
Week 9 April 18th
- Harland Miller and textural graphic abstraction
Week 10 April 25th
- Grandma Moses and colourful, heartfelt American naive style art

Monday 16 January 2023

 Hi everyone! I hope that January is treating you well.

I'm running a one off botanical art class this Saturday, Jan. 21st, for Bankside Open Spaces Trust, and it's free! All art materials and flowers are provided. Booking is essential and can be done via Eventbrite: 

It starts at 10.30am and finishes at 1pm at Living Space Community Centre, 1 Coral Street, Waterloo, London SE1 7BE.

We'll learn all about the work of artist and scientist Maria Sybilla Merian, and a bit about the structure of plants, then I'll guide you while you make your own botanical watercolour drawings from observing fresh plants and flowers.

Here's the flyer: