Carolyn King


I have a passion for drawing and painting. I studied art at Goldsmith’s College, London where I also trained to be teacher. Now living in Cheltenham, I combine both elements in my life by teaching art to all ages and draw and paint whenever, whenever and whatever I can.

I love to paint outdoors and watercolour is an ideal medium in which to capture a moment or place. I have, over the years, developed a unique style which employs very free drawing combined with loose washes of colour and enables me to work very quickly.

I travel widely and run watercolour classes on cruise ships as well as workshops in the UK. This year I will be leading two watercolour courses at Marlborough College Summer School and running workshops on the Cunard Queen Victoria in the Autumn.

Painting Tution with Carolyn King

This is an opportunity for adults and children to have specialist tuition in sketching, watercolour or mixed media. Lessons take place at my house in Cheltenham in a relaxed and friendly environment. I have a very flexible approach and am able to identify and improve upon areas which need development.

I can help children to prepare a scholarship portfolio by introducing different media and techniques and to prepare them for an open day test.

My charges are £25 per hour to include all materials.

I also run day workshops in the Gloucestershire area and can travel to within 25 miles of Cheltenham. Costs are £150-£200.

I run Art Days with Jo Neil at the very lovely Windrush Gallery near Burford and am regularly invited to run Art Workshops for local Art and WI Groups.

This summer I will be running two Art Courses at Marlborough College Summer School.

“Fast and Loose Watercolour” (July 9-13) Fully booked.

“Bright and Breezy Landscapes” (July 16-20) A few places available.

I will be joining two cruises with Cunard this Autumn aboard MV Queen Victoria in the Mediterranean (Oct 20-Nov 5)

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Swan Hellenic

"An Icelandic Quest"
May 2016

Swan Hellenic Cruise

"A Cuban and Caribbean Medley"
March 2016

Swan Hellenic Cruise

"Aegean and Ionian Contrasts"
October 2015

Swan Hellenic Cruise

"An Italian Mosaic"
August 2015

Swan Hellenic Cruise

"Jewels of Arabia and the Red Sea"
March 2015

Swan Hellenic Cruise

"To Mediterranean Waters"
August 2014

Swan Hellenic Cruise

South America from Barbados to Buenos Aires
Jan-Feb 2014

Resident Artist with Fred Olsen on "Black Watch"

Baltic Capitals and St Petersberg

Resident Artist with Swan Hellenic

"Highlands and Islands Cruise" around UK

Solo exhibition at Cheltenham Town Hall


Resident Artist with Fred Olsen on "Boudicca"

Norway and Spitzbergen

Exhibition with "Inspired" at Gardens Gallery


Resident Cruise Artist with Swan Hellenic


Everyman Theatre Cheltenham