Tuition, Critiques and Portfolio Preparation 

"Very few artists in the world are genius, some are talented and others highly talented, in order for that talent to attain any artistic recognition we have to be ‘ingenious’ with that talent".

The ‘Paint Shack’ studio is nestled within small woodlands in the idyllic grounds of Mount Edgcumbe Country Park which dominates the beautiful and wild Rame Peninsula, in SE Cornwall.

The Rame peninsula is just across the River Tamar in Cornwall.

The easiest route to the studio would be to catch a small wooden passenger ferry from Plymouth Stonehouse across the Tamar River to the Cremyll/Mount Edgcumbe jetty. 

Tuition, Critiques and Portfolio Preparation

I am offering ‘one to one’ professional adult tuition, inspiration and critiques to school leavers, post graduates and aspiring painters.                                                                                                                                              

  • Advising on what style of painting would be the most effective for each individual and the most appropriate artists to reference.

  • Helping you to identify galleries that suit your aesthetic and how best to approach them (dependent on individuals level of painting).

  • All materials are included, so you don't have to remember what to bring.

  • All levels are welcome, from beginners to experienced painters.

  • Feedback and dialogue are tailored to your aims and experience.



Heath Hearn - Painting Course

A rare opportunity to work with Heath Hearn in his studio situated in Cremyll, Mount Edgecumbe, Cornwall.

This course encourages freedom of expression and figurative abstraction

Through practical exercises and constructive support, this inspiring course is designed to build your artistic skills and take your freedom of creativity further. From the fundamentals of sketching and colour, to composition, painting and experimenting with style and expression.

The course begins with a series of drawing exercises within the studio and its surrounding environment. Preliminary sketches will be transferred to primed panels (provided). The painting methods used on the course will occasionally break the rules of traditional painting techniques. Each session will involve over-painting the previous session, leaving individual nodes of expression showing through the over painting, creating a history and forcing the letting go of the previous session.

Included in the fee, each student will be given a 60 x 60 cm primed panel to paint on as well as a selection of oil paints and access to brushes and other painting materials. Please feel free to bring your own brushes and materials.  For more details or any questions please email me through the contact page and I will respond promptly.

Private Tuition (outside structured courses).

Times: 10am till 4pm  (9.50am meet up at Cremyll Ferry Jetty).


£250 per day for single person booking  -   £185 per day per person - (two person)-  £135 per day per person - (three person)   £110 per day per person (four person).                                                                           

Dates are flexible at present until a more structured timetable is established.

For information about structuring a private  tuition to suit your needs, please email me on the contact page and I will respond promptly.


Community/public artist and tuition biography

2006 – 2017 – Professional fulltime Painter

19982006 - Director of T L Murals Worldwide Ltd & partner in Community Art Business

  • Public Art - Scrap Art - Working with Scrap artist David Kemp

  • Spring Art Classes 98/99/2001/2002/2003 – Jersey National Trust 

  • Artist’s Garden – Public Art - Jersey Art Centre - Working with the Jersey community to build a permanent artist’s garden and sculpture on the St Helier Waterfront.

  • Summer Art Classes –  1999/2001/2002/2003/2004 - Jersey Art Centre

  • Mosaic public art project - Jersey Art Centre 

  • Box Art – Jersey Museum – Commission to produce 36 pieces of box art, working with 36 selected groups and individuals that represented a cross section of the community. The commission was to celebrate the Inauguration of 50 years of Jerseys Social Security dept and is on permanent exhibition in Jersey Museum.

Community Mural Projects with integrated workshops – artist in residence - Jersey

  • Janvrin School

  • St Peter School

  • Le Rocquier School 

  • First Tower School

  • HM La Moye Prison – Mural Project with young offenders  

  • First Tower Youth Club


  • Plymouth College of Further Education – Large Scale Mural in recreation hall – 3 weeks design workshop with students.

  •  Founder of ‘Plymouth Arts Initiative’ (artists group).


  • Artist in Residence – Bullpoint Primary School, Devonport , Plymouth – producing 3 large scale murals with integrated workshops

1991- 1995 Partner of ‘Community Arts Resource’ Cornwall.

  • Summer village workshops with Caradon District Council, Penwith Council, and North Cornwall Council.

  • Large scale murals with integrated workshops for Liskeard Primary School

  • Summer village workshops - Minions Heritage Project, Bodmin Moor

  • Founding the South East Cornwall Artists Forum (SECAF).

  • Looe Discovery Centre – Working with eight ‘SouthEast Cornwall’ schools in producing  banners for the Looe and Polperro  ‘Festival of the Sea’ including a three day art workshop as part of the festival.

  • Summer village workshops - Caradon District Council, Penwith Council, and North Cornwall Council.

  • ‘Alcohol Awareness’ education film - Devon and Cornwall Constabulary and Caradon District Council.  Working with South East Cornwall’s three largest Youth Clubs, using video/super 8 film and stop animation to produce a film for Devon and Cornwall’s Community Affairs unit, to use as part of their Primary Schools education package.

1990 – 1991 Graphic Designer - Logo Design – Ivybridge, Devon

1988 – 1990 Graphic Designer - Dobbie Typesetting – Plymouth

Contracts/Clients: Bindley Publishing – Royal Society of Medicine

1985- 1988 – Partner of Artful Dodgers Design Agency – Plymouth

Contracts/Clients:  NatWest Bank – Sunday Times Supplement – Tampax  – Plymouth City Council

Selected Private Murals and trompe-l'oeil 1990 - 2006

Virgin Records - large scale public mural - Plymouth

Bagatelle Cafe - Large scale public mural - Plymouth

Caffeine Club - Large scale public mural - Plymouth

Private Villa - trompe-l'oeil - Plymouth

Private Beach House - trompe-l'oeil - Hollywood- Florida

Indoor Swimming Pool - trompe-l'oeil - Jersey

'Roberts' Manor - trompe-l'oeil - Jersey

Royal Square, St Helier - Large Scale Mural - Jersey

Bathroom - trompe-l'oeil - Dinan - France

Le Quesne Villa - trompe-l'oeil - Jersey