Nicki Saunders

Artist & Tutor
Norwich, Norfolk


This is a great way to try Watercolour Painting. All of the courses are designed to include all levels of ability unless stated otherwise.


If a watercolour course isn’t for you, why not try a one day painting workshop to enhance your skills in Pastels, Gouache, Brusho Crystals, Inks or Drawing.


Most of my artwork is now available to buy as an Original artwork, or a high quality Digital Download from my online shop.

About Me

I am a self-taught artist based in Norwich, Norfolk specialising in watercolour as I find this medium can be seductively subtle yet exciting and eye-catching. Early on in my painting career, I favoured flower painting. Being able to capture a likeness and radiance of a flower was inspiring and captivating to me. Over the years I have been drawn to many subjects and now find it hard to find a favourite theme. As my painting subjects have changed, so have my painting styles. Instinctively I am a detailed painter with some pieces almost achieving photographic realism but I also love the freedom of loose work which has an abstract feel to the finished work.

I have been painting for over 30 years and teaching through various means including private classes, one-day workshops, visiting art groups as a guest tutor and running local Adult Education Courses. During my time at Adult Education, I achieved the PTTLS teaching qualification.

Over the years I have also worked with various other mediums. These include Acrylic paints, Acrylic Inks, soft pastels, watercolour pens and pencils, graphite pencils, inks and more recently, Brusho Crystals. Adding these mediums to watercolour paintings can create amazing results.

Watercolour Painting Courses

Feed your creative side with a Watercolour Painting Course.

I run watercolour painting courses from my studio in New Costessey, Norwich. The course content is flexible and designed to meet the needs of the individual painters ensuring that beginners know where to start and advanced painters are developing their styles. Throughout the course, I will share my knowledge and experience to ensure you achieve your painting ambitions.

New Course Dates added for January 2020.

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Watercolour Painting Holidays at La Salle in 2020…

I’m delighted to announce that I will be teaching three further Watercolour painting holidays at La Salle in the South West of France, run by Jill & Terry Whaley. 

Please check out my News page for full details…

More information and booking options are available at

Hope to see you there.

One Day Art Workshops

If a course isn’t for you, why not try a one day workshop. They provide a great way of getting hands on painting and drawing experience. Each workshop is based on a medium and subject. Mediums can include Watercolour Paint and Pencils, Drawing with Graphite Pencils, Brusho Crystals, Drawing and Coloured Inks, Pen and Wash, Acrylic and Pastels. You will be able to try many techniques, some new to you and some you may have tried before.

New Workshop Dates added for April 2020!

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Get In Touch

If you would like to contact me to book a watercolour course or workshop, or to enquire about one of my paintings, please use the form below or call Nicki on 01603 448224

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Nicki Saunders Artist & Tutor
23 Breckland Rd
Norwich, Norfolk NR5 0RW
United Kingdom

Phone: 01603 448224