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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.

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Water, Light & Reflections in Watercolour

Joe Francis Dowden

Water, Light & Reflections in Watercolour

Double Occupancy £795

Single Occupancy £850

Non-Painter £575

Dates : 2nd - 6th September 2025

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.