Painting in a German garden with Simply Vintage

It seems the perfect time to share a little bit more of my recent trip to Germany to teach my creative painting workshops hosted by Vanessa of Simply Vintage as yesterday Vanessa was Annie Sloan’s Sunday stockist! And rightly so, as she works incredibly hard to create a wonderful Aladdin’s Cave of a shop, full…

Faded grandeur furniture with a twist of lime …

Distressed walls create the perfect furniture backdrop

Fabric Painted Leather Look Chair – learn how to …

A day trip to the Netherlands teaching stockists …

On Monday I had a wonderful time visiting the Netherlands for the very first time by invitation of Annie Sloan Europe HQ where I taught about 20 Annie Sloan paint stockists three signature techniques of mine that they voted for in the run up to my visit. What a great day we had, exploring my…

One-to-one workshop with Jonathon Marc Mendes in Caistor, …

Grand Designs Live – join Jonathon Marc Mendes for …

Jonathon Marc Mendes shares his take on tones …

Jonathon Marc Mendes does Chinoserie with Iron Orchid

I’ve always loved Chinoiserie style furniture and been in awe at the wonderful hand-painting techniques that make them stand out. Although I can hand-paint, (totally self-taught) I recently found a way of using Iron Orchid Designs to ‘cheat’ a little on the complexities that creating this type of furniture can present if you don’t feel…

Rock star painting day with Jonathon Marc Mendes!

Christmas project: Chalk Paint stencils for your Boxing …

Christmas project: copper kissed glass lantern jars