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.
Amanda Turner is a figurative oil painter based in South Wales. A self taught emerging artist, Amanda has been honing her oil painting skills over the last five year, largely focused on portraiture. She is passionate about sharing her knowledge and love of oil painting.
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.
David ``DJ`` Johnson
David “DJ” Johnson : I have been drawing and painting for as long as I can remember, and creating artwork has always been a driving force and passion in my life. I am now an independent freelance artist and have been teaching art classes, running painting workshops and doing painting demonstrations throughout the UK and Europe for 15 years.
Elin Sian Blake
Elin Sian Blake is an acclaimed contemporary Welsh artist who has won several national awards. She has exhibited widely and specialises in themes which reflect her cultural heritage. Her paintings are held in public and private collections throughout Europe, Australia and the USA.
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!
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.
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.
Lucy Burton : I’d describe myself as a creative all-rounder! I’ve an A-level in “Fine Art and Ceramics” and a Degree in “Industrial Design & Technology”. I paint regularly “alla prima” in oil paint, always aiming to produce a piece of art that is full of character and colour. A good composition and the freedom to experiment with colour and interesting brush marks is what inspires me most and what I enjoy teaching others.
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.
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.
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 Mendonca
Rebecca DeMendonca 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’ was 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.
Scott Euden is a professional Welsh artist. A Cardiffian, Scott lives in the Vale of Glamorgan and his work focuses on Landscape/Seascape/Coastal painting, recreating the sublime beauty of the natural landscape. He is an experienced art tutor and has a 25 year career as a Team Leader with Prince’s Trust Cymru and Co-Ordinator/Tutor for a Cardiff SEN school.