Testimonials

When booking a workshop with a new tutor it can be reassuring to read feedback. Here are some recent testimonials from my students:

Newenden Workshop, June 2018

"In the Footsteps of Turner" Workshop Aug 2018

Bodiam Workshop, March 2019

"Trees" Workshop at The Hub, Bodiam - Nov 2018

Rye Harbour Workshop, July 2019
Lesley from Rainham, Kent - 5th & 26th June, 1st August, 2nd November 2018 & 28th March & 11th July 2019
~ Thank you so much for another fabulous workshop, yes it was a challenging subject but it is good to be stretched and everyone did so well. It was lovely to see you and your organisation of the day was second to none, as always brilliant tutoring and I am really looking forward to the next workshop.
~ Thank you Fran for a fabulous day, lovely people, fantastic artwork produced by all and very constructive tuition. All in all a very inspiring successful day, I am so looking forward to the 26th June.
~ Love your constructive, sensitive teaching style – thank you. Fabulous day.
~ Thank you Fran, another really enjoyable workshop. I thoroughly enjoy your workshops - such lovely people, locations and your very sensitive constructive critiques, so very encouraging, I can't wait for the next one.

Sue from Westerham, Kent - 11th July 2019
~ As a relative newcomer to painting I found Fran to be very supportive & encouraging, and most importantly very generous with all her hints and tips. The venue was excellent & choice of subjects were varied. I thoroughly enjoyed the experience and learnt a lot. It was a thoroughly enjoyable day.

Karl from Rochester, Kent - 5th & 26th June, 1st August & 2nd November 2018 & 28th March 2019 & 11th July 2019
~ I had a good workshop with Fran being instructive in all areas of plein air painting. Thank you for a great day out Fran - was enjoyable.
~ Had a wonderful day painting at Bodiam – highly recommended.

Wendy from Sandhurst, Kent – 1st August & 2nd November 2018 & 28th March 2019 & 11th July 2019
~ Great company, great tuition, even pleased with my painting! Fran spends plenty of time with you individually to set you on the right track. Thanks for yesterday. Really enjoyed it and learnt a lot.

Daphne from Bexhill-on-Sea, East Sussex - 26th June 2018 & 28th March 2019
~ I found Fran very helpful as I had never painted in oils before, she spent time explaining how to use them. She has a very friendly nature and is easy to talk to.

Sarah from Lamberhurst, Kent - 28th March 2019
~ I really enjoyed the choice of venue and Frans expert tuition.

Andrew from Rainham, Kent - 28th March 2019
~ A great introduction for the first-timer.

Jennie from Ninfield, East Sussex - 1st August 2018
~ Fran is a very knowledgeable and patient tutor. As an absolute novice (@ oil painting en plein air) I learned lots of skills in just one session!

Shirley from Ninfield, East Sussex - 5th & 26th June 2018
~ After attending my first en plein air workshop with Fran Russell, I have no hesitation in recommending her workshops. The day was fun, the venue beautiful and we were taken through from sketch to finished painting with Fran’s guidance and help whenever needed. An unforgettable experience.
~Thank you Fran for a very enjoyable and constructive day. Took me completely out of my comfort zone and gave me so many tips and help that will hopefully improve my future work.

Gill from Langney, East Sussex - 5th June 2018:-
~ I felt Fran was very welcoming and put us all at our ease. She was very helpful with equipment, even lending me a table to put my paints on. The day was well planned.