Ann studied art history at Christ’s College, Cambridge before moving to Italy to study art full-time. She has been teaching drawing and painting in the atelier tradition for nearly twenty years: first at Charles H. Cecil Studios, subsequently as co-founder of Lavender Hill Studios and now at London Fine Art Studios.
Scott studied Liberal Arts & Science with a focus on Art and History of Art at DePaul University. He won the Dean’s Art scholarship and was also sponsored to study in Florence as part of his degree. Scott has taught and run art studios for over twenty years. He worked with Charles Cecil in Florence for nearly ten years before moving to London to co-found Lavender Hill Studios. He is now focussing on the studios art shop Lavender Hill Colours and running the sculpture programme.Read More www.scottpohlschmidt.com
Joni Hirata Duarte, began his studies in art at Lisbon Art University and completed his MA at City & Guilds London Art School in 2012. He is now Senior Tutor at London Fine Art Studios and continues to work as an independent artist, receiving commissions and leading workshops at home and abroad.
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Christ studied art at Falmouth University College, focusing mainly on printmaking. He further developed his training at Lavender Hill Studios & London Fine Art Studios where he now teaches drawing, painting and printmaking. Chris is currently developing a body of etchings for exhibition.
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Clare studied French & Italian at Durham University. She spent 20 years working in marketing, during which time she was the marketing director at Lacoste UK. She has joined London Fine Art Studios to develop collaborations with other companies who have the same vision as LFAS and to bring fine art to a wider audience.www.londonfineartstudios.com
India trained at Lavender Hill Studios and subsequently at London Fine Art Studios where she also taught. She recently established her own online and pop-up gallery – Gallery No.15 – representing a carefully selected range of artists, including her new collection based on the natural world. India continues to develop her work whilst running the studio office at London Fine Art Studios.Read More www.galleryno15.com
Jon Schwochert studied at Otis College of Art and Design in Los Angeles, before moving to London. Disheartened by the lack of technical training, Jon left university to train in traditional techniques and media at London Fine Art Studios. He completed his MA in Illustration at the University of Hertfordshire in 2015 where he received a distinction for his thesis.Read More www.jonschwochert.com
After working in IT and attending life drawing sessions in the evenings Michael came to the decision that he wanted to switch careers. He enrolled at London Fine Art Studios (then Lavender Hill Studios) at the start of 2014. Michael has been studying full time since then as well as contributing to the development and design of the Studios’ website.
In 2016 he was awarded the De Lazlo Scholarship for two consecutive terms.
Marian worked for 20 years in advertising before discovering the Studios. She first attended the Henry Yan workshop but soon realised that the school offered everything she wanted to learn in fine arts. Marian hasn’t looked backed since, embracing all it has to offer whilst enjoying the friendly community.Read More www.marianrowlingart.blogspot.co.uk
Erika has a BA in printmaking from her University in Hungary and an MA in teaching art. Initiallyshe worked in Hungary as an art teacher. She moved to England and her love of art drew her to London Fine Art Studios where she now works as a studio assistant helping with all aspects of the smooth running of the studios. She also helps Scott Pohlschmidt at Lavender Hill Colours. She studies the etching class at the studios in the evenings.
ARTIST IN RESIDENCE
Jill has been artist in residence for the autumn term, offering masterclasses in composition, pen & ink and oil painting. She has apprenticed with artists both in the US and Italy. She is professor of drawing at the American College of Building Arts, Charleston, SC. She has recently completed a project for the Eye Hospital in Jerusalem with the Order of St John.Read More www.jillhooperfineart.com