The Studio Art School: Dorset

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Art tips. Masterclasses. Painting classes and Workshops.


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by Justin and Nicola

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  Justin gained his degree in Fine Art at Newcastle University in 1988 and since that time has worked solely full time as an artist. He exhibits at galleries in both the U.K. and abroad as well as exhibitions such as the Royal Academy Summer Exhibitions and the Royal West of England Academy, Bristol. In 2007 a book was published on his Ridgeway Paintings.

  Justin brings a wealth of experience to the pages of this site as well as the classes and workshops .  He uses all media, often mixed together.


 I always aim to help people devlop their full potential , it is a wonderful thing to see. I  demonstrate everything, often individually, so the things I wish to show can be seen first hand.  


You can find out more about Justin by visiting his website


 Nicola is a professional artist, who exhibits in galleries through out the UK and national open competitions. Her work is represented in galleries in Bath, Oxford, and Cambridge.

 Working often with Acrylic and Mixed Media; it is her careful  use of colour and drawing that are key in her paintings, and she brings this expertise to the class. She is also passionate about art from the period 1880 - 1910.


 There are some amazing artists from this period; working most famously in Paris, but also in America and Japan. Their work is truely inspirational.


You can find out more about Nicola by visiting her website.


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