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SAA Workshop

On Dec 6th, Charlie was at the SAA headquarters for a workshop. SAA members could attend the Workshop or follow it live on the internet. SAA members can see the video by logging in to their account and following the links.


This is Gary who makes the technology happen.

And this is what he is looking at.



This was the picture, a snow scene showing Charlie’s house.

And here are the results of the hard work.


Demo in Royal Tunbridge Wells

In the heart of Tunbridge Wells, close to the famous Pantiles (which are under very noisy renovation!) is a very long-established art society. Charlie was demonstrating there on a sunny afternoon earlier this month.

This was the first picture in the style of Roland Hilder.

And then a quickie to finish, a bit of snow!

One lady wrote afterwards:

“I just want to say a very big thank you for an immensely entertaining afternoon and the excellent demonstration you gave. We all loved it!”

Dry Water Arts Centre Amble Northumberland

Charlie was asked to give a workshop in November at the Dry Water Arts Centre in Amble, just up the road from where he lives. This is a new venture and contact details are shown below.

The Workshop • Wellwood Street • Amble • NE65 0FG

tel: 07542 141411


Obviously, Charlie was very pleased to do so and to meet Frances who runs the Centre and our friend Luke who helps out. The workshop was very well attended and everyone had a good time, a lovely lunch and a couple of finished paintings to take home.

The Centre is a great space for a workshop (but can be used for many other functions as well, including yoga).

Lunch was very welcome!   

Two of the finished paintings. 

We also found out about another new venture nearby.

After years of lying dormant and falling into disrepair the Old Miners Bath House in North Broomhill is getting life breathed into it once more.

The Old Bath House
(near Radar Close)
North Broomhill
NE65 9UJ

The iconic red bricked building built in the late 50’s for miners and their families to shower in has been bought privately and is taking on a new lease of life. Artists are taking up residence in the building and the owner is keen to develop the site as an artists hub. Already a print-maker, sculptor, sign writer, carpenter and  glass artist have moved in.

Google The Old bath House for artists’ details.

The Salisbury Group of Artists

On Saturday 27th October, Charlie was at the Salisbury Group of Artists conducting a Watercolour workshop.

They sent us these picture. Charlie  looks very happy to be there!


These were some of the paintings produced by the members……

Congratulations on a successful workshop. And if you needed any more materials….. Charlie’s your man!


NEC Nov 18

Charlie is at the NEC in Birmingham from  1st November until Sunday 4th November. Find him on the SAA stand holding 6 workshops each day using Daler Rowney materials. Entry on on the day.

On Wednesday he set up the workshop area…….

And these were the first two workshop pictures on Thursday.




The view from the workshop area at the NEC.


More pictures ……..


If you go to the NEC, and take any pictures, send them to and we will try and include them in this post. 

Painting Holiday at Angel Inn

Charlie is with five intrepid artists at the Angel Inn in Stoke-by-Nayland.

All is going well with some beautiful pictures being painted.

And in the evening, food and drink seem to be plentiful!

And the weather has been fantastic.