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Sian Dudley

Sian Dudley is a qualified teacher with over 20 years of experience in

teaching art to all ages. She is a largely self-taught watercolourist with a

fascination for the way the medium has a life of its own, making its own

contribution to the finished work. The depth and clarity of colour,

textural marks, spontaneous expression and fineness of detail that are

possible in watercolour have inspired an experimental approach, allowing

her to explore a range of styles, from the 'tight' representation of

botanical illustration to much freer, almost abstract paintings.

Sian always begins with a close direct observation of her subject, using a

combination of sketching and photographs as reference for paintings

that are completed in the studio. In botanical subjects Sian's inspiration

comes from the effect of light through petals and leaves, and a sense of

colour and pattern.

In her portraits she aims to capture something of the character of the person, as well as a good likeness. Her other

work reflects her interest in paintings with a strong sense of narrative, and an element of participation by the viewer.

In 2018 Sian saw her first book on watercolour 'Painting Flowers : a Creative Approach' published by Crowood Press.

Sian will also be tutoring jointly with Rob Dudley in June 2023 in the Usk Valley

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Watercolour Backgrounds Lesson: Daisies

How to Paint Leaves in Watercolour

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Capturing the Beauty of Flowers & Gardens in watercolour

Sian Dudley

Capturing the Beauty of Flowers & Gardens in watercolour

Double Occupancy £795

Single Occupancy £895

Non-Painter £595

Dates : 7th - 11th May

Media : Watercolour

Type : Sketching & Painting

Capture the beauty of flowers, plants, trees and shrubs in the beautiful

Somerset gardens of Bishop's Palace and Kilver Court Gardens including the well pools, moat, streams and lakes, all with beautiful reflections with buildings playing a supporting role.