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Unit 1 Laddingford Orchard, Claygate Road, Laddingford, KENT, ME18 6BJ, United Kingdom

Billy's store will be closed for routine maintenance from 20.00 (GMT) on November 20th until 9.00 (GMT) on November 21st. Our apologies for any inconvenience caused.

My live classes

For new 2018 away dates please scroll to the bottom of the page

I don’t always know what we will be painting on the day, experience has taught me that if I say magnolias then there will be a heavy frost and I will have a breakdown trying to find replacement plants. However, I do try to have a theme and endeavour to deliver beautiful and suitable plant material for the students; and in the absence of good live material I will provide good photographs. We all study the same subject but from different positions or angles, so you can be sure your painting is unique to you.

To view and download the classes booking form please click here.

For new 2018 away dates please scroll to the bottom of the page

What to bring

Free Tea and coffee and cakes are served in the morning and at lunch but you will need to bring a packed lunch. Please let me know in advance and I can provide gluten free cake.

Bring all your usual paints and brushes, paper can be purchased on the day but I use Fabriano Artistico hot pressed paper if you wish to buy ahead of the class. Any colour you don’t have I can lend you on the day. I sell my brushes at the studio but you may wish to order in advance so as to ensure I have the size of brush you require. Water pots, drawing boards and plant material are all provided but please do bring any other equipment that you feel will make your day more comfortable.

Where to park

There is off road parking at the studio, details of this will be sent upon booking.

Coming by train?

Tunbridge Wells mainline station is the nearest station and taxis to the studio are around £5. A fellow student might drop you back at the station or I will if time allows.

Billy in her home studio

Staying nearby

We have a number of venues nearby offering excellent bed and breakfast and would be happy to send you a list, simply email Julie at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

If you have any special requests, email Julie at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Teaching away

Billy teaches at other venues throughout Britain and would be happy to look into arranging classes near you if you know of a suitable venue. Billy also visits art clubs within a reasonable distance from Tunbridge wells, contact Billy direct for ideas on visits and cost, or for more details contact Julie at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

New Away Dates!

Classes in Henley 2018

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Henley 2018 Class Dates

Classes in Chester 2018

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Chester 2018 Class Dates

Classes in Macclesfield Chester 2018

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Macclesfield 2018 Class Dates

I have a huge gallery of images available to order as prints as well as a number of originals small and large. An online digital catalogue will be available soon to order from but in the meantime you can contact me for any request or questions about what is available or to discuss commissions. Commissions start at £250 upward depending on the size.

Below is a small selection of my full portfolio, all paintings are for sale, price on application, additionally all originals are available to order as prints, prices start from £45.

View the embedded image gallery online at:
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Come with me, Glyn Macey, on a journey to unleash your expressive and creative talent!

Learn how to paint vibrant, expressive powerful landscapes with Cornish Artist Glyn Macey. From beginners to advanced, preparation to framing - Glyn's with you every step of the way. With a new tutorial added every two weeks there is plenty to learn and get that paintbrush stuck into!

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With the new website we are now able to accept payments via credit / debit cards. Anyone who opens a new membership account and pays using a credit / debit card can cancel their membership at any time within the "Membership Details" section of our website.

As ever if you have any problems, questions or would simply prefer us to cancel your membership for you please just email us via the contact page and we will be happy to help you further.

It is with great regret we see members go, but wish you every success in your painting, and if you do decide to re-enrol, your free user account will remain open on the site so you can simply log back on and manually renew your subscription at any time.

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Mulin du Roy 300lb (For the big paintings and those feeling they want the heavier weight)

Bockingford 140lb HP (for every day)

Billy will of course resume working on Fabriano if and when they return our old paper.

In the meantime the reason for stocking the choices above is that the Moulin is very nice as a heavy weight paper and with a little adjustment to expectations is very fine.

The Bockingford is a good all rounder at the lighter weight.

Why not take a look now by clicking here.

The downloads for the drawings are a PDF file and can be made to your own size once you've downloaded it. 

The file comes saved as a large enough file for you to either print yourself in parts and make it as large as you want, or you can take the file to a local printer and they can print it for you at any size you like.

The tutorials are designed to teach you the technique and develop your skill and should make up a portfolio for your own records.

Copyright of the actual tutorial images remain with Billy Showell, therefore the tutorial paintings should not be exhibited, sold or reproduced as original work by the student; they can however be gifted to friends or family or sold in aid of charity and should be labelled in the title as taken from a Billy Showell tutorial. Similar subjects live or from photographs should be found and then you can use the techniques shown in the tutorial to create an original piece for exhibition sale or reproduction. Following theses guidelines should avoid any accusation of copy or breech of copyright by the gallery or art exhibition curator.

It is advised that painters always credit billyshowell.com when sharing any work derived from this site.

Enjoy your painting, I hope my work encourages you.

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Watch a preview of my latest tutorial - Spring Bouquet Part 3

On this project we tie up the bouquet with some black grass. I use this grass (Ophiopogon planiscapus Nigrescens) in lots of my shoe paintings; it is so black and has a lovely sheen and you can bend it to help create shape and movement in a painting. Keep your brush on it's tiptoe all the time for this project.

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I have taken so many online watercolor classes. I have never had a class I have enjoyed as much as yours! Though I struggle thru the lessons, (because I'm aiming for perfection) I love how you show us the technical details that other classes just do not have. I love how you explain why it's important to do something and how you go over step by step every single detail! If it doesn't look like yours, I re-wind and watch again...and usually I have that ahhh-haaa! moment!! I just wanted to tell you how very much I enjoy and learn from your classes! I recommend them to everyone in all of my FB groups!

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