Artist, Sue Bagshaw, based in the market town of Oakham in Rutland, paints beautiful acrylic, watercolour and pencil animal and family portraits (even portraits of cars and houses!), as well as designing and painting murals and working with specialist paint finishes (wood graining, antiquing).

She also enjoys working with people to bring out their creativity through various art and craft classes, workshops. Offering small groups sessions and private tuition.

Try her Paint & Prosecco events. Create your own masterpiece after a fun 2hr painting session. Full step by step tuition makes this suitable for complete beginners, too! A great way to find your inner artist!

  • He’s on his way

    He’s on his way

    ….. Santa Claus is coming to town!!! I know, I know, it’s not for a few weeks but now is the time to be thinking about what he may bring you and your arty friends …. like …. perhaps….. SUE BAGSHAW ARTS VOUCHERS? With a choice of amounts, redeemable against all Sue Bagshaw Arts Oakham… Read more

  • Silk Painting

    Silk Painting

    Silk Painting is something that I have loved for many years (in fact, DECADES). Originally learning about it at a day workshop run by a lovely lady who ran the C&G Pattern Cutting Course I was on at the time. I made a 20cm square panel which I still have and have since made many… Read more

  • The Studio

    The Studio

    Chatting in art class this week we pondered the fact that anyone new wanting to come along to an art class (not just mine) really doesn’t know what to expect. So, here’s a picture of my studio and some art class regulars, enjoying a cuppa and an afternoon of creativity (I feel I ought to… Read more

  • Can’t Get Enough!

    Can’t Get Enough!

    Having spent all day on Saturday enjoying all the quirks and wonders of the simple graphite pencil (not to mention a crash course in composition, proportion, negative space, blind drawing and perspective), I’m booked in for another pencil workshop at Rural Antics on the 21st to do it all again and it’s going to be… Read more

  • Drawing Day 7th October

    Drawing Day 7th October

    Looking forward to one of my favourite pastimes – pencil drawing! Come and enjoy a full day learning how to get the most out of your sketching pencils (or mine). We’ll cover mark making, negative space, tone, shade, line, shape, blind drawing, and finish by putting everything together to draw a still life. The workshop… Read more

  • Sketch Club

    Sketch Club

    Super first ever sketch club on Wednesday evening, focusing on graphite pencil. Got down to our rocky beachy shelly still life after a few warm up exercises. My favourite is the blind drawing… not being able to see what you’ve drawn is a wonderful way to really see what you are drawing in all it’s… Read more


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