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Carole Massey

Carole studied art at St Albans School of Art and Leicester College of Art

& Design before following a successful career as a commercial artist running her own design business for 30 years.
She returned to her first love of painting, quickly gaining a reputation for her sensitive and timeless portraits. Her subjects have included members of the royal family, celebrities and leading public figures. Amongst several TV appearances Carole took part in the BBC's 'The Big Event' which featured a giant reproduction of John Constable's "The Hay Wain". In June 2014 she was honoured to have her painting of Sir Charles Bean, retiring Deputy Governor of the Bank of England, chosen as his official portait to hang in the Bank of England.

Carole is not only a professional painter she is a popular art tutor and demonstrator whose work is in private collections in Europe, the USA and the Far East. She is an accomplished all-rounder working in watercolour, water soluble pencils, acrylics, pastel, water based oils and mixed media. She was runner up in the Artist and Illustrator magazine in their "Artist of the Year" competition. She has exhibited at the SWA exhibition at the Mall Galleries, across the South East of England and Brittany. As a best-selling author she has written books on how to use water soluble pencils, painting flowers in acrylics and figures in watercolours. Her latest book, "DRAWING for the Absolute Beginner is a bible for aspiring artists. She has also contributed to two large compendium books on drawing techniques and acrylics. Carole is a contributor to The Leisure Painter magazine.

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Exploring Water Soluble Pencils/Pens & Watercolours

Carole Massey

Exploring Water Soluble Pencils/Pens & Watercolours

Double Occupancy £575

Single Occupancy £595

Non-Painter £395

Dates : 7th - 10th July

Media : Watercolour, Acrylic, Pastels

Type : Studio

We will explore different approaches to using water-soluble pencils,

watercolours and water soluble pens with some step-by-step paintings and the opportunity to produce your own paintings.

Beautiful French Villages & Stunning Provence

Carole Massey

Beautiful French Villages & Stunning Provence

Double Occupancy £1,525

Single Occupancy £1,795

Non-Painter £1,075

Dates : 23rd - 30th September

Media : Watercolour

Type : Location

Join Carole Massey on this exciting opportunity to paint beautiful French

villages and the stunning landscapes in the Luberon region of Provence. Carole has painted many times in Provence and loves the area and will be sure to inspire you.