As a small business, we live or die by our reputation.  Mike and I take great pride in what we do and how we do it.  We want people to cherish and enjoy their artwork.  On courses, we want you to learn everything that you aimed to and more and just as importantly to have a really lovely time where you feel looked after and valued.  From the moment you step in the door to the delicious lunches and the engaged tuition we want you to love being at Bradness so that you keep returning.


Hi Emma, The shades both look fabulous, couldn’t wait to see them lit in an evening setting and they give the whole room a different feel. I can’t put my finger on it exactly but the room feels more individually us and more ‘finished’ somehow. Whatever, we are thrilled with the whole thing, beautiful rug and lights. Thank you so much! Love xx  Sheila and Peter


Hi Emma, Mike
Thank you both so much for a fabulous 3 days of delightful company and delicious food, (my consumption of that very special Victoria Sponge did surprise me!) and of course, and most importantly Mike, your brilliant, enthusiastic and encouraging tuition. I know that I have come away feeling much more confident to start a painting, which I have always found rather daunting, I now have a strategy, a method – so thank you Mike! 
Love to you both and we hope to see you soon!
Pat & Angie xx


Hi Emma, Thank you for your email and notes and thank you for last week! 

The course was fabulous  – it was totally absorbing and I learnt so much. You were so patient and encouraging with all of us.  I’m going to keep at it with your notes beside me – I find myself looking at flowers and seeing the tones, shadows and colours much more now. 
Thank you also for the wonderful lunches and cakes! They were truly delicious.
Hope to visit again soon – best regards to you and Michael!  Liz D….. x

Thanks Emma – you inspired me so much with your  fabulous teaching, so looking forward to learning more from you!

Best Sam

Good Morning Emma,Thank you for a wonderful painting course. I am so surprised by how much I have learnt in a short time.

It was so calm and you made it feel easy. You have given me the confidence to carry on and explore
where this may take me. I’m really looking forward to the follow up session in a few weeks.
A massive thank you also to Helena for the delicious food  and to all of you for the wonderful welcome.
You are very special people and I am so pleased that I have been lucky enough to benefit from your
expert tuition.
See you all again soon.
Best wishes, Angie
Darling Emma,
Your lampshade has just arrived- and I could not be more thrilled! I was actually teaching when it arrived, and made up an excuse to leave the room so that I could open the box. Very naughty I know- but I was desperate to see it.
You are so wonderful and I thank you a million times over. I absolutely love it- and it is perfect in my lounge.
Please let me know your bank details and I will transfer funds immediately.
Thank you again- you are incredible.
love Katharine xxx

Pleased to hear that Emma.

Absolutely love your lampshade- it has transformed the lounge, which is where I teach. Heaven . Thank you again x Katherine

Hi Emma, Looks fabulous in her study!  Thank you 

Your shades seem to literally light up so many rooms !
Enjoy the sunshine, the garden beckons!!  Liz Xx
Dear Emma, I just had to email to thank you for organising such a wonderful course! It was three days spent in heaven with generous and creative people. I can’t imagine how it could have been better. The weather, the food, the setting and the people were all perfect! I am very excited about trying out some new ideas at home.
I hope you had an amazing birthday yesterday and Mike came up with the goods!
See you again soon I hope.
Best wishes Kathy  Xx
Dear Emma, I wanted to thank you and Michael very much for a most enjoyable two days last week.
The course was just perfect for me in terms of tuition and practice in a warm and encouraging environment and the catering and hospitality was fantastic.
Many thanks again,
With best wishes, Sue
Hi Emma, I hope you are well. Just a quick email to thank you for last weekend, I really appreciate you putting on an extra date to accommodate me. I feel like I’ve learned lots and I’ve also grown in confidence, hopefully I can work on developing my painting skills in the near future!!
You have such a lovely gallery and studio, that in addition to your and Michael’s warmth and generosity provides a wonderfully tranquil environment to be able to think and be creative.
Thanks so much, Bee 
Dear Emma,
Many thanks for a full and stimulating course.  It was so satisfying to focus on something creative and yet practical.
I always seem to have an hour or so of getting stuck but I know that is part of the process of learning. Its like getting tangled in a bramble and then gently concentrating to get disentangled and ‘voila’ release!
Thank you for your support  and help in that.
I think I left a table top easel behind( covered in paint  but useful),can you hang onto it please and I’ll collect it at some point.
Michael’s company too  was appreciated and his sunny presence.
The food was delicious and just right for outdoors(or in!) ,it was like being on holiday!
Enjoy the rest of your summer events  and I hope you both have time to get stuck into your own work. 
See you anon, Yours Jane x
Evening Emma,
Well what a wonderful two day course you’ve just run for myself and the others. I wanted to drop you a line to say thank you ; you are such a good teacher : facilitator : workshop lead and underpinning it all, such an amazing artist – I learnt so much and have been left so inspired . 
I have wanted to find an expression for my inner wish to ‘do’ art, and thanks to you I feel I’ve not only found it, but also moved much closer to allowing myself to maintain my journey down this path.
I’ve worked crazy hours and ridiculously hard, particularly over the past few years such that now I’ve an opportunity to take this wish of mine forward. 
Utterly shattered today and that’s fine – best two days course I’ve ever attended – thank you .
Warmest wishes to you and of course Michael .
Hope we can stay in touch, Jude x