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Visiting Tanya Raabe-Webber’s studio

This week Paul Kielty and I went for our second mentoring session with the amazing artist Tanya Raabe-Webber, at her home studio in Shropshire. We took our lesson plans and Makaton sheets to ask for her expert advice –  ahead of our “Painting by Pixels” workshops at Derwen College and Designs in Mind in May […]

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Training day with Emma Purshouse

Emma Purshouse is one of those people I, and so many others, COMPLETELY admire and can rely on one hundred per cent. So when I was working out who I would like Paul Kielty and I to receive specialist training from – to prepare us ahead of giving our own Painting By Pixels workshops at […]

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Beyond Spring in Guardian’s Travel supplement and Guardian bookshop

Here is the article from Saturday’s Guardian Travel supplement – minus, apologies, their magnificent pictures – but with the Beyond Spring front and back covers to compensate! Hopefully spring really is around the corner now! Nadia x More seasonal walks in Britain, chosen by Matthew Oates  from The Guardian Travel Saturday, March 17th 2018 ‘Spring […]

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Thanks and Congrats to the Winners!!

The results for the BBC Countryfile magazine awards are in.. You can read them here Thank you everyone who voted for Matthew Oates’ Beyond Spring to be Country Book of the Year! It wasn’t to be – and I don’t think any of us were expecting it to carry off this coveted award – as […]

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Beyond Spring review in TLS

An extract from a review in the Times Literary Supplement today! Matthew sent me a photo from the review and I have transcribed parts below… Nadia x   Matthew Oates, by contrast, is a fully authentic naturalist who is scarcely packaged at all. His book consists in a series of wonderful effusions – about places, […]

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