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Joe Francis Dowden

Joe Francis Dowden painted his first

landscape in watercolour at the age of

six, with tuition from his father, himself

a painter. He trained at Epsom School

of Art and Design and Teesside

Polytechnic. Early contact with some

fantastic painters was a major

contributor to his development as an

artist. He was brought up in the rural

backwoods of Southern England

where he now lives and works. He

travels whenever he can to gather

source material for his paintings,

sketching on site rapidly and

prolifically. Joe is an accomplished

watercolour painter with an

international reputation.

His work has sold in many galleries and

is sought by collectors worldwide. He

constantly writes books, presents TV

programmes and writes regularly for

art magazines including the SAA. In the

past he demonstrated for several

manufacturers and is well known for

his advice on good art materials.

Demonstration by Joe Dowden

The Landscape Painter's Essential Handbook-Painting


  Joe Francis Dowden Wye Valley

Single Occupancy £695

Double Occupancy £650

Non-Painter £435

Water, Light & Reflections in Watercolour

Joe Francis Dowden

19th - 22nd June

Type : Sketching & Painting

Media : Watercolour




Wells, Somerset

Exmoor National Park

North Cornwall Coast

Wye Valley

The Lake District

Provence, France

Western Algarve, Portugal


The Swan Hotel

Simonsbath House Hotel

Treglos Hotel

Bells Hotel

Langdale Chase Hotel

Hotellerie Notre Dame De Lumieres

Villa Termal Das Caldas De Monchique


David Bellamy

Grahame Booth

Jem Bowden

Roger Dellar

Joe Francis Dowden

Jeremy Ford

Soraya French

Steve Hall

Barry Herniman

John Hoar

Richard Holland

Michal Jasiewicz

Anne Kerr

Carol Kibble

Arnold Lowrey

Kevin Scully

Andy Walker

Paul Weaver

David Webb

Dave White

Peter Woolley

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