art4you Scotland founders
Claudia Duncan – Ewen Duncan
Ewen Duncan studied painting at Glasgow School of Art followed by post graduate studies in New York. He worked in TV and film set design for 17 year until stetting up art4you Scoltand with his wife Claudia to teach and sell art. Some of his art work can be seen at the bottom of this page. His life has been varied and each change has had an influence on his work, none more so than the five years he and his wife lived in Sudney, Australia. He now lives with his wife, two daughters and one dog in Balfron near Loch Lomond National Park.
Claudia Duncan, born in Germany, studied finance and accounting in Germany and Australia and brings the finance and organisational skills gained during her career in various corporate companies in Germany, Scotland and Australia into the mix to run and develop art4you Scotland. She has also discovered her artistic side since working at art4you Scotland and is working mainly in oil and pastels.
studied art & design at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Edinburgh College of Art. She has worked professionally as an artist and tutor for over 20 years. Frances’ main passion is watercolour, which is reflected in her translucent and vibrant paintings. She uses the medium in traditional and contemporary ways, taking her inspiration from the changing seasons and the landscapes around her – and she loves dogs. Our dog Rocky came for a studio visit.
studied art and design at Loughborough Art College, Staffordshire University and Birmingham Institute of Art & Design; practising artist and experience secondary school teacher for more than 20 years.
Her passion apart from art is ceramics. She has a special hand when it comes to teaching and creating with this beautiful versital medium.
studied painting at Glasgow school of art and has worked as an artist and musician since graduating in 1997.. Surrounded by art from early childhood he natuarally addapts to any medium and feels inspired sharing his passion for art with our students.
Pete paints land and seascapes using mixed media and is kept busy the rest of the time by his 3 young boys.
studied Fine Art Printmaking at Glasgow School of Art and the Royal College of Art. Her work has always been inspired by the natural world, and she is particularly interested in botany. After a career as an illustrator of natural history and childrens’ books, more recently she has enjoyed rediscovering various printmaking media including etching, lino printing and Japanese woodblock printing. Jill also works as a gardener, and her passion for plants and wildlife is evident in her artwork.
studied Textile Design at Nottingham Trent University.
Her love of design, pattern and colour has seen her enjoy an exciting and varied career designing textiles and surface pattern for the interiours market worldwide. She has spent many years working as a textile designer and interior design consultant. She created and delivered collections and products to the interiors market worldwide. She has enjoyed a varied and exciting career producing hand painted artwork and coordinating seasonal collections from initial concept development through to product launch. We are excited to welcome her to our team delivering interior design classes whilst still continuing to work as a freelanced textile designer for the interiors market; predominantly for bedding, wallcoverings and surface pattern application.
Our team of artists enjoy inspiring people in a supportive and yet challenging way to make art. We motivate as well as stimulate. We encourages people to explore new mediums and guide them in an open and flexible way.
Claudia will welcome German speaking tourist and is happy to help with translating or other communication support during any of the art courses and Ewen has basic knowledge of French and German.