Belinda Biggs

The artist Belinda Biggs will be at ArteUmbria in June 2017Belinda Biggs joined us in 2016 and ran a hugely popular and very successful course. We are delighted she is coming all the way from Australia again to run another workshop with us this year on June 14 2017. Beginners to experienced artists are welcome.

New for 2018!

Belinda will also be joining us and running a course in the Himalayas in 2018 - "Painting in the foothills of the Himalayas".

For more information about this exciting course visit our sister website:

Course at Poggiolame in Italy - June 14 2017

'Watercolour Workshop Flora and Fauna of Umbria, with Landscape'

We will be dividing our time between creating detailed botanical studies of local flowers, birds and local wildlife and some more relaxed painting in the grounds of the Arte Umbria property and other local gardens.

There will be plenty of demonstrations and individual attention to guide you through your drawing and painting, using watercolour, graphite pencil and pen and wash.

Botanical illustration is a wonderful way of portraying the interesting, the unusual or just your favourite plants and flowers.

Belinda Biggs course at Arte Umbria in 2016

Artist Statement

"I have enjoyed drawing and painting since I was a child and was always encouraged by my parents. I discovered botanical illustration many years ago and was hooked straight away, I had found my 'niche'. Now, illustrating botanical and wildlife is my passion. I love using watercolours and graphite to depict my subjects. My background in graphic design has helped with the exacting nature of this type of illustration, I enjoy looking at the form, the colours, but most of all - the challenge to get it right!"

About the artist

Botanical & Gardens Painting Workshop Belinda Biggs Italy 2016Belinda exhibits several times a year and has won many awards for her painting and drawing, including selection for the prestigious 'Focus on Nature XIII' at the New York State Museum, the 'Mortimer Art Prize' (the very best in realism) and the Margaret Flockton Scientific Illustration Award at the herbarium NSW and has works in private collections in Australia, United Kingdom, New Zealand, Italy, Norfolk Island and America.

Belinda is currently teaching painting and drawing for the Tuggerah Lakes Kincumber Community College. Painting, drawing and botanical illustration classes at Morriset. She also runs workshops around New South Wales, and conducts regular painting holidays to Italy, Rarotonga, Norfolk Island and New Zealand.


American Watercolour Society
Botanical Art Society of Australia Inc (BASA)
Central Coast Watercolour Society Inc
Friends of the Gardens RBGS


Watercolour, Gouache, Graphite Pencil, Coloured Pencil, Pen, Pen & Wash, Oils, Acrylics.

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Botanical & Garden Workshop Course June 2016

Painting Holidays in Italy

BOOKING NOW FOR 2017 & 2018

Inspirational painting, drawing, stone carving/sculpture, stained glass, print making and creative writing courses in Europe and other exotic locations in 2017 & 2018, visit Italy, Spain, Venice, Prague, Morocco, Bruges, India and the Himalayas.

  • Master Classes and Painting Classes in Italy with Grahame Booth, Kelly Medford, Caroline Bays, Adele Wagstaff, Tim Wilmot, Paul Alcock, Belinda Biggs, Liz Chaderton, Roger Dellar, Paul O'Kane & Neal Winfield
  • Creative Writing course with Sue Moorcroft.
  • Stone Carving courses with Simon Keeley.
  • Workshop in Illuminated Manuscripts and Miniatures, with Claudia Tulifero.
  • Stained Glass course, with Neal Winfield.
  • Price includes tuition, art materials (if the course is at our home in Umbria), complimentary accommodation, food, wine and refreshments.

All inclusive from £985

BOOKING NOW For 2017 & 2018!

See our sister site Painting in Europe and other exotic locations with Arte Umbria.

  • Painting in Venice. Masterclass in Watercolour with Tim Wilmot.
  • Painting in Bruges. Painting and Art History with Adele Wagstaff.
  • Prague at Christmas. Masterclass in Watercolour with Kelly Medford.
  • Painting in India, with Grahame Booth.
  • Painting in Marrakesh, with Kelly Medford.
  • Painting in Granada, with Grahame Booth.
  • Painting in Barcelona, with Paul Alcock.
  • Painting in the Himalayas, with Belinda Biggs.
  • Painting in India, with Roger Dellar.



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Arte Umbria
Tenuta di Poggiolame Vocabolo Poggiolame 16 05010 Montegabbione (TR) Italia

Arte Umbria, painting in Europe and other exotic locations

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