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Felicitas Aga was born in Sweden and grew up in the US and Germany. She studied painting at Vestlandets Kunstakademi, Bergen, Norway and Staedelschule, Frankfurt under Professor Per Kirkeby. She holds an M.A. from Chelsea School of Art and Design, London. Felicitas works in a studio in East London and exhibits frequently in London and Europe.
Emiko is a printmaker and painter. She has a M.A. in Fine Art from Tokyo National University and M.A. Printmaking at the Royal College of Art. Her works are in public and private collections, including, New York Public Library. She has demonstrated printmaking at many art events and has gained several awards including those from the Royal Birmingham Society of Artists and the Royal College of Art.
Åke is a painter from Sweden where he graduated in 1996 with a Master of Fine Art from Umeå University in Sweden. He also has a postgraduate degree in 'Art and New Media' from the Art Academy at Gothenburg University. He has exhibited in Sweden, Norway and the US (New York) and is represented in permanent art collections in several Swedish towns. He has a solid experience of teaching art for all groups of people. As an art educator, he has recently developed and expanded the educational programmes at Skulpturens Hus, an art institution in Stockholm, Sweden.
Paul is a sculptor, trained at Bath Academy, who brings to his sculpture projects an array of talents - from carving stone and marble to television and film production, puppeteer and animation.
Patricia completed her BA & MA in Birmingham. A very experienced sculpture teacher/practitioner who has been teaching sculpture since 1991. As a figurative sculptor she divides her own practice between working from life, using either clay or wax and stonecarving where she feels her work becomes more intuitive.
Tim Benson AROI
After completing an Art Foundation Course at Middlesex University, Tim went on to embark on a Degree in Fine Art at Glasgow School of Art, completing his final two years at the Byam Shaw. He exhibits his paintings with a number of London galleries, as well as others further afield. His work can be found in many private collections and he is also a very successful private tutor. Tim has recently been elected as an associate member of the Royal Institute of Oil Painters.
Claire studied at Camberwell College of Art and Chelsea and obtained a BA Joint. Hons in Visual Arts.
Studied at Portsmouth University, and has worked in France, Spain and Morocco and latterly for several years in Japan. He has taken part in numerous exhibitions and received many awards in solo and group shows. He worked as a co-ordinator for International Relations linking cultural activates between Japan and the UK. Nigel has lectured at the British Museum on Hiroshige against the background of Japanese Culture. He has held a major painting show at the Barbican and at Hertfordshire University.
Rosalind graduated from Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design with a BA (Hons) in Ceramic Design. She also holds a PGCE in Art and Design from the Institute of Education, University of London. She has taught Art and Design in a number of schools in North London. Rosalind is a practising Ceramicist who specialises in porcelain. Her work has been exhibited in shows and galleries in London, New York, Singapore, Amsterdam and Brussels.
Caroline is a graduate of Cheltenham College of Art, The British School in Rome, London' s Byam Shaw school of Art and China's Beijing Central Academy of Art.
Caroline is back from a further year of painting in China, and was recently appointed as Artist in Residence for English National Ballet. An experienced teacher/practitioner, she is currently living and painting in both London and China.
Douglas is a portraitist whose sitters have ranged from Marlene Deitrich to Eastern potentates. He studied at St. Martins School of Art and then with Leonard Boden, the Royal Portrait Painter. His other expertise is in mural and scenery painting and here again his commissions have been varied and international. Douglas in an expert in techniques and methods of past artists as well as anatomy and perspective.
Gethin studied at Camberwell School of Arts and Crafts and at the Slade School of Fine Art where he was awarded the Nettleship Prize for figure composition and the David Murray Landscape Award. He is a painter who has exhibited in the 'Discerning Eye' and ‘Sunday Times Watercolour Competition’ at The Mall Galleries and numerous other exhibitions including the Whitechapel Open and Royal Academy Summer Exhibitions. His work deals primarily with image, colour and light, focusing on a sense of place and the city. He has previously been Course Director, Fine Art Foundation, Byam Shaw School of Art between 1991 and 2011 and has taught on BA courses at UCA - Farnham, Falmouth School of Art and been a visitor to the Princes Drawing School and New York Studio School of Drawing Painting and Sculpture. He has a studio in East London.
Desmond has an MA in Fine Art from the Royal College of Art, London. He has many awards including Gold Medal and Ondaatje Prize for Portraiture from the Royal Society of Portrait Painters Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London and the Stephenson Harwood Prize for Painting from the Royal College of Art.
Eithne Healy works with film and video, painting, sculpture, drawing and photography. Her art deals largely with themes that focus on identity and place. Recent work has seen the creation of multi-screen video installations and landscape painting. Exhibiting in London and Dublin works are held in both private and public (Irish) collections. She is a graduate of Wimbledon School of Art - B.A Fine Art - and was awarded her Doctorate in Fine Art/Film in 2008 from East London University. She has successfully taught students of Fine Art at all levels, running workshops for young people in drawing, painting and sculpture, as well as Art and Design Foundation course, B.A level and Adult Education. See www.eithnehealy.com
Isabel H Langtry, Principal, HSA
Prior to her appointment as Principal, Isabel Langtry was Director of ADA, an independent Art & Design assessment and external examination body. Before that she held various management and teaching positions in both further education and adult & community learning. Isabel was trained at St Martin’s School of Art, in Pure Sculpture, at postgraduate level. Running a busy professional studio and ongoing experience of creative partnerships within industry, Isabel also holds elected trustee positions to several charitable bodies and has long term, committee chairing experience.
Isabel says 'I am delighted to join a school that makes such an important contribution to lifelong learning to a wide range of ages. Working together with staff and students in a specialist environment and enjoying excellent relationships with overseas students who enrich our community. It’s wonderful to be here at HSA'.
Estelle is an artist and freelance journalist (print and broadcast), with wide experience in art practice. Estelle is able to offer advice and guidance, having worked on both sides of the canvas.
Christopher holds a BA hons in Fine Art Printmaking (University of Brighton) and a Post Graduate in Contemporary Art history (Goldsmiths), he has exhibited across the south of England for the last decade and lectures regularly. He teaches drawing from the figure, etching, relief, screen and mono printing, with a view to develop the personal language of each student.
Christopher is currently researching the relationship between repetition and printmaking.
Jan has a MA in Fine Art: Printmaking, Camberwell College of Arts as well as a PGCE from the University of Greenwich, and BA (hons) Fine Art Maidstone College of Art. He has had extensive teaching experience and has exhibited widely.
Has exhibited widely, notably in New Contemporaries, Stowells Trophy at the Royal Academy, Whitechapel Open, New English Art Club, London Group, and B.P. Young Artists Collection at the Barbican. He has executed interior and exterior murals in Lambeth, Lewisham, and Southwark, as well as Brittany. He studied Fine Art at Goldsmith's College and gained a postgraduate certificate from the Royal Academy School of Art. He was awarded the Landseer Prize for drawing, a David Murray Scholarship and a Richard Ford Award for study in Spain.
Jackie is a well-established Teacher of Mosaics.
Studied at the Slade School of Art and has shown nationally and internationally, including The South London Gallery, Tate Modern and most recently Sharjar Biennial, in the United Arab Emirates. His work spans many disciplines including life drawing, painting, sculpture, performance and video.
Since graduating with a Fine Art degree at Coventry Faculty of Art in 1983, Theresa has worked both as an illustrator and Printmaker. She was a partner in a Silkscreen printing workshop, with the help of a Prince's Trust award. She later became involved in designing and constructing costumes for the Notting Hill Carnival. She is at home using various techniques including Etching, Drypoint, Monoprint, Mezzotint, and Collography. She is a member of two printmaking co-operatives: the Greenwich Printmaker's and the Southbank Printmakers galleries, regularly exhibiting with them and other galleries in London and the UK.
Candida Powell-Williams is a mixed media sculptor and regularly exhibits in the UK. She makes large scale installations combined with peformance art, using a huge variety of materials including wood, metal and texiles. Drawing, photography and theatre also play a major rolse in her practice. Candida is an experienced teacher of art at various institutions throughout London. She was awarded a residency at the Cite des Artes Internationale in Paris to research the influence of Absurdism on contemporary art. Candida studied Fine Art at the Slade School, followed by a Masters in Sculpture at the Royal College of Art.
Annie studied at Kent University and in Venice graduating with a B.A (Hons) in English and Italian. After leaving university she pursued her longing to study Art and Design and was accepted at Saint Martin’s School of Art where she completed a foundation course. She then went on to collect a further degree at The Sir John Cass Faculty of Art Design and Manufacture at London Guildhall University, graduating with a B.A (Hons) degree in Jewellery and Silversmithing. On leaving college she founded her own business in Jewellery design and has been designing and making for over 16 years. She regularly exhibits in shows and exhibitions and also supplies many Galleries in the UK. She has had several years teaching experience both running private workshops and in other colleges. For more information please go to www.artgems.co.uk
Graduated from St. Martins School of Art she holds a PGCE for teaching art. Her work has been shown in numerous exhibitions including The Royal Society of Oil Painters at Mall Galleries, London.
Trained at Bedford and Cheltenham, gaining a degree in Sculpture in 1988. He is a practising artist, and has successfully exhibited sculpture, ceramics, drawings and paintings. He has both enthusiasm and commitment to sculpture and teaching which helps his students produce a high standard of work.
Studied at the Royal College of Art in London under Ruskin Spear and Carel Weight. On graduation, she won the Drawing Prize and has maintained a professional practise of drawing ever since. Valerie has taught drawing and painting across the Further and Higher Education Sector. Her noted portrait commissions include H.R.H. The Duke of Edinburgh and Dr Carey, when Archbishop of Canterbury, with Mrs Carey. Her work in public collections includes her portrait of Sir Sigmund Sternberg (The National Portrait Gallery) and Sir Gavyn Arthur as Lord Major of London (the Guildhall Art Gallery).
Tony Wigg studied Fine Art and Performance at Middlesex. He has run a batik and silk painting business and sellls his work through commission. His love of teaching and his craft have created a great interest in his work. He was a founder member of the Silk Painting Group.
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