Friend’s Clump, Ashdown Forest, Oil on canvas

Welcome to Alison Berry’s website

I am artist running Art Classes in Hartfield and Coleman’s Hatch, East Sussex and creative workshops, called “Paint Like…..” events for small and sometimes very large groups.

Ashdown Forest Classes – painting or drawing outside is always very special and we are particularly privileged to have the Forest on our doorstep with its varied scenery and beautiful sunsets. With the Coronavirus, outdoor classes are a safer way to be creative as we have plenty of space to spread out! The classes are run in accordance with Government rules on social distancing – numbers are limited to 6 people from different households, facemasks and hand sanitiser are used in accordance with guidelines and equipment is cleaned between classes. While the weather is fine I am running day and evening classes. They last 3 hours (usually 10am – 1pm or 5.30 – 8.30pm) and the class fee is £15.00. Relaxed and friendly, complete beginners as well as those with experience are very welcome. People are encouraged to bring their own art materials but these are also available to buy or borrow for the class. Please contact me for more information and to book a place. (Classes are licenced and approved by The Conservators of Ashdown Forest).

Unfortunately with the Coronavirus situation all Art Classes in village halls and “Paint Like……” events have been suspended until September 2020. I am keeping in touch with Art Class members and encouraging everyone to continue painting. Please feel free to contact me and I’ll provide information about Art Classes and events for when life returns to normal.

Art Classes

Paint Like…..events

During the Coronavirus lockdown I have taken the opportunity to develop my own Art practice. I am currently working on a series focusing on the interior of the Pantheon dome in Rome. Yes, it is unusual – I think in these unsettling times I am seeking solace in quiet subjects. For more information about my work, please visit Art Practice

Pantheon II, Oil on board