Private Tuition, Mentoring & Consultation

I am offering my experience and advice to help you develop your visual arts practice and grow your creative career through one-to-one mentoring sessions on subjects, chosen by you, to suit your personal and professional needs.

I have had over 25 years experience working in the creative industries in a variety of roles: as Head of BA(Hons) Fine Art, Director of Big Skies ( regional arts development company), the founder of Hatch (arts business incubation programme), as a specialist arts material adviser and retailer (L. Cornelissen and also Daler Rowney) and alongside all this, as a multi-disciplinary fine art practitioner. 


Through many previous consultations, I have found that an initial 2 hour session focused on your art work or arts career is the ideal amount of time to get to know your practice and establish some ways forward, giving you both practical feedback and enough food for your developmental thought without drowning in information!

All my consultations are entirely confidential and can take place with you either face to face or via Skype depending on where you live and work. You may want more than one session to explore a range of subjects and paths and we can negotiate this with your aspirations and requirements in mind. I keep the sessions and modes of delivery flexible and reactive to assist you in the most effective way possible.

Options for consultation include:

  • Studio-discussion based on current work and artistic progression

  • Understanding of a practical or theoretical concept e.g. colour theory or arts media usage

  • Starting up as a creative practitioner

  • Vision and values as an artist

  • Mid-career stock-take and forward planning

  • Personal funding bid development

  • Your choice! If there is a specific area you would like to explore, then please ask and if I have good experience in it then I will be happy to help.


In preparation for the sess ion, I would need an email from you containing the following :

  • At least 5 images of current work

  • A statement about your practice

  • A CV – if applicable

  • A paragraph about what you would like to focus upon and gain from the consultation



The cost for an 2 hour session is £100.00 (online or local to Bridlington). I am also very happy to travel to your studio and would ask for public transport expenses on top of this rate, this can be discussed.


Do get in touch for an informal, no strings chat regarding your requirements or ideas for sessions via , leaving your name and number and I'll give you a ring back. 


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