A week in the Algarve Holiday

Graham Thew July 10, 2024

I am delighted to say I shall be teaching in the Algarve at the Casa Rosa again in 2025 ! I am looking forward to a week with 12 students this coming October and “Friendship…Read More »

Heswall U3A Demo.

Graham Thew April 24, 2024

I enjoyed a morning with Heswall U3A art group on Tuesday 24th April. A small but enthusiastic group who had asked me to do a demo which I could do in stages so they could…Read More »

Demo and workshop with Wallasey Arts Society

Graham Thew April 17, 2024

Thank you to the artists of Wallasey Arts Society for a fine welcome and their enthusiastic participation in some watercolour projects this morning. It was a real treat to visit Earlston Library in Wallasey. I’m…Read More »

Quick Watercolours for Workshops and demos

Graham Thew April 9, 2024

I am attaching here a sheet of watercolour exercises which students are free to download. Some of the icons have featured in my recent demonstrations and workshops. The idea being that they are a popular…Read More »

Urban Sketching in Chester.

Graham Thew April 7, 2024

Enjoyed a wonderful morning in Chester  (Saturday 6th April 2024) with a large group of Urban sketchers drawn from many different places, The “Draw on Tour” group were visiting and Liverpool decided to switch their…Read More »

Promising Students!

Graham Thew

Enjoyed a lovely morning in the studio attempting to teach a couple of pals the nuances of watercolour painting. Surprising how hard it can be when you know the people well to effectively teach in…Read More »

Wirral Open spring exhibition.

Graham Thew March 25, 2024

Delighted to have had two of my pictures selected for the Wirral open at the Williamson Art Gallery, and even more delighted to say that one of them sold! I thought the exhibition beautifully showcased…Read More »

New Year’s resolution

Graham Thew March 13, 2024

My New Year’s resolution was to post here much more regularly…..and now it’s March, how did that happen? 2023 was very busy with art projects, workshops, demos and the like and I thoroughly enjoyed each…Read More »

Avenue Art Group at Garstang

Graham Thew February 10, 2023

Enjoyed a super day last Friday with the Avenue Art Group up in Garstang. The workshop was focussed on a summer landscape in the “mosaic” style and they produced some very fine work . some…Read More »

Garstang Art Group.

Graham Thew January 22, 2023

I have been working on some ideas for a workshop and demo I shall be doing for Garstang Art group next Friday. The idea is to produce a sunny, summer,  landscape view. The style is…Read More »

Brilliant Cartoon.

Graham Thew January 11, 2023

I saw this cartoon on FaceBook and I think it is just brilliant! Many students in my classes hold the belief that skill in art is somehow something you are born with. It is not!…Read More »

Wirral Golf Club.

Graham Thew

Just finished a watercolour of Wirral Golf Club (formerly Wirral Ladies). the picture is taken from a sketch I did just before Christmas when we had the heavy frost and snow. It was a beautiful…Read More »

Queen Victoria Cruise sketches

Graham Thew November 30, 2022

As reported the other day I have just returned from a teaching post on Cunard’s Queen Victoria. We stopped at a number of interesting ports and enjoyed some tris ashore which of course included some…Read More »

Up and down on the Queen Victoria!

Graham Thew November 27, 2022

Just returned from a cruise on Cunard’s Queen Victoria where I was running some watercolour workshops. Super trip and was lucky enough to enjoy the company of some very fine artists in the classes. The…Read More »

A Tale of two “Turners”

Graham Thew November 2, 2022

I visited the Tate Liverpool gallery this week to have a look at the Turner exhibition entitled “Dark Waters” It is a collection of many of his famous Sea Paintings with a soundtrack devised by…Read More »

“The Three Graces”

Graham Thew

This is a sketch of the Liverpool waterfront from the Wirral side. A favourite view of mine and one that very often leads me to getting “bogged down” in detail. So I was quite pleased…Read More »


Graham Thew

Posting a picture of one of my latest artworks…. Quite a therapeutic, an almost autobiographical piece! It is a series of icons gathered as one, alluding to  shapes used in architectural plans yet rolling these…Read More »

Teaching on Cunard’s Queen Victoria

Graham Thew October 29, 2022

Very excited to say that I have a position on the Queen Victoria teaching watercolour painting. We are sailing from Southampton in November taking in some of the sights of Europe sailing south to the…Read More »

Sketching Liverpool

Graham Thew March 10, 2022

in preparation for the forthcoming workshop I am doing at Cass Art in Liverpool I thought I should do a few sketches close by to the store in the hope that we can get out…Read More »