top of page


As an artist, I'm keen to share my skills in painting with those who've always wanted to try oil painting, or who need the space and encouragement to continue on their painting path.



I teach the following courses through the Munich VHS. All courses are held in German (and English if preferred):

Oil painting - 9.10.24 - 18.12.24 (10x Wednesday evenings 18.15 - 21.30) at HP8, Munich

Oil painting - 8.11.24 - 28.2.25 (5x Friday afternoons 14.00 - 17.00) at HP8, Munich

Botanical art - 11.10.24 - 22.11.24 (5 x Friday afternoons 14.00 - 17.00) at ÖBZ, Munich
Summer studio botanical art - 27.7.24 - 29.7.24 (10.00 - 16.00) at HP8, Munich

Basic drawing - 21.7.24, 10.00 - 17.00 in Allach, Munich
Pen and ink drawing - 14.9.24 - 15.9.24 (10.00 - 17.00 both days) at Einstein 28, Munich

Australian landscape painting - 28.9.24 - 29.9.24 (10.00 - 17.00 both days) in Moosach, Munich

Please see the MVHS website for  details and bookings

Bulgarian painting excursion 28 June to 4 July 2024

Oil painting: Der Charme der Verwitterung (The charm of weathered surfaces)


I am very lucky to be a tutor for regular painting holidays in north-west Bulgaria in the summer. This is a wild and undiscovered part of the Europe with extraordinary history, landscape and culture. The holiday is one week and all costs are included. The Volkshochschule will be handling the reservations for 2024. 


I hold intensive workshops exploring different techniques and a critical look at composition and colour. Everyone will complete at least two paintings during the week in addition to excursions to the local sights. All materials are provided. I speak German and English, our guide and host Mihaela speaks German, English and Bulgarian.

Der Charme der Verwitterung
The differences between Bulgaria and Germany are striking and this inspires us to paint. We see old houses, many of them empty, barns, metal gates and overgrown walls. It is often the surfaces that become aesthetically interesting through wear and weather that challenge us artistically. Explore the diverse weathered surfaces around Belimel and learn the different techniques you can use to paint such motifs in oil. You will receive general information on oil painting as well as in dividual guidance for your own projects. There will also be time for excursions: discover the extraordinary landscape, which is also suitable for hiking, the colourful beauty of Orthodox art, traditional handicrafts and Bulgarian culture.

Please see the Malen in Bulgarien website for all the details:
And the MVHS site for booking the workshop:

Here are some photos from Beli Mel in Bulgaria 2021

bottom of page