Local artist Mike Skidmore normally offers workshops at his studio in Ross-on-Wye to amateur painters wanting to brush up on their skills. During the coronavirus pandemic he has been putting free drawing tutorials on his website They are aimed at children and those who are in isolation and lonely.

He has already shared six with new ones added every few days. These are for anyone and everyone.

The number of visitors is growing every day - 200 recently from the US and a number from Australia. He also has a Facebook group page titled ’You always have a friend with a pencil’.

Here is a link to a new series Mike has started for children. It is about a dog called Bindi (Mike’s own dog)