Dolphin Rock by Gerry Dudgeon

Gerry Dudgeon wrote an excellent article for Artists & Illustrators magazine titled 9 tips for Unlocking Creativity. They included; What about composition? Should you draw the imagery onto the canvass first or work totally intuitively and allow the activity of painting to dictate the arrangement of forms as it progresses? This is a tricky question […]

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I feel completely taken care of while working at Coombe, the food, the coffee, the lush environment, and mostly the helpful and talented people who take care of you.  It is a truly special artists retreat. Laurie Steen RWA  …

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Earth coloured paints squeezed out to demonstrate colour hues

Skill Sharing

We run residential courses year-round in painting, printmaking and ceramics. Non-residential places are also availble. Tuition at Coombe centres around a passion for sharing skills, ideas and knowelege to enable and grow creativity. All our tutors are professional artists who make a living from their art, and whilst each of them have their own style of teaching, […]

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Lauren's gorgeous pear dessert at Coombe

Great food, good company

Our couses focus on the sharing of skills and techniques so you can advance you skills significantly at whatever level you are. The experience of being here is also about being in a beautiful place, great food, good company, fantastic locations and a relaxed and friendly environment.  Courses run year-round with each season providing its own unique […]

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Paul Riley 'The Magic of Watercolour Flowers' book cover

Our lead tutor, Paul Riley, is best known for his fresh, vibrant watercolour flowers and following his previous books selling out we thought it was time for an update on the his classic ‘Watercolour Flowers’. In his new book The Magic of Watercolour Flowers, you’ll find a lush guide to a favorite medium and a […]

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Pink and red roller and glass

Studio Collective

Are you an artist living near to Coombe? Are you looking for access to a  pottery or print studio and a creative community? The Coombe Collective is a new initiative linking together professional aritsts in the area and making our studios available to practicing artists to make work and/or explore new art forms. Full Collective […]

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Kate Marshall teaching at Coombe (c Malin Sjoberg)

Studios & Gallery

Our studios are used for our residential courses, for artists making new work and for creative retreats. They include a large light filled multi-diciplinary studio, which we primarily use for painting, a print workshop, a pottery and a jewellery workshop. All the studios are located around our central courtyard. If you are an artist living […]

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