Nicki Saunders

Artist & Tutor

Watercolour Courses

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

Art Workshops

If a watercolour course isn’t for you, why not try a one-day painting workshop to enhance your skills.


Why not take a look through my gallery, where most of my original artwork is available to buy.

About Nicki Saunders – Artist & Tutor

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 gives 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 a PTTLS teaching qualification.

I also work with various other mediums, including 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.


View all artwork in my gallery by clicking on the below painting…

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.

All courses are now full, further course dates will be available from September 2024, thankyou for your continued support.

Watercolour Painting Holidays

I’m thrilled to be returning to the wonderful La Salle in the South West of France to teach some further Watercolour painting holidays:-

  • Thursday 25th April – Thursday 2nd May 2024
  • Tuesday 10th – 17th September 2024
  • Thursday 10th – 17th October 2024

All the above holidays are run by Jill & Terry Whaley, you can find more information and booking options on their website

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 and Inks, Brusho Crystals, Drawing and Coloured Inks, Pen and Wash, Acrylic pouring and Soft Pastels. You will be able to try many techniques, some new to you and some you may have tried before.

Contact Me

If you would like to contact me regarding my artwork or tuition, please use the form below or call Nicki on 01603 448224