SW Illustrations
Simon Williams

These are links listed in alphabetical order to colleges and other teaching venues that are mentioned on this site.

Delight and Wisdom Delight and Wisdom, formerly the Forum Art Shop, is tucked away at the bottom of Hill Street in Corbridge, Northumberland. Courses and workshops are offered and for more information regarding booking and enquiries please call on 01434 632818 or their website

Dillington House Dillington House in Illminster, Somerset, has been offering short residential courses to adults for well over 50 years. The program provides a vast array of opportunities for you to engage in learning at many levels. Tutors are experts in their field – many with a national or international reputation. For more information or to book a wildlife illustration course tutored by Simon Williams, click on the above link

Eden Project Florilegium The Eden Project Florilegium Society is made up of a group of botanical artists, illustrators and others interested in plant sciences, dedicated to documenting and recording the plants of The Eden Project and Cornwall.Simon has been invited to the Eden Project Florilegium for the first time in 2016. For more information visit their website.

Fieldbreaks Field Breaks offer relaxing and enjoyable workshops in botanical illustration, landscape painting and photography. The workshops are held in a number of locations, in the Peak District National Park, the Lake District, Cambridge, Surrey, Oxford and Cornwall. All the workshops are led by professional tutors ensuring expert tuition in small friendly groups. For more information on the courses with Field Breaks tutored by Simon Williams please visit their website

Greystoke Cycle Cafe Greystoke Cycle Cafe offers an informal and relaxing environment for an array of courses. Set in the wonderful landscape of Cumbria this venue has lots to offer in both creative courses and stunning scenery. All day courses include tea and coffee, homemade cakes and a lovely two course lunch. All tutors are very experienced within their field making for outstandingly informative courses along with the wonderful settings. For more information on Botanical Illustration courses run at the Greystoke Cycle Cafe by Simon Williams, or to book a place please visit their webiste

The Old School Studio The Old School Studio is based in Cambridge and the venue has developed into a popular hub for artically minded people, offering a wide variety of one and two day tutored workshops, as well as a Thursday and Friday Drop-in-and-Paint Club. Visitors are always welcome to pop in for a chat about the workshops on offer, and enjoy a cuppa whilst exploring the studio and attached garden. For more information about the Studio or to book onto Simon's workshop please their website

Nature in Art Nature in Art is international in scope, appeal and stature. It exists to fill the gap in the museums and galleries you can visit by presenting a unique and unrivalled collection. Nature in Art has a resident artist each week throughout the year and runs a large variety of courses tutored by leading artists in all subjects. For more information visit the the website

Plas Tan y Blwch Plas Tan y Bwlch is the Snowdonia National Park Environmental Studies Centre, administered by the National Park Authority. The Center runs courses throughout the year as residential and none residential weekends. Offered in association with the Society of Botanical Artists, Plas runs two residential courses in August and September tutored by leading experts in botanical painting. For more information and booking please visit their website

The Society of Botanical Artists The Society of Botanical Artist, founded in 1985, exists to bring together botanical artist of repute to create a focus for the continuance of the centaries old tradition of excellence in this beautiful Art. Members include winners of prestigious awards including The Royal Horticultural Society's Gold and Silver - Gilt medals. Members and non - members exhibit every year, artwork in watercolour, gouache, oil, pastels, colour pencils and pencil.
Exhibitions are held at The Westminster Gallery, Central Hall Westminster, Storey's Gate, London, SW1H 9NH. For more information on the Society, exhibitions and the SBA correspondence course log on to the SBA website

Watershed Studio At the Watershed Studio a wide variety of art workshops are held throughout the year. Lucky to have such a great team of tutors who teach at the studio covering most media. Watershed Studio Specialize on single and two day courses, taking pride in offering good quality, professional but affordable painting breaks. For further information visit their website.