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Diana Ali (BA, MA, HFEA)


Sunday 29th September 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 26th March 2020 - Sicily

Monday 11th May 2020 - Lucca

Friday 26th June 2020 - Montefalco

Sunday 6th September 2010 - Saragano

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


8th September 2019 - Castello di Petroia

Sunday 14th June 2020 - Lake Garda

Saturday 12th September 2020 - Lippiano

Friday 9th October 2020 - 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


Friday 30th August 2019 - Pratello Country House, Peccioli, Tuscany

Monday 8th June 2020 - Cortona

Monday 21st September 2020 - Bevagna

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)


Monday 1st June 2020 - Bevagna

Monday 8th June 2020 - Saragano

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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Laura  Thompson 


14th April 2020 - Still Life in Oils, 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.  For more info and to see Laura's work click here


Date:  Sunday 16th June 2019 - Castello di Petroia

Sunday 15th September 2019 Cortona

Joe's landscape and marine paintings are in private, corporate and government collections around the world including countries in South East Asia, the Russian Federation, Europe, the Middle East, North America and China. He also paints in oil to commission for international clients. As a watercolour painter he is well known throughout the world.

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