Sarah Bee

Sarah Bee Pastels & Mixed Media Tutor Portrait

We are delighted to be adding a new tutor to our stable of professional artists who share their skills and knowledge with you, enabling you to advance your work in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Sarah Bee moved from working as a graphic designer into makeup and body painting for the film, photography and advertising […]

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Robert Manners

Robert Manners print 'Implied Resistance'

Robert works across disciplines including painting and printmaking. His interest in painting and his approach to it extends to the way he approaches printmaking. Meticulous in detail and taking layers as a starting point he constructs beautiful work combining the constant experimentation of materials with the use of strong colour, often with surprising combinations. Following […]

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Kate Marshall

Kate Marshall Linocutting

Living and working in Devon, Kate graduated from Goldsmiths in 2004 with a BA in Fine Art and History, Live Art performance often feature in her shows; including the 2006 Liverpool Biennial, which received coverage on BBC 2 and her debut solo show in London in 2007 which was singled out by the Sunday Times […]

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Jill Fanshawe Kato

Jill Fanshawe Kato

Jill Fanshawe Kato is an internationally renowned ceramicist & lecturer, she exhibits widely in the UK and Japan where she has had over 40 exhibitions. She writes regularly for ceramics, craft & design publications and taught at Goldsmiths College for many years. Jill has been teaching ceramics at Coombe Farm Studios for over 13 years […]

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Tim Andrews

Tim Andrews

Tim is known internationally for his distinctive raku ceramics. He makes individual work-black and white with linear decoration or burnished muted coloured slips. The pieces are usually thrown, although some work is handbuilt. During this exciting course, for the first two days we will concentrate on clay work, making finishing, burnishing using porcelain slip and […]

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Laurel Keeley

Laurel Keeley

The potter Laurel Keeley graduated with BA Hons in English and American Arts and an MA in Commonwealth Literature. She studied ceramics at Exeter College of Art and Design and has been working as a potter for 30 years, selling work throughout the UK in selected galleries and exhibitions. Laurel has received two Arts Council […]

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Laurie Steen RWA

Laurie Steen in her studio

I have been drawing shadows in my garden since I was a teenager.  I think this was perhaps the beginning of my need to make.  Looking back it was about capturing the fleeting nature of trees,  positive and negative shapes and forms in the landscape. I believe it helped me understand the need to focus […]

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James Stewart

James Stewart with two of his animal portraits

Originally from Stockport, James has been based in Devon for over 10 years. He studied at Dyfed College of Art, Carmarthen and worked as a freelance illustrator in Manchester designing book and album covers before moving south to pursue a career in Fine Art. In 2001 he established the Stewart Gallery and Studio after running […]

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Bettina Schroeder

Bettina Schroeder has been teaching and running her renowned painting holidays around the world for more than 20 years and at Coombe for most of that time. Her enthusiasm and expertise have helped hundreds of painters, beginners and more advanced students alike, to new levels of pleasure and satisfaction in their work. In a variety […]

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Gerry Dudgeon

Gerry Dudgeon in his studio workshop

Gerry has taught throughout his professional painting career, most recently one day master classes from his studio in Dorset. As a regular exhibitor at Coombe Gallery since 1995 we are delighted to build on those one-day courses by offering intensive residential courses at Coombe. Gerry Dudgeon was born in India in 1952, where his father […]

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Paul Riley

At the age of 15 Paul Riley’s artistic career began when the Royal Academy accepted one of his works for their Summer Exhibition. At that time he was the youngest painter to have work exhibited at the Academy. Since graduating from Kingston Art School in 1965 Paul has had many solo and group exhibitions both […]

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