Jeremy Bournon's 2019 art courses announced

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 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 the Storer Farm Art Courses which will cater for artists of all abilities to experience the therapeutic value of painting and drawing in the landscape.


In 2019, Jeremy is expanding the Storer Farm Art Courses catering for all abilities


Tutored art courses at Storer Farm, Derbyshire

Storer Farm is the home of the Franklin family and an AirBnB property set in the heart of the Ecclesbourne Valley, near the market town of Wirksworth. Its surroundings on the west-facing slopes of the hillside provide an ideal place to practise art in the heart of the Derbyshire landscape and to run this programme of bespoke art courses. Please do get in touch for details on availibility and prices.

*(28/01/19) Course Dates Have Now Been Announced!*

Please click on the images below to read the flyer that has just been published with the course dates for 2019. Places are being reserved very quickly for these dates so please do get in touch asap to log your interest and book.


Development of the Art Courses at Storer Farm

Jason rears a variety of unusual pigs and chickens which roam the gardens. Together with the sheep grazing in neighbouring farmers' fields, the location is suffused with a tranquil and pastoral ambience entirely conducive to the production of art. Ten one-day art courses are planned for 2019 which, as well as delivering carefully tailored painting and drawing courses for people of all ages and abilities, also intend to offer an opportunity to truly relax and unwind. Indeed, the courses seek to offer participants the chance to discover the extraordinary revivifying and therapeutic qualities of art. To this end it is envisaged that art therapy courses in the future will be devised to develop the benefits of mindfulness and to improve health and well-being through art practice. The courses are fully resourced and catered; home-prepared and locally sourced food being provided by Jason and his wife, Jocelyn. They are the centre and hub of this endeavour and their warm and gracious hospitality welcomes all the artists to these art courses in Derbyshire.


…the location 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 Storer Farm. For individuals and couples the farm location offers both accommodation and the chance to gain and enhance drawing and painting skills in the beautiful surroundings of Ashleyhay. 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.


Ten one-day art 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