Julia is a Chinese Brush Painting artist and enthusiast. Consumed by the beauty and fascinating symbolism, she has been solely dedicated to this wonderful art form for over ten years. She has been tutored by both Chinese Masters and the most renowned Chinese brush painting artists in the UK.
Since taking voluntary redundancy in 2011 from a senior management post and over thirty years working in local government, she has been able to dedicate more time to teaching. Julia owns and runs Sidewinder Studio, providing an extensive range of authentic, quality painting equipment imported from individual brush and paper makers and family business in China and Hong Kong. Julia makes month-long visits to China every year to learn more about art from Masters, find new products, make new friends and visit old ones.
She is a member of the Chinese Painters Society and was elected to the Committee in 2015.
Booking ID: 230218
This ancient and beautiful art form originating from China challenges us to create more than a representation of a subject, but to `capture the spirit` of it. Learn to paint flowers and other traditional subjects with brushstrokes from your heart. Suitable for all levels and beginners are very welcome.
Residential price: £250.00
Booking ID: 250918
Follow in the footsteps of China`s ancient `scholar painters` and be enchanted by `Autumn Colours`, learn to paint beautiful subjects with joy and peace in your heart. Suitable for all, beginners are especially welcome, if you have more experience come and share this with us.
Residential price: £250.00
I have just returned from a retreat that was held at Claridge House. I can`t recommend it highly enough, the friendly staff, fabulous vegetarian food , beautiful gardens and the lovely clean and airy rooms all added up to an absolutely wonderful stay - June 2017
Our first visit here and we certainly feel we are going away with `rest and renewal`. We enjoyed the comfortable accommodation, had a lovely massage and the daily quiet times were also very special for us - January 2017
The room was spotless and very comfortable, the vegetarian breakfast was gorgeous, lovely fresh produce, dairy free and gluten free items too. Tranquillity and peace all around in the lovely 2 acres the house is set in - June 2017
Everything. Lovely friendly staff. Good food. A cosy "feel at home" style place amongst trees and green, giving peace and calm. Surely would stay again! So close to Gatwick Int. Airport. That`s a real convenience for foreign travellers - November 2016
Wonderful and welcoming staff, who were very attentive and happy to help. Beautiful property with large clean rooms. This is a health retreat as well as b&b style accommodation, so no TV in the rooms or alcohol. Very close to the village for dinner or drinks though - October 2016
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