Drawing and Painting from Nature with Peter Wale

Next date: Thursday, 13 June 2024 | 10:00 AM to Thursday, 04 July 2024 | 12:30 PM

Using both drawing and painting, discover how these mediums can help you explore and express your response to nature’s beauty.

If you enjoy the idea of drawing and painting wildlife, botanical subjects and the natural world in general, then this series of classes is for you.

Working in the medium of your choice, or in a variety of different mediums, we will explore ways of expressing our response to the beauty of nature through drawing and painting.

Graphite pencils, coloured pencils, watercolour pencils, drawing pens, pen and wash, pastels, watercolour, acrylic and/or oil paints are all suitable mediums and welcome in this series of inspiring workshops, suitable for both beginners and more experienced artists

Demonstrations and instruction will be given in drawing and painting using a variety of mediums, together with personal coaching and guidance.

Specific projects will be suggested to help develop your skills, or you may work on projects of your own choice.

Cost: $150 for 4-weeks, $45 per week plus booking fee

About the artist:

Peter Wale was born in the UK and for a short time studied at the Royal Tunbridge Wells School of Art, England. He furthered his art education in Australia at the Julian Ashton School of Art, Sydney. In more recent years he has studied with prominent Botanical Illustrators, Barbara Duckworth and Marion Westmacott, who ignited his passion for painting plants and wildlife.

During his 28 years of experience as a professional artist, he has worked with a diverse range of mediums in a variety of styles and subject matter. Commissions have included portraits, animal and bird portraits, landscapes, botanical studies and a variety of illustration pieces for a range of private, local government and commercial patrons.

However, it is as a nature artist and tutor that he is better known, his work having been published in both Australia and internationally.

Peter is in great demand as a workshop tutor. His versatility as an artist helps make his classes dynamic and stimulating to a diverse audience working in a variety of mediums. An insightful, experienced tutor, his workshops are fun, inspiring, highly educational and consistently popular, appealing to both beginners and more experienced artists.

Image credit: Peter Wale


Email the Gallery: gallery@shoalhaven.nsw.gov.au, or phone: 4429 5444.

Image Credit: Peter Wale


  • Thursday, 13 June 2024 | 10:00 AM - Thursday, 04 July 2024 | 12:30 PM


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