Over the coming weeks, we'll be hosting a number of new artists on our free Arty Classes. There's been so much interest, that we're going to be running our sessions at 2:30pm (UK time) on both Tuesdays AND Thursdays. View the background of some of the artists below.
To take part, each live Arty Class webinar has a unique invite link that you'll need to attend. Click here to view dates and register.
New featured artists include:
Carole is not only a professional painter she is a popular art tutor and demonstrator whose work is in private collections in Europe, the USA and the Far East. She is an accomplished all-rounder working in watercolour, water soluble pencils, acrylics, pastel, water based oils and mixed media. She was runner up in the Artist and Illustrator magazine in their "Artist of the Year" competition and has exhibited at the SWA exhibition at the Mall Galleries, across the South East of England and Brittany.
In June 2014 she was honoured to have her painting of Sir Charles Bean, retiring Deputy Governor of the Bank of England, chosen as his official portrait to hang in the Bank of England.
As a best-selling author she has written books on how to use water soluble pencils, painting flowers in acrylics and figures in watercolours. Her latest book, "DRAWING for the Absolute Beginner is a bible for aspiring artists. She has also contributed to two large compendium books on drawing techniques and acrylics.
Nial is a Norfolk Artist and Oil Painter, mostly of landscapes, in both realistic and impressionistic style.
He practices the techniques of fine art, through studio work, bringing fresh ideas to traditional oil painting. Whether it be of clouds floating through Summer skies, or the wild drama of wind and storms, he always finds captivating inspiration that needs sharing.
Mostly working on stretched canvas with traditional materials, Nial prefers the subtle tones and hues of, what could be described as, the Old Master palette. Nial’s favourite colours include – French Ultramarine (Blue), Van Dyke Brown, Yellow Ochre, the Umbers and Siennas, Venetian Red, Naples Yellow and the Cadmiums.
Margaret Glass is recognised as one of the leading Pastellists of today. She is a past Vice-President of La Société des Pastellistes de Françe and a member of the English Pastel Society.
In 1992 she was awarded the title 'Maitre Pastellist' by La Société des Pastellistes de Françe, only the eleventh artist to receive this distinction. In recent year she has also built up a growing reputation as a talented oil painter. able to capture the light with the same facility as in her pastels. Margaret is a member of the Institute of East Anglian Artists.
Sylvia exhibits widely across the UK including galleries in London, Surrey, Neath, Wales and Bristol. One of her Japanese abstracts was hung in The Royal Academy Summer Exhibition 2009.
She has held three solo exhibitions in Japan and in 2013 at her exhibition at Gallery Sakura, Nagoaka, 36 paintings were sold in three days.
Other successes include being accepted for open exhibitions with The Pastel Society. The Royal Institute of Oil Painters, The Laing Landscape Exhibition and The Royal Institute of Water Colour Artists where two of her landscape collages were exhibited.
Tim is a leading artist, author and popular art tutor. The industry regarded Tim as a highly creative person, he currently holds two worldwide patents.
Since the launch of his career Tim has won numerous awards for his art. He was a finalist in the Daily Mail "Not the Turner Prize" award, short listed from 12,000 entrants and had his pastel painting "Pink Hydrangeas" displayed in the Mall Gallery, London
Kay Elliott started painting in 1997. With no training she is the third generation of painters following in the footsteps of her father Rolf Hellberg and his father Helge Hellberg. Brought up in an artistic environment Kay dabbled with many creative pastimes, but only found her real vocation with her free flowing water colour flower paintings.
Kay organised her first exhibition which included the work of her father and grandfather in September 2001, which has been followed by many exhibitions including being a part of Warwickshire Open Studios, with a 16 day exhibition held in her glorious studio. Having sold over 600 originals she remains enthusiastic about her painting and also really enjoys running workshops where painting skills vie for centre stage over the laughter.