Art Drama Passion
art experiences – putting the story into art history

Looking for something as entertaining as Netflix that isn’t Netflix? Join me for a virtual art tour!

Art history ‘Beyond the Palette’ style is just as entertaining but hands down more bonkers, and now you can indulge in a virtual art tour from the comfort of your own home.

More bonkers? Absolutely! Where else do you hear about illicit love affairs, wild parties, murder, shape shifting and the creation of a galaxy in the space of sixty minutes? And you get to ask questions! It’s really more of an art experience in which you coincidentally learn about art history alongside scandalous gossip, extraordinary life stories and remarkable human endeavour. Every painting tells a story and every painting has a story. I love that, and I find all the stories I can about each work I select and weave them together into one tantalising narrative. Art appreciation has never been so much fun.

I also offer tours in the National Gallery when it’s not closed due to a pandemic! See the gallery art tour page for more information.

Virtual art tours

The virtual art tours I offer are listed below. Why not consider booking a private virtual Zoom with me? Select the option that most appeals to you and follow the instructions to contact me to arrange a date and time to suit you. Private virtual tours can accommodate up to 8 separate devices so it’s a wonderful option to share with friends and family. Each private virtual art tour lasts approximately an hour (but if you have time you are always free to ask questions!), and costs £120.

Gift vouchers

A Beyond the Palette gift voucher is the perfect solution for an unusual and thoughtful gift. Click here and take the first step to a personalised voucher to send to a lucky recipient or recipients, available for private Zoom art tours and private gallery art tours.

Bespoke tours

Is there something about art that you have always been curious about, or perhaps there is an artist, artistic style, theme or epoch that fascinates you? If your interest falls into the category of Western Art between 1250 and 1900, why not get in touch and I would be delighted to curate a tour just for you. Alternatively, we could put our heads together to give a friend, relative or loved one a unique gift they’d always remember.

Your depth of knowledge and the way you shared it kept me mesmerized and laughing.

TimVirtual Art Tour

Great balance of information, fun and entertainment.

Rachel and DavidVirtual Art Tour


JulietVirtual Art Tour


If paintings could throw glitter you’ll be sparkling from head to toe! The flamboyance of Bronzino’s St Sebastian finds its match in the outrageous demands of Titian’s Diana, plus we’ll meet Joshua Reynold’s most controversial model, Kitty Fisher, and unravel the secrets of a work by Tintoretto that panders to a patron who may well be the biggest diva of them all.  Sexy, fun and brimming with irreverence and gossip, feather boas are optional.

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Divas! Virtual Art Tour

Zooming in on Zeus

Grab a glass of vino and join Bacchus and friends in a romp through four fabulous paintings about Greek mythology. Through the works of great masters such as Rubens, Titian and Goya, we’ll unravel some outrageous narratives which are often matched by the stories behind the canvas.

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Wicked Women

Wickedly seductive, wickedly fabulous or just plain wicked? From the celebrated Venetian master, Titian, to the Spanish court painter, Velázquez, by way of perhaps the most famous artist in the world, Leonardo da Vinci, we’ll lift the skirts and peer down the cleavages of four sumptuous paintings, zooming in to tease out secrets and revel in the beauty, audacity, courage and, yes, wickedness of the women within them.

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Wicked Women Virtual Art Tour