SW Illustrations

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

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

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.
For more information on the Society, exhibitions and the SBA correspondence course log on to the SBA website