Rosa ‘Mamma Mia’ ,Coloured Pencils –with Janie Pirie *New 2023



Rosa ‘Mamma Mia’ is probably one of the most striking roses from my Rose book, and indeed, was the first to be sold.  The brilliant coral petals make for a stunning illustration, and a perfect subject for beginners or the more experienced coloured pencil artist.  A line drawing for you to trace will be provided and a list of the coloured pencils you will need will also be sent in advance of the workshop.  Adding the rich, glossy leaves will complete the picture.  Janie will show you to achieve a flawless finish to your coloured pencil work, as well as how to make them look unbelievably realistic and three-dimensional.

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21st March 2023




Your Lunch

Coloured Pencils

If you have not done one of Janie’s classes let me know prior to the day and she will bring her big selection of pencils to buy after the workshop.

Artist Bio:

Janie Pirie studied fine art at Northampton and Colchester Schools of Art. Her botanical work has earned her two Royal Horticultural Society Gold Medals together with Certificates of Botanical Merit from the Society of Botanical Artists and has been recognised, and indeed purchased by The Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Her meticulous and beautifully detailed work shows the depth of skill she has with the coloured pencil and close scrutiny will only serve to confirm that it can take more than 150 hours to produce some of her pieces.

When teaching Janie takes each student through every process necessary to achieve the very best with coloured pencils. Starting with observation, then composition, the drawing and then building up layers of colour to create a rich and gloriously coloured picture. Before each step Janie demonstrates so that students know exactly what they are being asked to do. Group and individual demonstrations are also given during her workshops.

Janie’s aim is to show how exciting the coloured pencil can be and for each student to create something they are proud of. But most of all – that the journey is both enjoyable and good fun.

Janie is currently working on a book of roses, due for publication in October this year. There will be up to 40 illustrations in the linen-bound, hard-backed, 12in sq. book and only 1,000 will be printed. This will be a collectors item.

For more information about Janie and her work visit

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