Watercolour Artist, Tutor, Photographer & Deltiologist

“Because watercolor actually moves on the paper, it is the most active of all mediums, almost a performance art.”
Nita Engle

Original Watercolours, Paintings and Drawings

Here's a small selection of original artwork

Travels with my Camera

A selection of landscape photography from the stunning vista's I have had the pleasure of visiting

Lovingly restored and colourised old photographs and postcards

A sample of the work from a new hobby of manually and lovingly restoring and colourising much treasured photographs and postcards of yesteryear.

Watercolour Tips, Techniques & Guides

Here you can find a selection of short guides, tips and techniques for painting with watercolour.

Watercolour lessons for all levels

I deliver voluntary Watercolour Workshops at St Catherines Hospice in Preston, and other charities to help raise much needed funds. I am also available for private group sessions if you have a local community club, society or business and would like to try something new together as a group.

If you would like to discuss whether my workshops are suitable for you, or to arrange a private group session, I would love to hear from you. Please send me an email to info@eddysgallery.co.uk and I will get back to you as soon as I can.

Coronavirus update:
During the Coronavirus pandemic, I want to help people keep occupied and learn new skills. I am therefore also looking to offer virtual training through both recorded YouTube video lessons as well as providing virtual classroom sessions and live streams. Please check back here for more information soon!

Watercolour Basics

An introduction to Watercolour Painting and Principles, Essential Materials, Tools and Techniques, Understanding Colour, and Applying Watercolour.

Watercolour for improvers

Drawing, Composition, Perspective, Painting trees, Painting skies and clouds and Painting Textures

Expanding your skills with advanced techniques

Painting Water, Reflections and Shadows, Putting People and other Subjects in Paintings, Light and Shade Techniques, Painting Natural and Man-Made Materials, Flora and Fauna and Still Life.

Some lovely feedback from workshop participants

This is just a small selection of the feedback I have received over the years.

Hello Edwin
Just a note to say thank you for the art class today.
Mum and I really enjoyed it.
Please let me know if you are doing any more.
Kind Regards Linda

Hello Edwin
Thank you very much for running the workshop today,  I too was thoroughly exhausted but felt I had learned a lot in a very short space of time!
Hope you can finish work soon and concentrate on yourself and passing on your skills and love of painting to others!  Kind regards,
Sue Austin

Hi Edwin,

Thanks so much for your inspirational Watercolour Classes!

 

I Had a fab time and really looking forward to doing some more at home – you’ve inspired us! 

 

Thanks again,

Irma

Edwin

It is I who should be thanking you for such a good day at Barton Grange.

I shall  certainly trying to paint now as I have such a lot of material that has been given me through the years .

I have a lot of ideas in my head it is just being able to get onto paper.

The first thing I am going to do is make a colour wheel and practice mixing colours.

Thank-you once again

Gillian Rowland

Hello Edwin, Thank you for the class yesterday, I really enjoyed it and my husband was most impressed with my banana painting.
Regards Margaret Crosbie

Dear Edwin
Thank you for your patience and guidance. I have been enthused and encouraged by you and I will continue.
Regards
John Bleasdale

Dear Edwin,

I thoroughly enjoyed the watercolour workshop and meeting you.

Your vast knowledge, enthusiasm, advice and amusing stories has really inspired me to get painting and will endeavor to paint something for Exhibition in October.

Thank you,

Regards
Marlene Connelly

Edwin

I had a fantastic day and you really stimulated my creative streak.

I cannot believe how quickly the time went.

I am going to try and draw my hand as you suggested and just keep practicing my drawing and painting techniques.

Hope you do some more workshops

Susan Prescott

‘Edwin, your new website is the next best thing to being taught by you in person.

It encapsulates all you try to instil in your students….the sum of your achievements in art and teaching…..the very essence of you.

I am as ever most grateful and astonished at your generous spirit and talent.‘

Melissa Dring

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