Vivien Walters Animal Artist Equine Portraits        
by Artist Vivien Walters


   ***Private Tuition***

"Thank you both for looking after me over the last day and a half.  I have really enjoyed it" - Moyra Gibbs, Coventry

"I would just like to thank you for the brilliant introduction you gave me to pastel drawing.  When the competition for SAA 2013 came up I thought have a go.  I was really speechless when I had the phone call to say I had won the beginners section for artist of the year.  So a really big thank you" - Geoff Eltham, Bridgwater

"I really enjoyed every minute and am going to try and put all you told me into practice.  I just wish you were a bit nearer, then you would be seeing a lot more of me" - Rosie Armstrong, Lincs







 I can offer private tuition in my home studio to give you personal attention and in depth advice to help you get the best out of your pastels.   Even if you are a beginner you will be surprised at the results.

 Many artists book private lessons for advice on a commission, but you are free to paint any subject of your choice - favourite pets and wildlife subjects are always popular.  If you would like to use your own image please let me have a look in advance so I can make sure it will be suitable for you to use to develop your skills.  This type of tuition is ideal for in depth help with:

* Photography

* Choice of paper

* Design and composition

* Drawing out

*Choice of pastels or pastel pencils

* Different approaches to paiinting your image

* Presentation

More experienced artists will also benefit from tips on:

* Creating an interesting composition

* Making use of tone and colour


All materials will be provided, together with light refreshments during the day.

The cost of a private lesson is £50.00 per hour for one to one tuition, or the lesson can be split between two artists if you would prefer to bring a friend and share the cost - in this case I would charge an extra £20.00 to cover additional expenses.  The minimum tuition period is one hour, with a maximum of four hours).  Tuition beyond two hours will be charged at a reduced rate of £35.00 per hour.   If you would like to book in for a session of private tuition please click on the PayPal button below for your preferred length of tuition and email me with your preferred dates.  You are also free to ring me on 01769 520751.   



 Location - our extended 19th century cottage is located near Torrington in North Devon.   There are good communication links to reach us, with a short stretch of country lanes at the very end.  A full set of directions can be provided on booking.

 To pay via PayPal, please select a payment option by clicking on the button below.

Hours of tuition


 I can also provide email tuition as I am able to fit this around my other commitments.   You will find information about my e-workshops and email animal painting courses and consultancy service on my E-mail Tuition page.