Introducing Derbyshire-based artist Jeremy Bournon

Artist and Tutor : a bit of background on Jeremy…

After a career in art eduction, Jeremy now works as a practising artist and gigging musician. He is primarily a landscape painter working from a home-based studio in Repton, Derbyshire and also in a larger space at Storer Farm, Wirksworth, the Ingleby Gallery, and Breedon Hall where he also runs art courses. Since retiring in 2015 from a career in teaching art, he has prepared work for six exhibitions, two of which have been exclusively dedicated to depicting scenes from the area around the farm in the Ecclesbourne Valley. Although he will continue to practise as a painter, Jeremy has no plans in 2019 to exhibit. Instead, he will concentrate on expanding his courses which will cater for artists of all abilities to experience the therapeutic value of painting and drawing in the landscape.


In 2019 and 2020 Jeremy is expanding his offering of art courses


Tutored art courses at various locations throughout Derbyshire in 2019/20

  • Spring 2019 - Storer Farm, Wirksworth, Derbyshire

  • October 2019 - The Ingleby Gallery, Derbyshire

  • 2020 - Breedon Hall, Derbyshire

Please do get in touch for further details on availability and prices.


Derbyshire is suffused with a tranquil and pastoral ambience entirely conducive to the production of art.


Solo Exhibitions since retiring:

2016   Le Mont Ventoux and the surrounding landscape:  
Gallery No.1 & New Court Gallery, Repton, Derbyshire - Gallery Le Palis, Vaison La Romaine. & Gros Pata, Villedieu, Provence

2017   Le Mont Ventoux and the surrounding landscape:  
Inspirations, Galerie Centre Contemporaire d'Art, Mirabel-aux-Baronies, France

2017   Derbyshire Landscapes:  
Ingleby Gallery, Ingleby, Derbyshire

2018   Endless summer in the Ecclesbourne Vallery:
West End Gallery, Wirksworth, Derbyshire


Courses are devised to realise the benefits of mindfulness and improve health and well-being through art practice.


Bespoke courses

Jeremy Bournon offers bespoke art tutorial weekends at a variety of locations. Forty years teaching art has prepared Jeremy to offer a wide range of bespoke art courses to suit the individual needs and desires of the artists. A bespoke weekend art experience can include lessons in drawing, painting, collage and mixed media, in an art historical or contemporary practice context.

Commissions and future projects

With his background of pushing the boundaries of art practice, Jeremy can undertake a variety of different sorts of painting and drawing commissions. In 2012, he undertook the painting of nine 3metre tall abstract paintings for a new conference centre in Abu Dhabi and is currently working on a number of works for private clients. In 2019, he will be completing a collection of paintings of Calke Abbey, one of Derbyshire's great stately homes, for exhibition in 2020 and taking a microlight over Rutland Water to gather information for a series of aerial painting of its surrounding landscape.


Jeremy’s courses offer a genuine opportunity to truly relax and unwind


 Career history:

1963-71 Schooling: Christ's Hospital, Horsham, Sussex

1971-72 Art Foundation Course: Winchester School of Art, Hampshire

1972-75 Fine Art Degree: Wimbledon School of Art, SW19

1975-76 Post Graduate Certificate in Education: Institute of Education. University of London

1976-80 Art Teaching: St. Joan of Arc School, Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire

1980-85 Art Teaching: King's College School, Wimbledon, SW19

1985-15 Head of Art: Repton School, Repton, Derbyshire

2015-16 Painter-in-residence, Repton School, Repton, Derbyshire

2015-17 Part time teacher of Art Contextual Studies and Art History: Rugby School, Warwickshire


Bespoke weekend art experiences include lessons in drawing, painting, collage, and mixed media


To see more examples of Jeremy’s work online please visit his artist page here on Blue Leopard.

And if you are interested in acquiring any of Jeremy’s paintings - or attending any of his courses this year - please do get in touch with us.

Many thanks and happy painting!
The Team at Blue Leopard