Living Colour


Watercolour Painting Commissions and Tuition.

Watercolour Painting Commissions – Turning your ideas and photographs into beautiful works of art.

Watercolour Painting Tuition – Take your painting to the next level – One-on-one online tuition and workshops.


Watercolour Painting Commissions – 

If you love the loose vibrant style of watercolour: with my 30 years of watercolour experience, I can take your favourite photograph, crop, recompose it and turn it into a stunning work of art to cherish forever. Send me your ideas for a free quote.

Whether it is a portrait, your beloved pet, landscape, house or hobby a commission of a hand painted watercolour will make a fantastic gift and present for Christmas, birthdays, weddings and anniversaries..

Or maybe you have written a book and are looking for an illustrator to produce a cover picture in watercolour or a children’s book with a series of pictures click here!

Free online tuition –

is also available, click here to take you to  “THE FINE ART OF PAINTING” section of this website.

This website showcases some of the best watercolour, painting and drawing tuition and art advice videos  on the internet from some of the best tutors in the world to help take you to the next level.



“Watercolour can be a tricky medium to master!

Give yourself a head start and learn everything from how to start with a beautiful crisp, stretched sheet of high quality cotton watercolour paper to the end painting.

Using the right brushes, with the finest pigments.

Dilute the pigments with just the right amount of water and apply at just the right moment then let the dance begin.

The water has a magic of it’s own creating effects and textures we can learn to manipulate.” 

Mr Bead

…..It is easy to become passionate about the beautiful medium of watercolour.

There is nothing quite like it for it’s amazing qualities of

looseness, it’s glorious colour, luminosity and granulation.

 Not to mention its simplicity and portability.

Watercolour Painting has a mystical and ethereal quality about it, it is elusive and a continuing challenge to tame.

Therefore if you are a budding artist and want to know how to paint with watercolours,

why not:

pick up your pallet,

roll up your brushes

and …

painting holiday equipment

join me in Portugal for the best watercolour painting holiday in Europe’s most stunningly beautiful area;

Come and have one-on-one tuition or bring a friend or two,

available all year round in the luscious green valley of the

Rio Lima in Northern Portugal’s Alto Minho region.