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  1. I received a lovely email from the lovely Franine in Sydney, Australia!

    We had a great time in my workshop ,I cannot wait to travel to see Franine in Australia, next year! 

    'I had a fabulous 2 day intensive workshop with Dawn in May.  This was my first experience with the technique and Dawn's enthusiam for her craft was catching. Dawn was very attentive and informative, it is clear how much passin and knowledge she has for her Art.  She adapted kindly to my inexperience allowing me to experiment and move at my own pace.  She has also been wonderful at keeping in touch.  I highly recommend this workshop.

    Franine, Sydney, Australia 

    Thank you so much for your kind words Franine, it was a pleasure to work with you.

  2. Just to let you know that my Encaustic Wax & Mixed Media Workshops will continue middle June after the Dorset Art Week which runs from 28th May until 12th June 2016 - I do hope you will have time to visit myself and nine other artist - please join us at Red Barn Studios - Hemlock Farm, White Lane, West Chelborough, Dorset.  Refreshments will be available, seating and a lovely view!.  We very much look forward to seeing you there!, please visit for further details. 





  3. A very Happy New Year 2016 !

    It has been a very busy start to the year with a new studio space to paint and organise, which will enable me to now run larger group workshops, in the meantime whilst I am preparing my new studio I am still taking bookings for one on one workshops - if you would like to book an Encaustic Workshop please email [email protected] or telephone - 07714196584.

    This year I am hoping to concentrate of more workshops including Encaustic Mixed Media using Organic Materials, Atmospheric Lanscapes in Encaustic, Seascapes in Encaustic and some new and exciting Encaustic Mono-Printing/Photo-Encaustic Workshops.  All these classes are suitable for beginners, artists, teachers and photographers.

    Encaustic painting is becoming increasingly popular with artist today the medium has fasicinating possiblities, come and be inspired and learn how to use hot molten wax with pigments and mixed media, you will not be disappointed.




  4. Come and warm yourself up at my Winter Workshops - learn how to embed your digital images with hot wax and pigments, incorporate mixed media, try new techniques.......suitable for complete beginners - if you love photography then you will love to learn photo encaustic, follow me on twitter bluebirdsatdawn or email for further details - Private and Group Lessons are available.  

  5. Due to unforeseen circumstances, I will not be taking part in the Lyme Regis Arts Fest this year, I am very sorry for any inconvenience, my Studio will also be closed during this time, however, if you would like to contact me for future Open Studios which I plan to hold in November and December 2015 please email for details - [email protected]  From October 2015 I will be holding group Workshops for beginners Encaustic & Mixed Media including Photo-Encaustic Taster Sessions, if you would like to book a group lesson do get in touch.  Group up to a maximium or 6 will be catered for.  First date is September 30th 2015 and every fortnight thereafter - full details can be found on my Workshop page.  Look forward to hearing from you.

    Happy Painting !


  6. I thought I would share this lovely testimonial received yesterday -  "I have come away from this intensive workshop with everything I wanted from it.

    i.e. to work with a professional artist with years of experience in this medium ( a rare find in the UK)

          the confidence to easily set up a basic studio ( I was a bit daunted at the prospect),.

          the hands on experimence to learn the essential techniques to produce a professional piece of work ( I may have given up if I had been left to my own devices)

          lots of techniques to practise and develop (wow can't wait!)


    Dawn is such a lovely person, so open and very generous in sharing her knowledge.  She is an excellent teacher and very patient!.

    I am so excited by this medium and the more Dawn and I talked the more I began to understand the huge potential is has.  I feel my work is on the brink of entering fresh and exciting new territory.  Thank you so much Dawn for all your help and inspiration.


    And thank you very much Sheila for taking the time to write to me, I can't wait to see how Sheila progresses with her work and look forward to showing you some of her paintings once she gets started, good luck Sheila !.