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.
Alex Brown is a graduate of the Camberwell School of Arts and works in a variety of medium, specialising in oils and charcoal. His love of colour, light and movement are themes that unify his work. Alex, based at Court Rober Arts near Raglan, teaches our Oils class as well as hosting workshops throughout the year. Watch a time lapse video of Alex painting a portrait here.
Alison Fennell devoted herself to Art after life threatening surgery in 2008. Her work is exhibited widely and has been licensed by names such as John Lewis and Dumelm. Alison is also an experienced tutor.
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.
Annica Neumuller was born in 1963 in Stockholm, Sweden. She trained in Fine Art at Stockholm’s Folkhogskola and then at the Ostersunds Konstskola, becoming a full time artist when she moved to the UK in 1999. She now works from her Monmouthshire studio producing works in oil, acrylic collage and mixed media.
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.
Gary Ford studied at Newport Art College in the early 1970’s before taking a gap year that ended up spanning 27 years during which time he worked as an open cast miner and steel worker amongst other things. He returned to studying Art in 2000 and was awarded his MA Fine Arts Degree from Cardiff University in 2006. He now shows his work across Wales and has pieces in private collections in France, Germany, Australia and America.
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.
Guy Manning lives and works in Pembrokeshire, West Wales. His paintings reflect the love that he has for the landscape and have been exhibited internationally. He is an experienced and popular tutor who also runs a great daily painting blog titled Postcards from Pembrokeshire.
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.
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!
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.
Louise Collis began her career with an Art foundation in Pontypridd followed by a BA (hons) in Graphic Design and Illustration in Bath Spa University, graduating in 1998. She worked as an exhibition designer for 13 years before landscape painting took over and she is now a full-time landscape Artist specialising in ‘Plein Air’ paintings. Louise exhibits regularly and her studio in Abergavenny is open to the public.
Maggie Davies trained at Cardiff Art College and has exhibited her vibrant, richly textured paintings widely. Maggie covers a wide variety of subjects from landscapes to portraiture and has been a very popular tutor at the Studio for several years.
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.
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.
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.
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.