"I have been running painting courses and mural workshops for sixteen years initially based on my first practical book explaining how to paint murals – The Art of Illusion (New Holland)"
Although it sold very well and was printed in three languages, it is now sadly out of print. It is still available in most libraries either as this original title or, in paperback, as ‘Janet Shearer’s Trompe L’Oeil Painting Course’.
My second book, The Artists Guide to Perspective (also New Holland) is still available in two languages.
My workshops have diversified from the original structured five day ‘trompe l’oeil mural’ session geared primarily towards wall-painting, and I now invite visitors to my studio to revisit childhood artistic inclinations or to develop their own current art work, gaining confidence and expertise with lots of help from me. It doesn’t matter at all to me if you consider yourself to be a complete beginner! You are very welcome, whatever your level of expertise!
I now prefer only to be committed to teaching during the mornings 10-1pm Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday, although what people often do is to stay on during the afternoon working on their own and I’m happy to help if I’m in the studio.
This means I can be free in the afternoons for my own work or my equestrian pursuits and my guests are free to decide whether to explore Cornwall or carry on painting. You need to arrange your own lunch but the nearby campsite has a great little shop!