For us a day without creativity in whatever form it appears is a day without a smile. We love to paint.  We paint to live.

We inspire

Sharing our creativity we write, we demonstrate, we teach. Smile with us.

from OUR portfolios...

'Winter on the Levels' by Rob Dudley . Pastel on paper.

'Daisy Dance' by Siân Dudley. Oil on board.

Well, almost from our portfolios. The images above are the result of a challenge by the editor of the Artists and Illustrators magazine, to paint one of our favourite subjects in an unfamiliar medium. You can read about how Siân engaged with water mixable oils, and how Rob enjoyed pastels in the January issue of the magazine.

HAppy New Year!

We hope you have a very creative 2017!

If you need some inspiration, have you considered...

  • A term of watercolour classes with us in Ivybridge or Kingsbridge. Having the fees paid can be a real incentive to try something new, or to find the courage to fulfil a longing to paint.
  • One of our art courses at Flatford Mill or Slapton Ley. A short art break can be very inspiring!
  • An art holiday? In 2017 Rob is leading an art holiday on Exmoor, and Siân is heading back to Mairena in Spain.
  • An art book? We have some excellent suggestions on our Books page.
  • Refreshing the artwork in your home? An original painting can be a beautiful addition to your home; have a look through our galleries. Or for a very personal piece of artwork consider commissioning a painting, giving you opportunity to suggest the subject matter, and decide on your budget. If you like this idea and would like to discuss it, please contact us.


Click on the image for more information.

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Preparing for 2017?

Still enjoying your Christmas break?Take inspiration from those efficient people busily shopping for half-priced, mass produced cards in the January sales and paint your Christmas cards for 2017 now, while the memory of Christmas is still fresh. You might find Sian's Christmas videos helpful. There is one featuring some cheerful robins, and another video demonstrating a very quick, easy and enjoyable way to design your own watercolour Christmas trees. Thank you to Art Tutor for making them both available free on YouTube.

Download the templates to make it even easier. Have fun!

Make Your Own Christmas Cards in Watercolour (Trees)

Make Your Own Christmas Cards (Robins)

Templates for Robins (pdf from this site)


Sian and Rob  have a selection of tuition videos available on You Tube, and a large selection available through Art Tutor. Click here to learn more.




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The spring term of watercolour classes begins just after Christmas.   If you would like to join us for these classes, please contact us.

Classes at Harbour House, Kingsbridge begin on Monday 16th January.

Classes in Ivybridge begin on Tuesday 17th and Wednesday 18th January.

BOOKS           There are some new additions to our page of book reviews and suggestions, including some links to books on our favourite artists. And of course, at this time of year, not forgetting Rob's own title: 


Rob and Siân Dudley are popular and experienced artists, demonstrators, tutors and writers, with a passion for watercolour painting. They have been living, painting, teaching and exhibiting in Devon for over 20 years. are both enthusiastic in sharing their love of watercolours with others. As well as exhibiting and selling their work, they are qualified, experienced tutors and demonstrators, keen to share all the tips, tricks and techniques they know. Look out for their videos on ArtTutor.com and their articles in the Artists and Illustrators magazine.