Tutors

  • James Napier

    James Napier

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    James Napier (Director) studied art at Central St Martin’s School of Art in London followed by a degree in Architectural Design from Kingston University.

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  • Luca Indraccolo

    Luca Indraccolo

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    Born in Naples, Luca Indraccolo left Italy at the age of 19 to start his advertising career ending up as a creative director for Saatchi & Saatchi London.

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  • Tom Greenwood

    Tom Greenwood

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    Tom came to LARA as a student in 2010, after working as an analyst in investment research.

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  • Anastasia Pollard

    Anastasia Pollard

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    Anastasia Pollard has been teaching at LARA since it’s conception and played an important part in LARA’s development and reputation of excellence in drawing and painting.

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  • Sofia Welch

    Sofia Welch

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    After struggling to find the classical training she craved in a highly conceptualised educational environment, Sofia found the London Atelier of Representational Art.

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  • Radoslav Topalov

    Radoslav Topalov

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    ​Being interested in art since an early age, Radoslav started his career as an illustrator at the age of nineteen. During that time, he studied at the New Bulgarian University in Sofia, later to receive his bachelor's...

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  • Andrew Gow

    Andrew Gow

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    Andrew Gow is a portrait painter based in London. He started his training at Williams College in Massachusetts, where he graduated Cum Laude, with Honours, winning the Peyzer Prize for painting.

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  • Olly Maughan

    Olly Maughan

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    Inspired by the Boston School impressionism Olly continued his training under Paul Ingbretson in New Hampshire USA.

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  • Charlie Pickard

    Charlie Pickard

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    Interested in Figurative Art from an early age, Charlie Pickard left school knowing that he needed rigorous training in the fundamentals of art making for him to reach the level of expression he desired.

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  • Giles Lester

    Giles Lester

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    Giles Lester is a British painter and sculptor based in London. His work in all media revolves around direct observation of the human figure. Giles received the Talos Prize for best newcomer in The Society of Portrait...

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  • Harriet Spratt

    Harriet Spratt

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    Art always took priority at school for Harriet. She graduated from Newcastle University with a joint BA Honours in Fine Art and History of Art. Harriet then joined the 3 year diploma in Fine Art at LARA.

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  • Irvin Rodriguez

    Irvin Rodriguez

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    Irvin was born and raised in the Bronx, NY. He studied illustration at Fashion Institute of Technology while attending Grand Central Academy of Art.

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  • Jason Tremlett

    Jason Tremlett

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    Jason worked as an Actuary for 15 years before moving to Florence to train as a painter.

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  • Jon Gidlow

    Jon Gidlow

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    After studying a degree in applied science, Jon realised an increasing pull toward the arts and facilitated a change in career direction by coming to LARA.

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  • Magdalena Kusowska

    Magdalena Kusowska

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    Having worked in the British film industry on big budget productions such as Star Wars VII, Game of Thrones and Guardians of the Galaxy, Magdalena brings her concept art expertise to LARA.

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  • Marc Dalessio

    Marc Dalessio

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    Marc Dalessio is a naturalistic painter who has established himself as one of the foremost plein-air painters working today

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  • Nicholas Chaundy

    Nicholas Chaundy

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    Nicholas Chaundy is a contemporary portrait artist and figurative painter based in Bristol.

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  • Sam Kaprielov

    Sam Kaprielov

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    Sam Kaprielov was born and grew up in the USSR. Lives in London. Regularly exhibits his work in contemporary art galleries in the UK and abroad.

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  • Simon Watkins

    Simon Watkins

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    Simon studied history of art at the University of York, and drawing and painting at Charles H Cecil Studios in Florence.

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  • Stephanie Kullberg

    Stephanie Kullberg

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    Stephanie's classical training began at The Florence Academy of Art Sweden 2012 where she spend 3 years as a student. During her final year she was selected assistant teacher.

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  • Stuart Elliot

    Stuart Elliot

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    Stuart Elliot is an artist, writer and lecturer. He is the author of "Drawing the Nude: Anatomy, Structure and Observation", published by Crowood Press.

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  • Teresa Oaxaca

    Teresa Oaxaca

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    ​Teresa Oaxaca is an American born artist based currently in Washington D.C. She is a full time painter whose works can be seen in collections and galleries throughout the US and internationally.

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  • Thomas Lumley

    Thomas Lumley

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    Thomas Lumley was born and grew up in Yorkshire. He studied in Florence before having his first solo show entitled ‘Gods Country’ in London in 2006.

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