Bettina Schroeder has been teaching and running her renowned painting holidays around the world for more than 20 years and at Coombe for most of that time. Her enthusiasm and expertise have helped hundreds of painters, beginners and more advanced students alike, to new levels of pleasure and satisfaction in their work.
In a variety of stunning locations Bettina shares her wealth of knowledge, offering tips and professional secrets to help you improve your painting.
Bettina is a practising artist whose work is regularly exhibited throughout Europe and America, most recently in Santa Fé, USA, Zurich, Switzerland and in London. She organized her first painting holiday in Wales in 1987. Such was its success that she has arranged painting holidays ever since, and steadily broadened the choice of locations for her courses.
Bettina is an exemplary teacher
Nicholas Shakespeare, The Telegraph Magazine.
After studying at the Free University of Berlin, German born and educated Bettina moved to London in the 1980s, where she later studied sculpture at the Camden Institute. Her work ranges from watercolour to oil painting, sculpture and photography. When not travelling, Bettina works from her London studio in Shoreditch, painting a wide range of subjects, preparing exhibitions and completing commissions.
Her love affair with watercolour began when she came to the UK, the home of the medium.
Although I like working in different ways depending on the circumstances, I have very strong feelings for painting in watercolour. It gives me the freedom to be spontaneous and to work easily outdoors. I want to pass on this passion when I am teaching