Iona Stern

After a career in advertising as an art and creative director and founder of ‘DM’ advertising agency and Stream Marketing and a Creative Director of Dorland Direct. Iona is now following her passion to print and paint. When she left the commercial world of advertising, she began to develop her colourful marks under the tutelage…

Yiching Chen

Yiching has a Masters degree from of Kyoto City University of Arts, Japan and she’s a Professor of Nihon-ga at The Guimet National Museum of Asian Arts, Paris, France. She’s a member of the prestigious Foundation Taylor for Arts in Paris, France. Born in 1975 CHEN Yi Ching is a Taiwanese painter currently living and…

William Scott

(1913-1989) William Scott was one of the first artists in Britain, along with Patrick Heron, to develop a dialogue with America’s Abstract Expressionists and to evolve this influence into an independently British movement. Although born in Scotland in 1913, he is generally held by the Irish to be one of their own, having grown up…

Elisabeth Frink

Frink was born in Suffolk and educated at a convent school in Exmouth. She studied at Guildford School of Art (1947-49) before moving to the Chelsea School of Art for four years. A precocious student, at the age of just 22 Frink exhibited works at the Beaux Arts Gallery and her sculpture Bird was purchased…

John Piper

(1903-1992) Painter of architecture, landscape and abstract compositions, designer for the theatre and of stained-glass windows, and writer on the arts. Born 13 December 1903 at Epsom, Surrey, son of a solicitor. Visited Italy regularly as a child. Published a book of poems with his own illustrations 1924. Piper worked in his father’s office until…