Figure/landscape drawing/painting Artists Classes Art Groups, Crafts Directory
Talk & look at art in Devon

Take a look & talk about at Art in Devon...
Art,Life,Figure,Drawing,Landscape Painting Devon...Art& Crafts Directory
Devon SouthWest England  EX37 9ED UK  
A directory of art Classes, Groups, courses, Artists, materials & Galleries in Devon & Exmoor.
(my Galleries on-line )
Figure Drawing themes and human Painting, Clothed Figure Drawing, sketching and Portrait Art. Landscapes, abstract, Photography,  Artists, classes, groups, Galleries, art links. Art supplies. We have created a site of exciting LINKS to most of the Art classes and courses around the area. For those wishing to extend and learn Art and photography...with many links to creative outlets and direct links to many artist own galleries and sites. I have now put a link to many well known artist, some I have worked with at the bottom of page, under other favourite artists.
Frank & Christine Home studio Gallery
Home Art Gallery, open to view only by prior appointment...please phone 01271 858354 Umberleigh, Bishops Tawton area.  Feel free to browse & nose around...

Art Galleries, Art Supplieswell known artists, 
listed under
classes & workshops! 

ART GROUPS & directories  North Devon College Barnstaple   Torrington
Devon Artist Network
North devon Arts  Lundy Art group Appledore  Barnstaple           
Devon Art Society!home/mainPage
Third age art group  Pilton arts group  a group of artists and crafts in Bideford
Shamwick Art Group Workshops, run by Judith Jones Combe Martin
Ashreigney Art Group contact Dee Strachan 01769 520612  Monday mornings Village hall
Artist directory run by Paul Gillard Artists in Devon
NEW Centre bookings for visual arts 
Oil Paintings Gllaery link

Life figure drawing, art & craft classes & 
Life drawing references for models...for drawing...

New section
for the newest class notifications in Devon...under Ashreigney & Quay Drawing class
...beginner or in Devon
If there any art groups that are not listed for free, please email me

Art Making classes at St Anns Arts Barnstaple.

New life class in Barnstaple .
Every week Tuesday 7pm-9pm Tanya from the web site..class at...
Now in the Broomhill Art Hotel Gallery. Muddiford Road, Barnstaple EX31 4EX web

10am to 2pm
run by Stuart Fiddes and will take place at the wonderfull light hall in
Appledore St Mary's Church hall,
 Life Drawing with superb models   tel for details 07767371417 
contact email  includes tea & biscuits and will be on the first Wednesday of each month.  
Many Thanks Rosie who used to run the class
  Appledore Church Life drawing Hall with the wonderful light  Our sessions are on the third Wednesday in the month...2hours 10to12am for  £5 tea coffee and bisc. Bring your own gear  2hour, in the day class, at models run by Maggie

Fiona C. Balfour
   01237 424494 Life class evenings, at Bideford art centre two hours, gear supplied, everyThursday evening 7to9pm for £6 or contact Maggie above for details include tea coffee and bisc. at old art school building. or

Petroc the North Devon art college runs many classes at the old Brannhams factory, and organises other courses at colleges around N. Devon check out the Petroc web site...tutors Doug Stackhouse and Pete Newell  Gear supplied

Figure drawing class at North Molton (mainly clothed models)
email   Monday (School term time only) 10 to 12 £5 

Lundy Art Group at Appledore

WestGallery art courses & workshops

Life Drawing classes Hope Hall Exeter...

Jackie Griffith Artist of
South Molton
 Running classes every Tuesday morning at the Loughrigg Gallery in South Molton. I am the "Guest artist"! Numbers beginning to build up. Lovely setting with log fire and great home cooked cakes and refreshments.
please call Jackie on 
01769 572719

Shamwick Art Group Workshops run by Judith Jones at Combe Martin


New art course with one to one instruction in all art styles 
, mainly clothed will be starting in March 2013
This will be run by Gaenor Barker and is at Chittlehampton 01769 581424  07538553091

Ashreigney Art Group contact Dee Strachan 01769 520612  Monday mornings Village hall
   Quay Drawing offers expert tuition in painting and drawing at a variety of locations in North Devon including Fremington Quay and historic St. Anne’s Arts and Community Centre.

Newest class Devon
Third age art groups Torrington...

Life Drawing classes at The Venture Hall,Budleigh Salterton for 10 weeks , starting on Wednesday the 22nd January.
Contact or 07749825009.

Life Drawing Class, Matthews Hall, Topsham 
starting Jan 10th 2014, Fridays 10-12
5 weeks for £70 home: 01935 223048 mob: 07941 092 838
Tuition will be available throughout out the class but those who wish to draw untutored are free to do so. Those who are beginners will get clear guidance and encouragement. 

Life Drawing Exeter...

for reference lovely clothed and nude models...

Bodies in Art Contemporary Life Modeling project

Devon Art Society!home/mainPage

life drawing Honiton     Cornwall

Drawing, painting courses, artist models, crafts in North Devon
Colin Allbrook runs a class at Umberleigh Village hall on Mondays, with instruction call 01769 560041

Vivien Walters animal and portrait classes

Ian Hudson

Carol Edwards Stained glass workshops...

BEES NEES Recycled Crafts...copper jewellery, clocks and ornaments

NEW basic Drawing Course
...The short course is aimed at beginners but could be useful for those with some experience. On the course you will explore ways to improve your drawing skills and the use of different media. The course takes place at Appledore ring Tim on 01271 373749 or  email

Figure classes at Burton Art Gallery clothed figures and proportions

West Buckland
in the new Damien Hurst gallery
have several classes and figure drawing once a month   
Mrs K A  Wicks

Mike willdridge 
is a practising artist and former teacher.
At Chulmleigh all day life class for £30 the last Friday each month

Braunton CommunityCollege

Pilton Community College also runs several classes, details from PETROC or link below...

Directory of some other Life classes around Devon

Tony Williams painting courses

Art Holiday breaks in Mid Devon

Bude art society 

Colin Allbrook runs many classes around Devon contact him at his studio 01769 560041

Brambles art retreat

Lynton art courses at Gunns...

Life Drawing at Exeter

Life Drawing at Tiverton

Clovelly Pottery & trips to Lundy Island

Crafts & courses
 for fun Watercolour & stained Glass
Fascinating Character performers who model

ART SUPPLIES...  Art Galleries & artists, below art supplies
Possibly the best Art Shop in the West...Blue gallery 
ask for Roy...they have everything in arts and crafts  BARNSTAPLE  01271 343536  16 Joy street

Garlands Art supplies Bideford 01237 473736 12 Allhalland st.
Gunns Gallery Lynton, art materials,  picture gallery  & framing
All these shops have extensive supplies of art materials.
Jackie Griffith...
sells art materials at the South Molton Pannier Market.
Husband John, for framing pictures , frames, mounts and materials 01769572719
CopyCatz arts & crafts & other supplies in Braunton 01271 813949
Ilfracombe Bookshop & art supplies 01271 864545
Picture framing
Framing Medina Gallery Barnstaple 01271 371025
or order on line from London...
A superb collection of framed artworks Gunns of Lynton
Appledore Crafts
Docton Court Gallery
Broomhill gallery Barnstaple
Waterside Gallery Instow
Burton Art Gallery Bideford
White Moose Gallery Barnstaple
Medina Gallery Barnstaple  80 Boutport St Barnstaple 01271 371025
Appledore Galery
Little gallery Torrington
North Devon Arts exhibitions
Ilfracombe Driftwood Gallery
Ilfracombe ECHO Beach
Ilfracombe Gallery Jessica Dove 01271 867222  or 865138
Ilfracombe Other Criteria D. Hurst Gallery
Devon Guide to Galleries
New art gallery in Lynton
The little Gallery
Lynton gallery

Gunns Gallery Lynton
West Gallery
Art Coop
The plough arts centre
Art Devon
Appledore Crafts Gallery
14 the gallery
Salar Gallery Exhibitions
Guide to Devon Museums
ArtHouse gallery (previously at the old Gables Tea rooms Umberleigh EX379AB in July 2013)...
Gables ArtHouse for sale

Links to well known Artists in Devon...

Michael Austin,
Colin Allbrook, Martin Blunt. Mike Woollacott, Vivien Walters, Penny Laird, Ian Hudson, Tony Williams, Hester Berry,  John Hurford, Rosie Burns, Valerie Biebuyck, Fiona C. Balfour, Ken Hildrew,  Sarah Woolfenden, Clare Maryan Green, Stuart Fiddes, Maggie Curtis, Carol Edwards, Rebecca Cohen, Lucy Perry, Robin Wiggins, Mike Willdridge, Oliver Pengilley, Richard Blackmore, Jackie Griffith...Harry Juniper, John Butler, Dr Tim Williams, Mark Woollacott,
Annemarie L Munro, Roger & Ros Cockram, Mark jay landscapes

Art Galleries, and other famous creative artists from around the Country, below this section.

Michael J Austin  
animal and figure paintings...and a good painball player   

Colin Allbrook
  Martin Blunt  Petroc and Epsom,  worked with in advertisng,
see M. Cadman, David Bellamy, David Juniper in links to favourite artist, at bottom page.   
who is at PETROC ev class run by tutor Doug Stackhouse  for

Vivien Walters animal and portrait artist Penny Laird

Ian Hudson  amazing detail in nature and figures  who runs the Appledore all day life class    Fantastic art style
   Fiona who runs the Bideford ev life class
  Well Known for landscape, animals, Exmoor      

Sarah Woolfenden  lovely tress and woods  superb Stained Glass
   Stuart Fiddes North Devon Arts  who runs the two hour Appledore class   Carol Edwards creative glass...Lyn Valley Art & Craft Centre at Lynton
  Rebecca Cohen figure artist    Lucy Perry

Lovely Lady who makes kids sock monkeys

Robin Wiggins

Mike Willdridge  who also runs classes

Oliver Pengilley  .... fantasy and feature artist

Richard Blackmore

Jackie Griffith South Molton artist
01769 572719

Quality craftsman Pottery...Bideford Pottery Harry Juniper..collectable engraved pots 01237 471105

John Butler R.W.A. 23 Butchers Row Bideford...Carving a niche 

Dr Tim Williams  Superb free landscape scenic painter

Mark Woollacott landscapes 

Annemarie L Munro 

Roger Cockram pottery
Paintings by Ros Cockram

Mark Jay

OTHER links to favourite and well known artists in UK ... 

John Raynes possibly the best illustrator from the 60's 70's now working in fine art and some beautifiul work in figures                 

Victor Ambrus
fantastic for figure and landscape  teacher at Epsom?   did the concept work for Time Team, and lovely figure drawings

The most amazing realist American western art James Bama 

Frank Bellamy the famous comic strip artrist fantastic work  worked with son David in advertising   Eagle Comics
  An Artist's Odyssey, ex Epsom Art School         ps I love a burnt umber under wash!

The art teacher at Epsom art school who influenced Me, Martin, David, Trevor, sadly died in 2010    see portait of M. Cadman in Trevor Heath's site
a retrospective of Michael's follow soon.  Martin Blunt,  Petroc and Epsom,  worked with in advertisng, see M. Cadman, David Bellamy, David Juniper, Trevor Heath.
   Ian Baker ex Epsom art School  Charles Bone, friend of M. Cadman
 David Juniper
 ex Epsom Art School and superb Album cover designer Led Zepplin

Michael J Austin history   worked next to his Barnstaple studio in Advertising, and good paintball player... 
Dennis Lascelles  Art tutor and runs many classes in South England Bridgton area...plays a great Hamond organ! Worked with him in advertising Wokingham.

SueLewington Lovely Cornwall scenes

Kurt Jackson  superb

John Newland  fine landscapes

Because I like Steam Trains

Artist Still trying to gain recognition