Greg Humphries

I try to connect people to their environment with my art. I started out as a landscape painter, but it was only through undertaking a masters degree in 2009 that I realised the best way to connect people to their environment was to take them into that environment and get them to make the art! This is now the core of my practice and through my work I specialise in outdoor education and woodland management.

My sculptures are the result of many traditional processes and knowledge absorbed from travels in the Amazon & the Arctic, as well as Europe and the British Isles. I gather

the raw materials myself and use these traditional skills over many days to create the finished piece.

Learn more about Greg’s own practice here http://greghumphriesart.co.uk/ and watch this short film below.

What our students say

Greg was easy mannered with such a wealth of information. Practical methods of developing a new skill, taught with a natural openness .

Tom

What worked for me was masses of individual attention and encouragement and positive support, the opportunity to sketch outside. These days have opened doors I have been longing to open. Thank you Greg.

Debs Blyth

Thank you Greg you’re fantastic – inspirational – very knowledgeable and very patient! Thanks for everything Greg.

Jaci Richards

Greg focused on making sure, as beginners, we had the understanding and confidence with oils.

Darcy Chapple

Very enjoyable course. Just the right balance of walking and drawing/painting. Greg was an excellent tutor and I learned loads. 

Richard Mayo

It was lovely to be back at the school, wonderful to meet more Porthmeor Alumni and Kieran was a brilliant and very knowledgeable tutor. It was also lovely to see Greg again and have the 1-1 session with him.

Gwynne

It was great to have 3 days to develop skills at a good pace, lots of skills and techniques very clearly explained and demonstrated. It was like a foundation in 3 days! Greg was very supportive and gave advice and direction when needed. I enjoyed the ‘field work’ but loved the studio time, a luxury for a painter like me. Thank you i’d love to come again next year.

Vivienne

The best three days since I last attended a course there.

Christopher Harris

Greg was fantastic. I loved the course, benefited enormously and have hardly put my paintbrush down since!

Liz Rigden

Greg gently pushed me into attempting things I would probably never try otherwise

Geoff Evans

Exceeded expectations, have done short courses at other schools and your organisation and style of tutoring was top of the list, well done all!

Angie

a fantastic experience – it exceeded my expectations and has inspired me to unleash my creativity!

Shana Tam

Greg was very generous with his time and knowledge…Best experience for a long time

Jaci Richards

Greg gave an excellent overview to oil painting technical disciplines plus an introduction to charcoal and gouache. It was intense but extremely satisfying to learn and appreciate the challenge in the ‘dance of chaos vs control’!

Shana Tam

Courses with Greg Humphries

Beginners Oil Painting - Online

Greg Humphries

Online Art Courses - All - Oil - Beginners

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Course ID: a004J000007Dj1p
Active Instance: a024J00000C4GGRQA3, 29-Nov-2022

A thorough introduction to this versatile and accessible medium spread over 2 weeks: learn simple and dynamic approaches to painting with oils, responding to landscape and working from still life .

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29 Nov - 6 Dec - 4 live sessions over 2 wks - £225 Book

Magical Landscapes

Kate SouthworthGreg Humphries

Art Courses - Mixed Media - Abstract

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Course ID: a004J00000IStJI
Active Instance: a024J00000C4EyyQAF, 22-Aug-2022

Enter the magical landscapes of West Penwith and the landscape of the soul guided by two inspirational tutors exploring the work of Bryan Wynter, Ithell Colquhuon and Hilma af Klint.

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22 - 25 Aug - 4 days - £445 Book
14 - 17 Aug 2023 - 4 days - £445 Book

Magical Landscapes

Kate SouthworthGreg Humphries

Art Courses - Mixed Media - Abstract

Active sort order:
Course ID: a004J00000IStJI
Active Instance: a024J00000CTFx3QAH, 14-Aug-2023

Enter the magical landscapes of West Penwith and the landscape of the soul guided by two inspirational tutors exploring the work of Bryan Wynter, Ithell Colquhuon and Hilma af Klint.

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22 - 25 Aug - 4 days - £445 Book
14 - 17 Aug 2023 - 4 days - £445 Book

Oil Painting for Beginners

Greg Humphries

Art Courses - Oil - Beginners

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Course ID: a00w000000bCVjN
Active Instance: a024J00000Bn2BFQAZ, 18-Jul-2022

A thorough introduction to this versatile and accessible medium: learn simple and dynamic approaches to painting with oils, responding to landscape and working from still life in the studio.

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18 - 20 Jul - 3 days - £345 Book
30 Jan - 1 Feb 2023 - 3 days - £345 Book
10 - 12 Jul 2023 - 3 days - £345 Book

Oil Painting for Beginners

Greg Humphries

Art Courses - Oil - Beginners

Active sort order:
Course ID: a00w000000bCVjN
Active Instance: a024J00000CSiozQAD, 30-Jan-2023

A thorough introduction to this versatile and accessible medium: learn simple and dynamic approaches to painting with oils, responding to landscape and working from still life in the studio.

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18 - 20 Jul - 3 days - £345 Book
30 Jan - 1 Feb 2023 - 3 days - £345 Book
10 - 12 Jul 2023 - 3 days - £345 Book

Oil Painting for Beginners

Greg Humphries

Art Courses - Oil - Beginners

Active sort order:
Course ID: a00w000000bCVjN
Active Instance: a024J00000CSjLCQA1, 10-Jul-2023

A thorough introduction to this versatile and accessible medium: learn simple and dynamic approaches to painting with oils, responding to landscape and working from still life in the studio.

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18 - 20 Jul - 3 days - £345 Book
30 Jan - 1 Feb 2023 - 3 days - £345 Book
10 - 12 Jul 2023 - 3 days - £345 Book

Oil Painting for Beginners Weekend

Greg Humphries

Weekend Art Courses - Oil - Beginners

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Course ID: a004J000002gVJC
Active Instance: a024J00000C4Zi7QAF, 09-Sep-2022

A thorough introduction to this versatile and accessible medium: learn simple and dynamic approaches to painting with oils, responding to landscape and working from still life in the studio.

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9 - 11 Sep - 3 days - £325 Full Request

Painting the Coast Path (2 days)

Greg Humphries

Weekend Art Courses - Acrylic - Landscape

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Course ID: a004J00000K5dt2
Active Instance: a024J00000CTjuGQAT, 22-Jul-2023

Have you ever noticed how your best ideas come about while walking? Boost your creativity and step out with us into West Cornwall’s landscape with inspirational tuition in drawing and painting.

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22 - 23 Jul 2023 - 2 days - £235 Book

Porthmeor Programme Online

Greg HumphriesKate Southworth

Online Art Courses - All

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Course ID: a004J00000DCq8K
Active Instance: a024J00000C19tXQAR, 23-Sep-2022

A six month online intensive, to develop you as an artist, enabling you to find and express your individual creative voice.

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23 Sep - 10 Jul 2023 - 6 months - £1550 Full Request