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Diana Ali (BA, MA, HFEA)


Sunday 14th April 2019 - Lucca

We are delighted to welcome Diana to our team of tutors.  Diana was mentor on the BBC "Great Painting Challenge" and is a Visual Artist, International Curator, Creative Mentor, Workshop Leader and Lecturer in Fine Art. She is a British Bengali and when she lived in Bangladesh as a child she realised that her sanctuary was making marks and painting with natural pigments in the counrty. For more click here

Fiona Graham-Mackay (MA. RCA)


Thursday 22nd March 2018 - Sicily

27th May 2018  - Saragano, Umbria

16th September 2018 - Poggibonsi, Tuscany

Fiona Graham-Mackay is a Border Scot whose recent portraits of the Nobel Laureate poet Seamus Heaney was described in The Times newspaper as “a modern masterpiece”. Fiona studied at the Royal College of Art with Quentin Blake....

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Charles Mitchell


Wednesday 2nd May 2018

Saturday 9th June 2018 - Castello di Petroia, Umbria

Sunday 24th June 2018 - Lake Garda

Sunday 30th September 2018 - Venice

Charles is an experienced artist and teacher who has taught in specialist art colleges and universities in the UK and overseas. He was Dean of the Faculty of the Arts and Humanities at the University of Cumbria before he moved to live in Italy five years ago. 

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Jennifer Johnson


20th May 2018 - Lucca, Tuscany

2nd September 2018 - Saragano, Umbria

Jennifer lives and works as a professional artist in South Devon. Having completed an art degree, she began her career in London as a graphic designer and, whilst working for BBC Publications, gained considerable experience as a book designer and illustrator.  Her passion for all aspects of her profession is unbounded. 

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Christopher Forsey (RI SGFA)


10th June 2018 - Cortona, Tuscany

Chris began his art career as an illustrator in a publisher's studio after studying art and graphics in Bristol. He has  exhibted on numerous occasions with the Royal Watercolour Society and the Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolour. 

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Sarah Miatt


17th June 2018 - Saragano, Umbria

9th September 2018 - Cortona, Tuscany

After graduating from Sheffield University with a degree in fine art, Sarah moved to Holland for six years, where while continuing with her own work she taught life drawing. Sarah moved to Italy with her husband 28 years ago.

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Laura  Thompson 


9th April 2018 - Portrait Painting Workshop in Florence

7th October 2018 - Still Life Workshop in Florence

Laura began her career in the beautiful Niagara region of Ontario.  In 2010 she moved to Florence, where she now has a studio in the historic center of Florence.  Laura is an alumni of The Florence Academy of Art.  


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Date:  3rd June 2018 - Montefalco, Umbria

International Artist and Author, Soraya works in watercolours, oils, pastels, acrylics and mixed media with a variety of subject matters such as musicians, café scenes and African market scenes amongst others. Many of her subjects are travel based including people in everyday life situations. Light and colour are the two important elements in her paintings together with semi abstract passages with a sense of ambiguity.


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