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Lionel Playford – (Painting)

  • Master of Fine Art & professional landscape painter from the North Pennines
  • Likes to incorporate influences such as setting, architecture & industrial heritage
  • Very experienced tutor having taught hundreds of courses in painting and drawing in adult ed for over 23 years
  • Experienced in helping people of a wide range of ability in painting and drawing
  • Range of teaching is broad from life drawing and portraiture to still life and landscape in all the main media
  • Lionel’s recent PhD researched links between art and climate change science – involving an expedition down the Atlantic to Cape Town.

Lionel is great at coaxing artists to be artists – allowing time for individuals to develop their skills under a wide range of themes. His expertise and knowledge spans all aspects of art, different eras and styles, enabling him to present many different contexts to stimulate and guide his students. One of our Tutors who other artists respect enormously.

Upcoming Courses

September 2018


September 28th at 18:30 to October 1st at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

The North Lakes landscape has some very characterful settings for churches. Explore their atmosphere and distinctive qualities through mixed media sketching and painting on location. We will take inspiration from some of the finest examples of evocative drawings and paintings of buildings, especially churches, in the works of John Piper and William Turner among other artists. Join Lionel, an experienced outdoor landscape artist, on 5 sketching expeditions helping you develop your drawing and colour skills and exploring new ideas in…

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