Our Tutors

Liz Watson

I’m the founder of Village Art Clubs and a big fan of Frida Kahlo!  I combine my love of art and art history with teaching and running Village Art Clubs so my own rate of producing paintings is glacially slow –  but when the opportunity arises I love decorating ceramics, printing lino cuts, and painting with acrylics and watercolours.

Jane Keay

Born in Shropshire, I have lived and worked for over 35 years within the borderlands between Wales and England. Drawing has always been my delight and passion, I cannot remember a time that I have not been either painting or drawing, even as a child.

Although studying and qualifying as a teacher in 1972, I am a self taught artist, and have been teaching art in schools, colleges, to groups and individuals in England, Wales and abroad, for many years. My ” students ” have ranged in ages from three years old, to the grand age of ninety three years old ! I specialise in watercolours with or without ink, and drawing in many mediums. I have a passion both personally in my own work, and teaching, capturing a sense of light, whether its source is sunlight, starglow, reflections, moonlight, fire, candlelight or, of an artificial source.

In my own paintings and drawings, I prefer working with inks, adding many under and over layers of watercolour creating a glow and depth that goes beyond the paper. My inspiration has comes from close encounters with nature and the countryside around me, sensing a landscape where the past, present and future are intermingled.

Richard Partis

.Richard Partis is an artist and designer. His beautiful designs are used on many high quality products including ceramics, textiles and jigsaws – for Dunoon Ceramics, Caspari, Macaw Alan, Ravensburger and many others.

His inspiration is drawn from many years of living in the countryside.

​Richard’s artwork focuses on the beauty of the natural world and the style of British classic design.

Kim Dalziel

Artist and illustrator Kim Dalziel. An artist since 1985, Kim lives in Herefordshire and has taught illustration at the London School of Fashion, Hereford Art College and Bath Spa University. Commissions include drawings for Harpers & Queen (now Bazaar), Marie Claire and for the food critic Nicholas Lander and his wife, the wine critic and journalist, Jancis Robinson OBE.

Kim has also worked with hotels and restaurants including designing menus for Jean-Christophe Novelli, Albert Roux OBE and Gary Rhodes OBE. Kim illustrated the pop up book ‘Fashion Through the Ages’ and for a while she was Harrods’ in-house illustrator.

Linzi Morgan

Linzi Morgan Whitting trained at Bradford Art College gaining her B.A. in Art & Design. She went on to become a named designer at Liberty’s and sold her hand printed silks exclusively in Liberty’s of London.

She gained her teacher training and PG Cert in Fine Art & Professional Practice and went on to become Head of Art/ Textiles in London. Linzi became Assistant Director for KW4K’s which culminated in a charity performance in aid of Anti-Slavery International at the Linbury Theatre, Royal Opera House called ‘Break the Chains’.

Her interest in art, theatre, set design and music has been a constant thread throughout her life. From set designing on London fringe productions which led to set design for a production at The Traverse, Edinburgh Festival, to facilitating on community music and art projects in the UK and abroad.

Emma Thacker-Vuts

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