Jantien Powell the resident artist and tutor at the Studio, Jantien works in a variety of medium including acrylics, mixed media and pastels. She has been a professional artist and tutor since 2003.
Allison Neal has taught art at every level from leisure watercolour classes to MA in Fine Art. Her last post was course leader for a BA in Fine Art, but she left full time teaching to complete a PhD in contemporary drawing practice and finally to be able to concentrate on her own work.
Catherine Beale’s painting practice began in Singapore in 1996, with the US Embassy and British High Commission among her clients. Returning to Bath in 2006, she is now a Member of the Society of Women Artists and recipient of The Editor’s Choice Award (The Artist Magazine). She creates powerful, cascading watercolour landscapes and portraits and shares her techniques – that she calls “gravity painting” – in her friendly and generous workshops.
Chris Carter US Artist Chris Carter draws and paints daily as she travels the world with pen and brush. Her willingness and commitment to share techniques; favourite tools; and her knowledge of orchestrating colour, line, shape and tone have made her a sought after workshop instructor. She inspires, encourages and motivates artists to continue honing old skills while developing new skills to create even stronger, more personal work and experience greater joy in the process.
Howard Jones has an exceptional ability to capture a wide variety of subject matter and specialises in contemporary watercolours and mixed media. He has been a consistently popular tutor at the Studio for many years, never failing to come up with new and inspiring topics for his regular classes and workshops.
Jake Winkle – Known for his dramatic wildlife and horse racing watercolours, Jake’s work is bold and translucent. His enthusiasm for watercolour painting is infectious and inspired as he constantly searches for new and exciting ways to render his subject, direct and uncluttered – with passion and energy!
Janis Fry trained at Bangor University and Swansea College of Arts and is currently the President of the Royal Watercolour Society of Wales. Janis teaches a variety of medium and also runs annual Gauguin Painting Holidays. Her work is loose and expressive and she is a master or mixed medium! Janis has been working with us at CCS for many years and always brings something new and exciting to the table!
Jude Lowery – For Jude Art has been a life long passion. Having studied a degree in Wood, Metal, Ceramics & Textiles, she dedicated almost 30 years to teaching Art before following her own interest in painting. Her work is inspired by journeys through the rural landscape and animals feature largely. Working primarily with watercolours, drawn elements and acrylics Jude uses the way materials behave to depict a sense of character.
Kip Kavallares – is a self taught artist living in Gloucestershire. In 2013 Kip rekindled his love of painting and his continuously developing his style. He enjoys texture, colour and mark making and sepcialises in abstract and semi-abstract representation. Kip is relatively new to teaching, however we believe has has a tremendous amount of talent, not just as an Artist but also as an educator and we are thrilled to add him to our list of guest tutors for 2019-2020.
Liz Hough is a self taught pastel artist who studied Graphic Design in her earlier career. She has been a professional artist for the last 4 years and undertakes commission work of figurative animal – mostly canine – portraits. She specialises in working in pastels and loves using a variety of different types of pastels to create her work.
Mark Warner is an artist and tutor based in Shropshire. Sketching is at the heart of his work and he draws inspiration from the landscape. He loves to study colour, light and weather conditions and works directly in the field as well as from sketches and photographs. He exhibits his work widely and teaches a range of painting classes as well as painting holidays both in the UK and abroad.
Martin Truefitt-Baker – has over 30 years experience as art Art teacher but has only returned to developing and producing his own artwork in the last few years. Originally trained as a graphic artist, illustrator and print maker, Martin now paints in oils and acrylics as well as producing beautiful, handmade linocut prints. He is heavily inspired by the local landscape, wildlife and ever changing seasons.
Mike Skidmore paints portraits and still life in oils and has exhibited at a number of prestigious galleries. He has had a varied career as a musician, designer, uni lecturer, counsellor and even a spell on local BBC radio. Mike’s way of looking at teaching is very simple – give positive encouragement, build confidence, and of course, give lots of information and instruction – knowledge would be pretty pointless unless shared.
Oriane Pierrepoint is a young portraitist working from her Studio in Newport, South Wales. Having attained a first class degree in Fine Art from Oxford Brookes University, Oriane is on the road to establishing herself as a fully-fledged portraitist, balancing commissioned work with other self-motivated paintings. She has exhibited in galleries across the UK, and has been shortlisted for and acquired several portraiture awards.
Paul Weaver began his career in Graphic Design before becoming a professional Artist. His work is inspired by light and atmosphere and he exhibits widely. Paul specialises in watercolour techniques though he also offers classes in a range of other medium. He has been a highly sought after tutor at CCS for many years.
Peter Cronin specialises in watercolours and is an elected member of the Royal Watercolour Society of Wales, exhibiting his work widely. Peter is a very popular tutor who holds a range of watercolour classes at the studio every year.
Rachel Cadman has over 25 experience in the Art/Craft industry and she is passionate about it, in particular she loves printmaking and all that it encompasses. Rachel loves sharing the joy of being creative and takes pride in being able to inspire others to produce art and craft that they are proud of.
Rebecca De Mendoca
Rebecca DeMendoca creates dynamic pastel paintings that capture movement and atmosphere. Rebecca teaches pastel courses in Britain and Italy and her book ‘Pastels for the Absolute Beginner’ will be published by Search Press in 2019. She is an associate member of the Society of Equestrian Artists, and was a finalist in the Artists and Illustrators ‘Artist of the Year Competition’ 2017, 2018, and 2019. She has exhibited at the prestigious Mall Galleries in London.
Richard Box trained at Goldsmiths’ School of Art and went on to be ‘Senior Lecturer’ and finally ‘Head of Art’ at Avery Hill College of Education. In 1985 he resigned from the position in order to develop his own work. He has written seven books and made two DVDs about drawing, design, colour and embroidery.
Richard Suckling studied at Cambridge School of Art and worked in London as a freelance illustrator for a number of years. Having moved to Newlyn, Cornwall, he now draws his inspiration from the local sea and landscapes and just about everywhere he travels. He is passionate about sharing the medium of soft pastels; teaching, demonstrating and writing on the subject.