"Art is not what you see, but what you make others see. (Edgar Degas).

An experienced tutor, Ken has given many demonstrations, workshops and classes. Since the beginning of 2016 he has been running a successful back-to-basics course in various art media for members of Dalgety Bay Art Club. Previously he provided a number of structured courses in watercolour painting at Dunfermline Art Club.

He offers demonstrations and workshops to art groups, clubs and societies within a 50-mile radius of his home in Dalgety Bay, Fife.

Here are some suggested topics for demos/workshops which Ken can offer:
  • basic watercolour techniques (for beginners)
  • composing a painting (for beginners/improvers)
  • mixing colours and using colour contrast (for beginners/improvers)
  • portraying light and shade in watercolours (for improvers/intermediate level)
  • painting watercolours from photographs (for improvers/intermediate level)*
  • achieving realistic detail in watercolours (for intermediate/advanced level
(*The topic "painting from photographs" is available either as a painting demo or, for clubs owning projectors/screens, as an illustrated talk using Ken's laptop and photo-editing software.)

Click here to ask Ken about providing a demonstration or workshop.


Thursday 13th October 2016, Cupar Art Club, demo: painting from photographs
Monday 16th January 2017, Dalgety Bay Art Club: mixing colours and using colour contrast
Friday 10th February 2017, Stirling Art Club, demo: watercolour landscape