Sketching, Watercolour & Acrylics

  • Date: 01/07/2023 12:00 - 08/07/2023 12:00



Sue started painting as a hobby in childhood which is where it all began, and the hobby has now become an essential part of her life. She works in all media and mixed media, using life experiences and/or sketches/photographs as a starting point.

This will be a special week of painting designed to emerge your creativity, working both plein air and in the studio.

Across the week, you will start with creating sketches and then work to develop these into paintings using soluble/permanent pens, watercolours and acrylics.

Sue likes to encourage her students to get the best from their paintings and will advise on picture development and composition throughout as well as ensuring that everyone has fun at the same time!



Sue Ford is originally from York, North Yorkshire, but now lives in Saltburn by the sea. 

Sue is an experienced professional artist working in pastel, watercolour, and acrylic and collage mixed media. Her remarkable artistic abilities were evident from an early age, having experimented with most media in her development; she is now a recognised and admired artist and tutor. Sue demonstrates for art societies across the UK. She teaches weekly adult education classes. Her ever popular weekend workshops and residential holidays in UK and abroad are highly praised. She also teaches watercolours on Cunard Cruise Liners.

Her work is exhibited widely through local and national exhibitions and galleries including The Royal Society of Marine Artist (RSMA) the Society of Women Artists in the Mall Galleries, London and she is a professional member of the Society of all Artists (SAA). She has published several articles for “Leisure Painter” and “Paint” magazines. In 2019 she won the Sheila Hegg’s trophy for best picture in annual show.

With a natural ability to draw, Sue can demonstrate a variety of subjects and will show students different painting techniques, explain about materials, the importance of composition and getting the best from their photos and sketches. Sue’s main objective is to encourage students to achieve their goals and realise their creative ideas.