About Us

The Tutors
Ros Cuthbert RWA, MA (RCA)

Ros Cuthbert studied painting at Central School of Art and Design 1971 – 74
(BA) and the Royal College of Art 1974 and 1977 (MA). She taught relief
printmaking at Central School of Art and 1979 – 1993. She has been co-director
of the Art Shed (formerly Mendip Painting Centre) in Winscombe, North
Somerset since 1985. She also runs painting courses in Italy and France.

Ros has had numerous solo exhibitions including Anthony Hepworth Fine Art,
Bath in 1995, Atelier 25, Chinon, France 1996 and 1999, and The Tobacco
Factory Bristol in 2012. She has participated in many group exhibitions at a
number of prestigious venues including the Royal Academy, London; The
Whitechapel Gallery, London; and Plymouth City Art Gallery. Ros was elected
to the Royal West of England Academy in 1998 and has been a member of the
St Ives Society of Artists since 2005.

Ros has won four awards including first prize at the Royal West of England
Academy and 2nd prize at the National Portrait Gallery. Her work is represented
in many public and private collections including the National Portrait Gallery,
National Art Library at the Victoria and Albert Museum and the Contemporary
Arts Society. From 1993 to 2000 Ros ran the Yellow Fox Press and produced a
number of limited edition books of poetry illustrated with her wood engravings.

The Tutors
David Cuthbert Dip AD, ATD

David studied at the Central School of Art & Design in London where he
graduated in Fine Art, Painting in 1973. He taught at St Martin’s School of Art
in London for ten years before returning to the South West. He has been
painting and exhibiting since he left college in 1974.

In his final year as a student at the Central School of Art & Design he worked
one evening a week as a voluntary assistant teacher of life painting & drawing
at the Workingman’s College in Camden and has been involved in adult
education ever since.

From 1974-84 he worked on the evening class programme at St Martin’s School
of Art in London.  He has also taught on many courses at ARCA colleges such as
Missenden Abbey, Urchfont Manor, the Wye Valley Arts Centre and Dillington
House.

David works in acrylic, watercolour and oil paint and has worked in pastel and
written several books on art techniques.

He is a member of the
Bath Society of Artists, and the St Ives Society of Artists and has exhibited
widely in the South West and London.