To all Organisers of ART TALKS FOR art GROUPS, other groups AND ORGANISATIONS.

My talk on  Leonora Carrington  prolific painter and internationally celebrated member of the surrealist movement explores how Carrington established her distinctive take on surrealism against the backdrop of the Surrealist movement. 

Born to a wealthy English family and becoming one of Mexico's most celebrated artists she was a Surrealist femme enfante working alongside key members of the Surrealist movement, such as Andre Breton and Salvador Dahli.  Her love affair with Max Ernst and her paintings, filled with eccentric characters  shifting  between  animal and human objects, including a nervous breakdown make her arguably more famous for her personal life than her art..

If this is a talk for you, please email or tel. 07866506841


“Allan Storer’s talk on Surrealism at the St. Ives Art Festval changed my mind about my previous prejudiced views on the subject. I am now a convert. Thank you Allan Storer ”


“Whoopee ! Great talk Allan, I knew you could do it ”



“When I heard Allan was giving another talk to the artists group of lawyers in the Law Society I went along, having heard him speak at the St. Ives Art Festival I knew it would be just as insightful and interesting. I was not mistaken ”



17 Jul

Friendly well taught oil painting class :)


10 Oct

Love classes with Allan. Very friendly environment, great encouragement, it's really helped me find my feet in the art.


11 Apr

I really enjoyed it and and will be back again soon. We went through some basic colour wheel blending and tips and even though I’m not a beginner it was very useful. Quirky funny teacher


2 May

This was my first oil painting class and I loved it.


2 Jun



4 Jun

Really good session, learning how to mix colours in oil paint. Allan is a good teacher with a strong sense of humour. He takes the time to speak to each individual and help them improve. The Kingston studio is light and airy. Good workspace and easy to find.


17 Jul

A very helpful and well organised course on the basics of colour mixing in oils, useful for both beginners and improvers. The tutor demonstrated well, and was encouraging to individual students, and the general atmosphere of the group was pleasant and friendly.