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At present, Paul is not able to take on any workshops or demonstrations

We do apologise for this, Paul may return to these in the future

Paul offers expert tuition in watercolour painting at a wide range of venues, both in and outdoors. Practical demonstrations and individual guidance are given to encourage the development of individual style. Suitable for all levels, all materials, tea/coffee are provided.

Encouraging, Step-by-Step Tuition 


Would you like to learn to draw and paint, but do not want to com­mit to a reg­u­lar art class? If you would like art lessons at a time to suit you, where you can learn to draw and paint in a way that in­terests and be­ne­fits you, and where you can pro­gress at your own pace, then one-to-one private art tuition with pa­tient and en­cour­aging Paul may be the ideal choice for you.


Everyone is welcome, from complete beginners to more experienced painters. Complete beginners can enjoy step-by-step guidance on the basics of learning how to draw and paint. All art Lessons with Paul are totally personalised for your own individual and unique needs. You can explore traditional or experimental, contemporary approaches to drawing and painting. Maybe you want to improve your drawing or colour mixing? Or you could learn the basics of watercolour painting before you decide whether to buy a set of paints for yourself...

If you have some skills and experience, you can explore and develop your creative ideas and personal interests through art projects. You will be able to experiment further with different art media such as watercolour, gouache, acrylics, pastels, oils or mixed media, and learn how to develop and progress your ideas through making studies leading to finished paintings. 


Benefits of One-to-One Art Tuition


Completely personalised art lessons: Choose exactly what it is you want to learn in each art class. Together we will agree on what we will do in each session and you can set the pace. Paul will support and guide you so you get the very best out of your sessions.


Flexible Times: Private Art Sessions can be daytimes, evening or weekends to fit in with your other commitments. Sessions can be from 2 hours to as many days as you would like.


Flexible Payment: Just pay as you go for each lesson as you have it, so you don't have to pay a whole terms fees in advance. 


Flexible places to learn: We can also combine face-to-face sessions with distance learning such as email, Skype or phone sessions, so you can have ongoing support at home. This blended learning works very well in providing ongoing support to keep you going if you can only visit me occasionally. 

Learn traditional, representational approaches, or experimental, contemporary approaches: If you feel stuck with creative blocks, or other issues sabotaging your creative development, Paul has experience and skills to help you move through these issues.

Private Art Lessons Gift Vouchers available!


Paul Dene Marlo running a workshop
Paul Dene Marlor running a workshop
Paul Dene Marlo running a workshop
Paul Dene Marlo running a workshop
Paul Dene Marlo running a workshop

Paul teaches watercolour workshops to art clubs and societies throughout the north of England and beyond. If you would like more information or to enquire about a booking please fill out the contact form or send us an email.


Workshop studio
Paul teaching students
Paul with a group of students
JULY 2018


Painting of Holdsworth House in Halifax
APRIL 2018


Bluebell wood 3 painting
Painting of Stepping Stones Bolton Abbey


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Paul Dene Marlor painting


Individual and group tuition are available, with group tuition numbers limited to 6, as this allows Paul to divide his time generously between each student.



If you would like to sketch and paint outdoors We can organise small groups or individual tuition painting outside weather permitting!

We can supply all Materials, Easels etc.

Please contact us for more details.


Paul presents watercolour demonstrations to art clubs and societies throughout the north of England and beyond. If you would like more information or to enquire about a booking please fill out the contact form.


"Paul is an exceptional artist and teacher, a rare combination. He is very generous in sharing his expertise and, in particular, encourages and supports learning with a 'how to' approach. Always positive and encouraging, I have learned more from Paul than I ever thought I could, and more quickly than I ever expected.  His relaxed, 'tailor-made to suit the learner' style makes learning a joy and creates a real sense of progress and achievement right from the first lesson. Thank you, Paul, it's an honour to be your pupil."

Dennis Martin.

"Hello Paul, Thank you so much for the workshops you have taken for our Art Group, we all really enjoy them.

Your overhead camera and large screen make the demonstrations so much easier for everyone to see.

All members of the Group keep asking when you are coming again. Your kindness, patience and encouragement is much appreciated".


Jenny and Fred, Outlane Art Group, Huddersfield.

"Dear Paul, Thank you so much for the wonderful picture of a barn owl in flight. It's just what I had hoped for and more. You have outstanding skills and are a great talent. It's been a wonderful experience commissioning a picture from you. I have been unsuccessfully looking for a painting like this in galleries for years. I would recommend you without hesitation. Your dexterity is amazing. Buildings, landscapes, mountains, lakes, wildlife, pets and no doubt more.  Thank you".


Ross Hickman. Nottinghamshire.

"Thank you so much for a wonderful watercolour demonstration earlier this week - everyone was saying it was the best we have ever seen!! Everyone enjoyed it and gained info from it all - thank you". 

Margaret, Silsden Art Group.

"I would just like to say thank you again for today.  Everyone keeps telling me how much they enjoyed it and want to see you again. They are saying you were the best we’ve had.. 

Barbara, Bardsey Art Group, Leeds.

Dear Paul, What a brilliant day we've had with you. Thank you so much for an inspiring and interesting workshop, which was thoroughly enjoyed by all those present. Your choice of subject was perfect, the demonstration very clear and tuition extremely helpful. Your friendly manner and the way in which you shared with us your way of working made it all the more enjoyable. We all learned a great deal, whatever our level of expertise.
It was a memorable and happy day and we'll certainly be in touch to arrange another one when we start on 2021 bookings in the new year.
In the meantime, we wish you fun and success with all your artistic activities.
Kind regards,

Diana Smith, VOPAC, Vale of Pickering Art Society

"Hi Paul, Thank you for doing a fantastic workshop which was enjoyed by everyone.  All the attendees went away very happy after learning new techniques and with a completed painting.  I am looking forward to your next workshop which I have already had some enquiries for and hope to be able to join in again myself.  You certainly have refreshed my interest in watercolour."

Best Wishes, Joanne.


The Old House Studio, Glossop, Derbyshire.

"Hello Paul, A big thank you from all our members for a brillant day! Look forward to seeing you again, hope you enjoyed your visit, and you liked the cakes ect.. once again, many thanks".


Angela, Wadworth Art Group, South Yorkshire.

"Paul explains things fully, patiently, never rushes you, and with great humour. He makes learning so easy and enjoyable. He is very patient and encouraging. I strongly recommend him".

Bridgid Martin.

"Hi Paul, Glad you enjoyed your afternoon with Egerton Artists, the members certainly enjoyed your demo. I've been asked/given your details to two other art groups, and as l mentioned to you I have been asked if l could organise a workshop. Looks like you could be visiting Bolton and district again.

You certainly impressed all 53 of the people who attended,

Thank you".

Harry Hughes, Egerton Artists, Bolton.

Hi Paul, Many thanks again for last Tuesday at our Art Group, a really special treat to meet you and see your lovely work. Everyone there on Tuesday said how much they enjoyed your demonstrations. Hoping we can tempt you back again next year some time, I’ll give you a call when we’re sorting dates.


Liz, Wellington Art Group, Telford.

Hi Paul,  I just wanted to say many thanks for a great demonstration on Saturday.  All our members really enjoyed it and found your comments and explanations of techniques very informative. Several said it was the best demo we'd ever had. I thought it was a masterclass in using a limited palette!

I also think the screen projection method is so effective as everyone can see easily and you don't  miss anything.

You brought a super selection of your work too which people appreciated, I am thrilled with the print I bought.

All good wishes for the future and I hope the exhibition in York goes well for you.

Many thanks again, 

Dee and all members of Mansfield Society of Artists.

Tuition Paul Dene Marlor
Tuiton Paul Dene Marlor


APRIL 2018
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