Hi, I’m Bethany, an Artist and qualified art Tutor. My work is diverse and everchanging as I love to explore and experiment with different media, subjects and styles, this love of learning, combined with observation of the world around us informs my work as both an artist and tutor.

As an experienced art tutor and workshop leader I aim to be a patient and generous teacher and inspire my students, both young and old. I run regular classes both online and in-person for both complete beginners and more advanced painters as well as one-off workshops and demonstrations. I am also available for private tuition or group bookings for workshops or demonstrations. Details and booking information about in person workshops, The Oakley Art Class, which meets Tuesday afternoons, Online classes, such as my monthly Nature Journaling class, private tuition and on demand video tutorials can be found on my website.

My passion for nature, wildlife and birdwatching comes through in my paintings of animals, birds, and natural landscapes. I also create realistic portraits in graphite which are a favourite for commissions, and I relish the challenge of depicting not just a likeness but also a sense of character and expression. My popular ticket cut outs are a continuing series of playful responses to train journeys, both real and imagined. I find joy in creating art that tells a story, out of everyday experiences and scenes.

My work has been exhibited widely, both nationally and abroad. I take commissions in varying media and subjects (portraits, pets, wildlife, cars, buildings, and ticket cut outs).

Oakley Art Class, Tuesdays, 2pm - 4pm through out the year at East Oakley Village Hall

A friendly group of mixed abilities, learning in a relaxed atmosphere where you can work at your own pace, socialise over tea and biscuits and enjoy the benefits of creativity while learning new skills. You are welcome to bring your own projects or follow the demonstrations. There is set tuition/demonstrations on a selected subject and media each term/week, with one to one tuition available for those exploring their own projects. Beginners are welcomed and supported in starting their creative journey in the media/subject of their choice.

Facebook @BYMilamArtist

Instagram: @bethanymilam_art_tuition

YouTube: Painting and drawing with Bethany Milam

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Contact Bethany for more information on commissions, Artwork sales, (including prints and cards), online workshops, demonstrations, and courses.


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