If you’ve got to this page the chances are you are either interested in watercolour or plein-air painting. The point of this page is to tell you a little about Paul and Angela are and to see if you think they can help you.
I have always loved watercolour paintings and I have painted with watercolour for most of my professional life. In earlier days, I would use it for colouring rather than fine art painting because as a cartoonist/comic illustrator at that time, my drawings were almost always outlined in black ink. I did however, always have a great admiration for the master watercolourists – Girtin, Turner, Sargent, Seago, Homer – how they managed to make their paintings so simple and fresh. Over the years I’ve spent a lot of time unraveling their secrets.
The rule is always: maximum economy, maximum drama.
Since we came to live in Barcelona I take every opportunity to paint plein-air. It is the perfect location. I also started holding classes and quickly saw that students needed a structured approach which would equip them with a solid watercolour technique. People often say that watercolour is the most difficult medium – that is particularly true if you don’t fully understand the process.
While bringing up my two wonderful girls in Ibiza and also in London, I worked part time as a freelance domestic PA. I had some wealthy and even famous clients. I was contracted to ensure the smooth running of their households – whilst they could carry on and lead their busy lives. This suited me perfectly as I am naturally well organised and I enjoy dealing with people. When Paul and I moved to Barcelona it fell naturally to me to organise the painting classes and administration and I enjoy helping our guests and visitors.
I am here to welcome painters and help with their arrangements, their accommodation and make sure that they are fed. I want to ensure that their stay is comfortable and successful.