I am a full time artist and have been painting landscapes and seascapes for many years both in the studio and ‘ en plein air’ with my trusty sketchbooks. My favourite medium is watercolour, its immediacy and transparency is hard to beat and I never tire of watching the colours mix and mingle on the paper. There can be few things more challenging and exciting than painting and sketching in front of my chosen subjects. Whether I am in the heart of the country, perched on a coastal cliff or in the middle of a busy city taking in all the sights and sounds is a pure joy. Landscapes are my first love but I am at home painting anything from portraits to steam locos.

I travel extensively both home and abroad doing demonstrations and workshops to Art Clubs and Societies. I also arrange a variety of overseas painting holidays to some fascinating locations which include Andalucia, New England andWyoming, Ireland and Italy.

My new book ‘Barry Herniman’s Travelling Sketchbook’ is now available as well as my new DVD ‘ Painting Watercolours in Andalucia’.

Check out my website for all my holiday details, books and DVD’s, gallery and painting news.    Enjoy !!


Move your cursor over the pictures below to find out more about upcoming holidays.