Ericaceous Art School Tutors
Denise is an artist who has worked professionally as a scenic artist since graduating from Art College in the 1980s.
Starting out working for the Thorndike Theatre in Leatherhead, before joining the BBC and later becoming freelance.
Her passion as an artist is colour. It is a subject which fascinates her and which she has studied extensively. She has run a series of courses focusing on colour theory and working with colour.
She has held patents based on colour theory.
Life in Colour I
Life in Colour II
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Eric is the founder & director of the Ericaceous Art School.
Eric had a long career in digital media marketing before following a passion for making art and setting up the art school in 2014.
Eric has always drawn. He started life drawing in the mid 1980s while studying at the Camden Arts Institute. Eric has had many artist mentors over the years since and has developed his work and teachings through continuous research and practice.
In 2012 Eric studied at Jake Spicer's Draw Atelier in Brighton for 2 years. He attended several courses at the Prince's Drawing School and drew & painted regularly with Surrey Figurative Artists and other groups.
Life Drawing I
Long Pose Life Drawing & Painting
Wax Life Sculpture
View Eric's paintings and drawings here.
Gianinna Delpino has been doing art since she was introduced to pencils as a child.
When it was time to choose a career to study, she chose architecture and not art, as she wanted to keep that pure and very personal approach to things without being told what to do or how to do it. In architecture she learned about space and perspective but kept on painting and drawing completely self taught and from there. She encourages her students to find their own voice.
Four years ago she came to London from Chile without knowing anybody to explore her artistic side fully. She has done freelance work for clients like Southwark Council in London, Clark's, Bermondsey Art trail, Arthouse1 gallery and private and personal projects like record covers and illustrated books. She works as a full time drawer, painter and a writer, with explorations in music and performance.
Begin 2 Draw
Gianinna's web site:
Katie Beth Hooper
Katie Beth is an English artist who constantly reminds us that art is a way of recording the experience of seeing. She takes inspiration from the subtle yet powerful British landscape and the intricate tones and beautiful colors of the human body. Katie Beth has been highly commended for her life drawings, and Euan Uglow, Jenny Saville and Peter Doig have played key roles in inspiring Katie Beth's use of paint and colour. Expressive yet structured brush marks and keenly observed tone and colour are synonymous with Katie Beth’s work.
Katie Beth has exhibited in Conningsby Gallery in London, Queen’s Hall and Cuckfield Gallery in West Sussex, and Sussex Arts Club in Brighton. She previously won the Haylcon Books Painting Prize and the Ashdown Weekend Art and Photography Prize.
In line with her belief that art is for everyone, Katie Beth currently works in schools and teaches one to one art lessons. Her students have achieved scholarships and have exhibited in National Children’s Exhibition with the Royal Society of British Artists, the Mall Galleries and in The Little Painting Challenge at the Whitworth Art Gallery.She continues to share the value of art with others and is continually enjoying her own creative journey and exploring where it leads.
Life Drawing II