Eugenia Alekseyev is a painter and an art teacher. She studied art in the Art School after Repin in Russia and in the New York Art Students League under instruction of Costa Vavagiakis and Leonid Gervitz. She works in different mediums including oil painting, watercolour, crafts and folk styles. Inspired by the old masters, impressionists and the late 19th century Russian painters, Eugenia’s landscapes and still life paintings aspire to reflect the beauty that surrounds us.
Painter, collage artist and designer, Julia entered the world of art after originally training as a textile designer at Chelsea College of Art and Design. After working successfully in textiles in Lake Como and later in London, she turned her hand to oil painting and collage art. Julia enjoys inspiring and motivating her students to explore their creativity. She is a passionate teacher who believes that everyone has hidden artistic talent waiting to be discovered. Her classes are creative and fun and she really knows how to get the best out of her students.
Cathy is a watercolour artist and educator. Cathy trained in Fine Arts at High Wycombe College of art, followed by a diploma course at the London College of Printing. After starting life as graphic artist, her love of architecture led her to spend many years painting buildings for private commissions. During this time she also taught GCSE and A level Art. Cathy exhibits regularly with the Highgate Watercolour Group, the Islington Art Society and The EFOA, taking part in the annual East Finchley Open House event.
William Foyle was born and brought up in Scotland. Having studied at the Leith School of Art and Edinburgh College of Art, William decided to live and work in London as an artist. William Foyle has had several successful solo exhibitions in both London and Ireland, and has been part of gallery and Museum exhibitions abroad. William hopes to bring energy and enthusiasm to the class and will encourage students to take risks with their drawings and have confidence in their abilities, and develop their skills as beginners or as accomplished artists.
Sue McQueen is a painter and printmaker, who graduated from Camberwell College of Art, UAL (Fine Art Painting) and is inspired by landscape, nature and her ‘everyday’. Her studio is in London and she regularly exhibits in solo and group exhibitions, such as the RA Summer Exhibition. She has previously exhibited and worked as the Artist in Residence at both Westminster Cathedral and St Paul’s Cathedral (2001-2004). She teaches painting, drawing and printmaking and additionally writes poetry and provides community art for all ages.
Jose Sanchez Peinado is a London-based artist and teacher, with a degree in Fine Arts. His artistic journey has been marked by a deep exploration of landscapes and urban scenes, capturing their essence through various mediums. Jose has developed a unique pedagogical approach that is both stimulating and enriching. Specializing in water-colour landscapes, his courses are designed to offer a comprehensive understanding of the techniques involved. He believes strongly in the thera-peutic power of art and aims to create a relaxed, enjoyable environment in his classes where creativity can flourish.
Joe Barrow is a figurative artist based in North London. His large scale paintings have been exhibited in galleries across the capital. He studied Contemporary Portraiture at the Art Academy London and regularly runs life drawing and painting classes.
Barbara studied at St Martin’s School of Art and the University of London Institute of Education. Barbara has taught art to people of all ages in the UK and Netherlands and her work has been exhibited in the UK and overseas. Barbara has been awarded five prizes in printmaking and has shown at the RA Summer Exhibition three times and exhibited work at the Mall Gallery, the Oxo Gallery and the Affordable Art Fair in Hampstead. She is a member of the Southbank Makers Cooperative, Gabriel's Wharf London and the Printmakers Council.
Jess Miller completed an honours degree in art and design at Liverpool University in 1991. Since then she has continued making and learning about art. For the last ten years, her main focus – in both sculpture and painting – is a fascination with the human figure. She exhibits annually with Crouch End Open Studios and the London Painters and Sculptors Group. All her work has an expressive feel and, in teaching, she hopes to encourage her students to have an experimental attitude to finding both colour and form.
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Sallyjo teaches art to all ages and is a keen advocate for the transformative power of making art in a supportive space. She finds herself constantly surprised and inspired by the many ways her students develop through painting and feels lucky to support, encourage and challenge them. She has maintained her own personal art practice since her late teens and now works in oils and mixed media, making mainly abstract figurative works. She has a degree in English and Theatre with set design and prop making.
David completed his two year foundation course in Art and Design in 1983, following which he studied sculpture at Cheltenham Art School, graduating in 1986 with a BA (honours) degree in Fine Art. David’s art now employs a variety of mediums and techniques both from fine art and freeform approaches to the subject. He enjoys constructing and acknowledges the influence of the man-made and natural world. His work often combines and embraces these human, natural, organic, abstract and mechanical influence. firstname.lastname@example.org
Lucy is a silk artist creating wall art and wearables using the gutta serti technique with steam set dyes on silk fabric. Originally trained with Tony Wigg at the Garden Suburb institute and later at Hampstead School of Art. She enjoys incorporating natural organic forms and vibrant colour palettes. More recently working with organic mineral pigments to colour the silk using ancient techniques. She believes textile crafts allow individuals without traditional art skills to unleash their creativity. Committee member of East Finchley Open Artists and exhibits annually.