Meet the Team
Our Artists and Tutors
Although my own art takes very much a back seat as the business keeps me really busy, I feel lucky to spend my time doing something I love. It's also a pleasure to work with such a talented team of tutors. Their members' work on the Village Art Clubs' Facebook gallery is a testament to the quality of their teaching skills.
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 for many years. 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.
Born in South Africa, Eloise is an artist who works in watercolours, charcoal, ink and acrylic mainly. She has a degree in Interior Architecture and has worked on design projects ranging from lighting design, hotel and furniture design. She has also explored fibre art, ceramics and digital media in her creative process
I am a print maker and painter.
I have entered another exciting phase of my professional life. I pursued a robust and enjoyable teaching career after studying Fine Art at Nottingham Trent University. I continued to make art throughout and completed an MA at Central St Martins. I exhibited locally around Reading, Newbury, Bracknell and Winchester. I am a regular market stall holder at the Kington Art/Craft Markets which are held once a month from March through to December. Through contacts here, I have been approached to join the artists’ Cooperative which runs out of the ‘Made in the Marches Gallery’. This is something very new for me and will also introduce me to other local artists.
An artist since 1985, Kim has taught illustration at the London School of Fashion, Hereford College of Arts 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. Her little helper, Ingrid, is always happy to review members' work in the class!
Emma's many years of teaching experience in art, music, and poetry has been focused on giving opportunities to children and adults to expand their creative horizons and their belief in their own abilities. In her art teaching she gives her club members the solid skills on which to build their picture-making and thereby the confidence to reach out in directions in art that they would not otherwise have explored.