You CAN draw and paint

with Angela Birchall


Art by Angela Birchall


The Art of Stress-busting

077 242 00 779

Welcome to my world

I’m both an artist and an art educator so I get the best of both worlds!

I get to draw and paint a myriad of subjects in any media that either I or my commissioner desire. Having enjoyed creating those works of art I know that when they are sold they will give years of pleasure to their new owners.

Then I also get to see all my students blossom and progress as they learn how to create their own unique works of art at the same time as they use their art to de-stress and forget about the problems of the world around them.

I was so lucky that as a teenager I got a place at art school and was taught by the most inspirational artist and teacher one could ever wish for: 46 years later, I’m still drawing and painting, and still loving it. I’m also still using his teaching methods to help my students to realise that they, too, really CAN draw and paint.

Discovering why those methods worked became my first degree dissertation topic and then a life-long interest.

In a nutshell, it is switching you from the logical, time-centred, stereotypical thinking processes of the left hemisphere of the brain across to the creative, individual, timelessness of the right hemisphere’s thinking processes. In this mode, time can fly or stand still, it is as relaxing as it is stimulating, and you become so much more aware of the colours, shapes and patterns of the world around you.

I love operating in right hemisphere mode, and I love seeing students switch from left to right – you can actually see it in the marks they are making in their art work. It is fascinating!!

Prompted by the Covid closures and wanting to reach a wider audience than just face-to-face classes could allow I put my teaching techniques into a series of online lessons: "The Art of Stress-busting".

This teaches you how to switch from the stress-filled left hemisphere onto the relaxing, rejuvenating right hemisphere of the brain. 

Happily, I am now back to teaching face-to-face classes and have weekly watercolour painting classes and drawing classes in West Lancashire in north west England.

You can also book private, one-to-one or small group, tutorial sessions with me, or I can design bespoke corporate events using art to de-stress your workforce.

So, welcome to my world! Have a look around and discover how art can change your life in so many wonderful ways.

Art can change your life

Unique gifts for
special people
Learn to draw    and paint
Relax and de-stress
Inspirational surroundings

Unleash your creativity as you    learn to draw and paint

Join one of my face-to-face art classes if you are in the Sefton and West Lancashire region.
Weekly painting classes in watercolour are held in Ormskirk. These are ideal for beginners and returners as they are taught classes where you follow me step by step.
Meanwhile, for more experienced artists there is a tutored group each week in Scarisbrick where you work on your individual choice of project with me on hand to provide advice, guidance and teaching to help you achieve your art goals.
If you can't get to a class and would like to book one-to-one tutorials or coaching sessions with me online, then simply get in touch via the form at the bottom of the page.

Discover how art CAN relieve stress in the workplace

Fun exercises enable participants to leave behind the stresses of thinking and working in the left hemisphere of the brain and access the creative, blue-sky, big-picture thinking processes of the right hemisphere.

Working in this changed perspective offers new and creative ways to look for solutions to problems, patterns or issues in working situations.

Contact me via the message block below to find out more about how 'The Art of Stress-busting' could help your workforce.

Art can help busy, stressed workforces come together to look for new ways to solve problems as well as find relaxation and build teamwork!

Ask any artist and they will tell you that art is one of the finest stress-busters because when we draw or paint we can switch off the stresses of everyday life and switch over to a relaxing, rejuvenating, creative reverie. 'The Art of Stress-busting' takes that switch over into a workplace setting designing bespoke corporate events to inspire creativity, problem-solving and teamwork.

The curtain has now come down on my solo exhibition, Chiaroscuro, and I'd like to thank all of you who supported it in any way.

Although the exhibition in reality is closed, you can still see it 'virtually' in this video tour. You can also purchase them as the unsold works will soon be transferred over to my Etsy shop: Art by Angela Birchall. If you want details before then, just message me via the form at the bottom of this page.

Virtual tour round solo exhibition "Chiaroscuro"

A selection of paintings and drawings on show