Joe Francis Dowden
Joe Francis Dowden painted his first landscape in watercolour at the age
of six, with tuition from his father, himself a painter. He trained at Epsom
School of Art and Design and Teesside Polytechnic. Early contact with
some fantastic painters was a major contributor to his development as
an artist. He was brought up in the rural backwoods of Southern England
where he now lives and works. He travels whenever he can to gather
source material for his paintings, sketching on site rapidly and prolifically.
Joe is an accomplished watercolour painter with an international
His work has sold in many galleries and is sought by collectors worldwide.
He constantly writes books, presents TV programmes and writes
regularly for art magazines including the SAA. In the past he
demonstrated for several manufacturers and is well known for his advice
on good art materials.
He is a master technician at painting the countryside and internationally renowned for painting water, everything from a
muddy puddle in a lane to beautiful reflections on a lake. He captures light bouncing off different surfaces and uses
many techniques to achieve this. He works hard when running a course and with his sense of humour he makes
students feel at ease.
Demonstration by Joe Dowden
The Landscape Painter's Essential Handbook-Painting
Double Occupancy £750
Single Occupancy £795
Dates : 12th - 16th June
Media : Watercolour
Type : Sketching & Painting
Learn to paint water, light and reflections in watercolour with Joe Francis
Dowden in Exmoor National Park and the stunning North Devon Coast.