January – May Exciting Art Courses

Question: Feeling low, need a lift? Its a known fact that doing something ‘arty’ is an excellent way to relax and clear the mind. Classes at Peter Symonds Adult Education College, Weeke in Winchester are continuing into 2022 please see the following links for further details about: Portrait & Drawing



Through Hampshire Art Studios I will be running a colourful, this will be via Zoom and will be addressing the use of colour for beginners in acrylics. This online course starts in March. Please see link below.


Alternatively if you prefer to work from home I do offer ‘One 2 One’ sessions via Zoom to enable individuals to develop their skills and generate a broader understanding of painting and drawing. I have a few spaces available, daytime and evenings. If you have any questions about price or materials please email e.v.dawson@icloud.com

November News

Hello there, November already! Online Zoom classes for ‘Still Life with Acrylics’ are coming to an end but each session has been recorded and is available to purchase via the following link. https://hampshireart.studio/still-life-with-acrylics/ Future classes either onsite or online at Hampshire Art Studio will be advertised on this website.

Courses are still running at Peter Symonds Adult Education College these include: ‘Express Yourself Through Drawing’ and Portraiture. We are on week 6 now of a 10 week course. If your would like to attend this same course in the spring then please head to registry at the college either on line or in person, hurry though because it tends to fill up quickly. Portraiture starts again on 10/01/22 and Express Yourself Through Drawing on 11/01/22 see the links below for details on each course.



We are introducing a new daytime course starting on January 11th called ‘Guided Painting with Tutor Eve Dawson’ this will run from 9.30 to 11.30 for ten weeks. Click on the link below to see details. This is basically a step by step painting course working from seasonal images provided by the artist.


There are also workshops on offer which are also advertised on the college website.

One2one online Mentoring sessions are available at a time that suits the individual, daytime or evenings and are online via Zoom. These are bespoke sessions tailored to each person’s creative needs from absolute beginners to artists who have some experience but feel they need a regular constructive ‘critique’ session. Each session runs for an hour to an hour and a half and includes practical work, demonstrations, conversation and feedback. Click on the link below to see details.


New & Exciting Individual Mentoring Sessions 2022

Throughout the pandemic Eve has been teaching online via Zoom. She is now sharing her years of experience and skills through private mentoring/coaching. Eve will discuss with you your interests, what you find inspirational, for example other artist’s work etc., Then through a series of painting exercises and demonstrations led by Eve you’ll ultimately discover your own creative voice.

Each online Zoom session runs from 60-70 minutes from Eve’s actual studio and costs £50. This is the perfect solution for those who wish to paint or draw from the comfort of their own home. Please contact Eve via email e.v.dawson@icloud.com or on 07801421363

Art Demonstration

‘A Brush With Nature’ En Plein Air Painting Days 2022

Have you always fancied painting and drawing outside (En Plein Air)? Being outside in the fresh air is fundamental to our well being and during these challenging times we have all turned to our natural environment to seek comfort and solace. When we are surrounded by nature we feel relaxed and carefree. Well when the weather starts to warm up Eve is planning on organising ‘En Plein Air’ events. These will be in the Hampshire area but eventually all over the South East and South West at various locations. Initially the cost will be £100 per person per day, but this rate will be revised when taking National Trust entrance fees into account.

Events will be advertised on this website and on Instagram, tickets will be available via Eventbrite tickets will be limited as Eve would like to keep the groups small.

You will need to bring drawing or painting equipment and materials such as sketch book & paint etc.,

September/October News

It’s been a long and lovely summer, now classes are beginning again. Ten week Portraiture course which started on the 21 September and a ten week Drawing course that also started that week. Both at Peter Symonds College in Winchester. Also about to start tomorrow is an Introduction to Acrylics at Hampshire Art Studios, this is a two day session that is part of the Hampshire Art Studio Foundation Course.

August/September News

Courses and Workshops are starting again from September 20th at Peter Symonds Adult Education College and Hampshire Art Studios. Please see their websites for information. I am also in the process of organising regular ‘Plein Air’ events and one to one sessions via Zoom. If you have any questions please use my contact form.

My Creative Process – March 2021

Join me and we can walk together, across canvases of landscapes and dream like vistas. Each painting has colours that will transport you to another place full of vibrant rich colours, textures and hidden depths. Each painting has been inspired by our relationship with nature throughout our lives and during difficult times.

Most days I walk in the fields near to my house, walking to a favourite spot. Time then to sit, look and listen and enjoy the moment, the peace. I have childhood memories of long summer walks and picnics. Memories of laying in the tall grass listening to crickets whilst looking up at the sky. Walking in solitude listening to the sky lark, noticing the twists and turns of old man’s beard, wild clematis and briar rose. Sometimes walking with friends and family deep in conversation but all the time taking in my surroundings.

Walking is discovery, exploration, colours and textures all of which inspire my paintings. I aim to recreate in my paintings that moment of being enveloped in a tangle of nature. Paint strokes like conversations drift on the air. Paths of drawn lines meander across the canvas and colours lead this way and that. What direction will these colours and brush strokes lead you and where will you sit and rest? 

April 2021 – News

This brand new online zoom course is due to commence on Monday April 19th, to book your slot visit Hampshire Art Studios. This is a guided course working towards a large intuitive/expressive work on the theme of ‘The Drama of Spring’. Students will be using acrylic paints, graphite, watercolour pencils, acrylic inks and oil paste and other materials come to hand. Artists whose influence will inform the direction of the course are Albert Irvin and John Hoyland. If you have any questions then please get in contact Eve via her contact page https://www.evevdawson.co.uk/contact/ or email at e.v.dawson@icloud.com