Author Archives: Dawn

African Safari – Victoria Falls Zimbabwe 2019

By on February 15th, 2018

Interested?….Contact me to receive an email with details for this spectacular event.

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Thornham watercolour workshop – Saturday 2nd March

By on December 17th, 2017

Autum trees

Dawn Pretty Gallery studio -Thornham Walks, Thornham Estate, Thornham Magna : IP238HH :Redhouse yard buildings. 10 am – 3pm

Spring has arrived in the woods! Come for a peaceful morning and learn techniques that will give your watercolours a refreshing flourish. We will begin with coffee in my studio at 10 am, and finish the session at 12.30, when we will break for lunch, either bring a pack lunch or buy from the lovely Forge café where we can sit by the original forge fireside, or in the sunshine under the trees, weather permitting. We will continue in the studio from 1.30 – 3, when we finish. Able walkers are welcome to complete the day with a stroll through the woods to purchase a pot of tea or share a sumptuous cream tea at the Coach House café. Cost will be £25 for the day, including coffee and biscuits in the studio and watercolour paper will be provided. You bring your paints and brushes and sense of humour. Lunches and cream tea and £2 parking is up to you, and your preference in price. Warm clothing for comfort and sunglasses and hat if it is sunny, should be worn. I look forward to meeting you!


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Summer days to be arranged like the fantastic session of Watercolours on the beach. Meet at Sail Loft Southwold 9.30am for coffee.

By on June 13th, 2016

Painting at Southwold

All materials,  included £16.  We meet insde for coffee at 9.30am then walk to the beach and paint till 12.  Stay for a lunch if you’d like also. Text or email me 07979721253 to book. The Restuarant is along the sea edge road to the harbour ferry in Southwold, has ample parking, no stairs and is open at 9am for breakfast if you’d like to treat yourself to one. If in warmer weather, BRING suncream sunglasses and a hat please also comfy chair if you have one.

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@ The Sail Loft Southwold 9.30-1.30 Dates may be requested

By on September 13th, 2015

Sail Loft

Ink and Splosh session. Free washes and dipping ink. What better to do on a cold winters day than join a friendly group at the Sail Loft Restuarant Southwold IP18 6HQ (The old Casa Mia restuarant on the way to the harbour along the sea end of town) Future dates to be arranged, but do suggest a date for your party or request a date you’d like and it could be organised around your preference. 9.30am-12pm playing followed by a sociable lunch. All materials provided. Cost £35 and includes 11am coffee and a light lunch which is delicious!. Beginners are also welcome. Only a few places, so get in quick by text or email. 07979721253 Book by email or text. The Sail Loft 53 Ferry Road, Southwold, IP18 6HQ

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French Alps – Request a date for yourself or a group.

By on April 15th, 2014


Gallery of photos of the last course, Autumn 2014

Contact me with dates you’d like to book for your art group or party of friends.

Join me for a peaceful week in the stunning scenery of the French Alps. Saturday till Saturday. You are welcome to suggest dates for your party/art group, and they will be accomodated. From arriving in Turin, after you have purchased your flight, you will be picked up and catered for all week and delivered back to Turin for your flight home. The cost  includes everything from pick up to drop off Saturday to Saturday, full board and transport, watercolour painting equipment supplied to use and purchase, although you may bring a medium of your choice. Demonstrations will be done in watercolours. Do contact Dawn for details, and book a date of your preference perhaps. Beginners very welcome.

Setting the scene… Amble by the river and dabble with watercolours, in good company, enjoying delicious food, while staying in a luxurious chalet in a quaint traditional French village. Architecture, tumbling glacial water, mountain vistas, and valley flora, there is a scene for every taste. You will be given a wealth of technique and guidance to develop your own unique style. Even if you have never painted before, you will be welcome and feel the benefit of taking time out for yourself to sit and drink in the lovely surroundings, revel in scenic pleasure, and you may discover hidden depths to your talents! ‘No matter what the outcome of your painting efforts, the journey will be worth taking.’ Contact Dawn for more details, either by phone 07979721253 or email To book or take a deeper look at the venue, contact Price £1000 includes full board, food and use of watercolour art materials, so a flight with just hand luggage is possible.



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Deluxe watercolour weekend, request a date for your group.

By on December 21st, 2012


@ the Waterhead hotel, Ambleside, Cumbria.

Situated on the shores of  lake Windermere, a luxurious, all inclusive weekend of watercolour painting. Delicious meals, comfy beds and use of the swimming pool sauna and jacuzzi overlooking the lake a mile away, after an inspiring day. Absolute beginners welcome as well as experienced painters wishing to enjoy the area. The only requirement is suitable clothing for some outdoor painting, and a comfy camping chair, as if the weather is pleasant we will sit overlooking the lake. Everything else is provided. Non painting partners also welcome to stay at a reduced rate,  and join us for meals. Please enquire for further dates and information you’d like, or to book, contact Dawn. £490 all inclusive,  Friday and Saturday dnner bed and breafast, light lunches and  all painting materials provided. Finish 4pm Sunday. All weather clothing recommended for plenty of outdoor enjoyment.

Book with Dawn by Tel; 07979721253 email;

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