Frequently asked questions


Everyone's needs are different so there is no fixed answer,  but before your first session we will have been in contact, normally by email, to discuss what sort of help you seek. The first session can be thought of as a conversation following on from that, designed to help me understand more about your interests and challenges. We can also look at examples of work. Soon after the session I will send you a report that includes the advice shared as some options for further development.

This depends on your location and what you prefer. Sessions can be in person or online via Zoom, FaceTime or similar. The location for live meetings will be agreed at the time of booking. I do not charge for travel within a 10 mile radius of Reading RG1.

I will send you payment and booking information by email until my online booking system goes live. Payment options include PayPal and BACS transfer. I do not accept cash or cheques.

All communications are treated as private and confidential and your information is not shared.

Courses and Coaching

I have experience of helping everyone from teenagers to adults of all ages. I offer short introductory courses covering basic skills, tools and techniques as well as more advanced techniques and processes for the more experienced.

My current work took many years to evolve and I have learnt many techniques and skills over my career. Here are some examples of earlier graphic work that include figure and landscape drawing using a variety of media.

Yes. In fact I would encourage this so you can get an idea of what I can offer. This session would also allow me to better assess and refine my proposal for your consideration.

This would be mutually decided on a case by case basis by considering what benefits we are aiming for, your availability and budget. I would usually recommend meeting monthly. 

Yes, we can discuss holding sessions online but it does depend on the type of help you need, especially when reviewing your work. Sometimes it might need to be seen in real life to be properly appraised. 

Website design

I can provide a complete service. This means working with you on site design, content creation, domain registration, hosting and maintenance.

I will quote your for two options. You can choose to handling hosting and maintenance requests through me for a low annual charge. Alternatively I can include a handover session for you manage yourself.

Yes. I can recommend equipment and settings for professional results. If you are within reach I can quote for photopgrahing work on your behalf.

Yes. Writing clearly about yourself is very important but a challenge for many artists, even after many years experience.

Yes, there are various options I can share for you to consider. I can also help with selling strategies and promotions on request.