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.
Andrew James Based in Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent, Andrew James is a highly sought after Artist, who has worked on many prestigious commissions of public figures. Winner of the Carroll Foundation Award in 1998 and of BBC’s Star Portraits with Rolf Harris, Andrew was elected Vice–President of the Royal Society of Portrait Painters in 2008.
Claire Timbrell is a self taught mixed media artist based in South Wales. She works across many mediums but her passion is bold, colourful, fluid art, often inspired by the rugged landscape of the Brecon Beacons. Colour and pattern are at the heart of Claire’s work and she is passionate about teaching art to others in a friendly, relaxed and enjoyable way.
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.
Elin Sian Blake
Elin Sian Blake is a highly acclaimed contemporary Welsh Artist and Art Therapist who has won several national awards. She exhibits her work widely and specialises in themes which reflect her cultural heritage.
Glyn Macey, author of Acrylics Unleashed and World of Acyrlics, is a highly acclaimed Cornish Artist with links to the South Wales valleys. He specialises in acrylics, mixed media and mark making to create exciting, dynamic, vibrant paintings that are full of life.
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!
Jan Gardner is a professional artist based in Conwy. She creates vibrant mixed media images inspired by her fascination with colour, form, texture and mark making. Jan trained at Winchester School of Art and has received several national awards for her artwork. She is an experienced tutor who has worked as “Artist in Residence” in a wide range of education and health establishments.
Jane Boswell has been painting and drawing all her life. She graduated from Loughborough in Fine Art in 1983. With a Post Graduate Teaching Certificate from Goldsmiths, Jane has spent the best part of her career as a teacher of Art. Her first love with paint has been landscape and she has a real fondness for the sea and mountains of Wales. She is currently enjoying working on wood with oil paints.
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!
Jenny Halstead studied Fine Art and trained and worked as a medical artist before eventually returning to her own work as a painter. She is an elected Member of the Pastel Society and has been Artist in Residence in the Harris Garden, University of Reading and at the Roman site of Calleva Atrebatum (Silchester) as well as teaching in the UK and abroad.
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.
Lisa Ann Watkins
Lisa Ann Watkins is a multi award winning animal artist based in the Forest of Dean. As well as running a successful pet portrait business she now travels the world teaching others how to use coloured pencils to capture true character & likeness in animal art.
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.
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.
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.
Mick Arnold has extensive experience as an art tutor, abstraction, figurative elements, colour and light are important themes within his work. Mick and his wife Thea have been offering very popular expressive mixed media workshops at CCS for several years.
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, counselor 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.
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.
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.
Rebecca Way is a fine art painter based in Monmouthshire with a degree in Art Education from Cardiff University as well as many years of experience under her belt. She works in a wide range of medium, specialising in pen & ink, gouache and watercolour techniques to produce beautiful artwork in a range of subjects from landscape and buildings to animals and pet portraits.
Sonja Beer started out as an abstract painter, creating large organic and minimalist works which were inspired by her surroundings where she grew up in Switzerland. A continued interest in the natural world and a passion to garden led her to painting floral subjects and in recent years to botanical art.
Having lived and worked in Wales during the past 20 years, Sonja draws from the never ending inspiration that this beautiful part of the world offers.
Sue Morgan trained in Graphic Illustration and has many years of teaching experience. Her “innocent” art style owes much to naïve painters. Sue is a very popular tutor providing insightful and thought provoking classes and workshops here at CCS.
Thea Arnold studied painting and print making before teaching Art in the UK and abroad. She is inspired by the line, rhythm and harmony of the landscape and offers exciting, expressive mixed media workshops here at CCS with her husband Mick Arnold.
Thuline Decock, originally from Belgium, has been a professional artist and tutor for over 15 years. Her work has been exhibited widely and she is well known for her quirky, characterful animal portraits. She works in a variety of medium including oils, acrylics and mixed media.
Trevor Osborne is a highly experienced artist and educator who’s work has been led by a life long fascination with light and colour. He exhibits widely and works in a variety of medium including pastels and watercolour.