Tutors at Chapel Cottage Studio

Jantien Powell the resident artist and tutor at the Studio works in a variety of medium including acrylics, mixed media and pastels. She has been a professional artist and tutor sine 2003, opening Chapel Cottage Studio in 2008. Colour and pattern are prominent themes within her work and she loves to pick out the most unexpected of colours in a scene. Jantien holds a variety of classes at the Studio throughout the year.

Aine Divine studied Art at the Crawford College of Art, and has won several awards for her portraiture. She recently made the final of the Sky Arts Portrait Artist of the Year competition. This will be Aine’s second year with us here at the Studio. Watch a great timelapse video of Aine's portrait painting here.




Alex Brown is a graduate of the Camberwell School of Arts and works in a variety of medium, specialising in oils and charcoal. His love of colour, light and movement are themes that unify his work. Alex teaches our Oils class as well as hosting workshops throughout the year. Watch a time lapse video of Alex painting a portrait here.

Ali Lindley is an award winning member of the Society of Women Artists. She is a creative artist who specialises in watercolour and mixed media work. She exhibits widely and is also a very experienced tutor.

Alison Board spent many years working in the Arts before pursuing her ambition of studying for an Art degree in 2009. Alison uses her countryside home and family history to inspire her work. Watch Alison explaining how easy it can be to mix your materials in this great little video.

Alison Fennell devoted herself to art after life threatening surgery in 2008. Her work is exhibited widely and has been licensed by names such as John Lewis and Dunelm. Alison is also an experienced Art tutor.

Brian Wheeler works in watercolours, acrylics and pastels, capturing the elusive qualities of mood, atmosphere and light. A very popular tutor, Brian has been teaching our watercolours classes for many years.

Colin Ross Jack was born and bred in Scotland and has exhibited regularly for many years. He has an impressive 30 years experience teaching Art and specialises in oils. Colin is a new tutor here at the Studio this year.

Elin Sian Blake is a highly acclaimed contemporary Welsh artist who has won several national awards. She exhibits her work widely and specialises in themes which reflect her cultural heritage.

Feona Ness has been a professional Artist for over 25 years and has many years experience teaching art. She loves to paint powerful skies and rich, landscapes and is a new tutor to the
Studio this year. Watch a video of Feona at work in her Studio here.

Glyn Macey is a highly acclaimed Cornish artist with links to the South Wales Valleys. He specialises in acrylics, mixed media and mark making to create exciting, dynamic, vibrant paintins that are full of life and engergy.

Gary Ford gained his MA Fine Arts Degree from Cardiff University in 2006 after a 27 year long “gap year”! He has gained notoriety for his quirky, colourful, semi-abstract style of Art which he teaches here at the Studio.

Guy Manning lives and works in Tenby, West Wales. His paintings reflect the love that he has for the landscape and have been exhibited internationally. Guy will be teaching his techniques at his first workshop at the Studio this year.

Howard Jones has an exceptional ability to capture a wide variety of subject matter and specialises in contemporary watercolours.He has been a very popular tutor tutor at the Studio for many years.

Janis Fry trained at Bangor University and Swansea College of Art and has had a varied career in the Arts. She has been working with us for many years and always brings something new and exciting to her workshops.

Jenny Halstead began her career as a medical and scientific illustrator. She later returned to the freedom of fine art adn has a fascination with form and colour and their interaction with light, specialising in pastels.

Maggie Davies trained at Cardiff Art College and has exhibited her vibrant and richly textured paintings widely. Maggie will be teaching two pastels workshops at the Studio for a second year running.

Mick Arnold has extensive experience as an art tutor, abstraction, figurative elements, colour and light are important themes in his work. Mick teaches at the Studio alongside his wife Thea.

Paul Weaver began his career in Graphic Design before becoming a professional artist. He specialises in watercolour techniques and has been one of the most popular tutors at the Studio for several years.

Peter Cronin specialises in watercolours and is an elected member of the Watercolour Society of Wales. He has been working here for years and will be holding our first watercolours painting week in 2016. See a video of Peter's paintings here.

Sue Morgan trained in Graphic Illustration and has many years of teaching experience. Her “innocent” art style owes much to naïve and primitive painters. Sue is a very popular tutor providing insightful and thought provoking classes.

Thea Arnold studied painting and print making before teaching Art in the UK and abroad. She and her husband Mick provide exciting and explorative workshops here at the Studio.

Trevor Osborne is a highly experienced artist and educator who's work has been led by a life long fascination with light and colour. He exhibits widely and works in a varitey of medium including pastels and watercolour.

Venetia Norris creates mixed media drawings inspired by nature. she has exhibited her work widely including five solo shows and she was recently awarded an artist fellowship. She is also an experienced art tutor.

Chapel Cottage Studio & Gallery is a small family run Art teaching studio nestled into the Welsh countryside just 4 miles out of the picturesque market town of Abergavenny.


Run by artist Jantien Powell and her daughter Tirza Snook, Chapel Cottage Studio hold a wide selection of art workshops suitable for all abilities.



Chapel Cottage Studio

Llanddewi Rhydderch




Phone: 01873 840282

Mobile: 07935 934898


Email: info@chapelcottagestudio.co.uk  

Our business hours

Mon-Sat :

10:00  - 16:00 

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