Marine & Landscape Watercolour Technique

Rottingdean Whiteway Centre


Marine & Landscape Watercolour Technique

Start Monday 19th September 2022
Time 15:00 - 17:00
Tutor Mick Bensley
Cost £87.00
Room GB Room
Availability 5/10 Places
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Course Description

This course, taught by a local marine artist and illustrator, is open to beginners and those with some experience. The tutor will demonstrate each stage of the painting, and explain techniques, basic drawing, composition and colour mixing, guiding students individually through a project set by him.

Half term is 24th - 28th October.

Your Tutor

Born in Sheringham, on the North Norfolk coast and growing up by the North Sea, I developed a profound understanding of its many moods and adverse weather conditions. The desire to capture it in paint began. In the late sixties after reading Cyril Jolly’s book ‘Henry Blogg of Cromer’, I produced my first watercolour paintings of maritime rescues. The descriptions of the rescues, impossible feats against overwhelming odds and the selfless courage of the men who crew our lifeboats that inspired and motivated me to paint this subject.

I was a student at Norwich School of Art, after which I worked in London for 15 years as a designer and illustrator. Throughout the seventies I continued to paint maritime watercolours and oils and in 1980 returned to Norfolk to paint professionally. I have since gained a reputation as a marine artist of skill and accuracy, with paintings in private collections around the world.

I now live and work overlooking the sea in Rottingdean on the Sussex Coast. I divide my time between painting (in oils, watercolour and pastels) and teaching watercolour technique and methods.

Mick Bensley - Sussex-based Marine & Landscape Artist