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This year the Henley Arts Trail launched the Art Spark Prize. In collaboration with The Henley Youth Festival and The Art Society Henley we want to support & encourage the most talented young artists in the area.

The winners of the ArtSpark competition are given a day's one-to-one tuition in their choice of specialist skill with a professional artist.

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This year the prizes have been awarded to Freddie Hodges and Anjali Shanker. Congratulations to them both and thank you to all the other talented applicants who applied to the competition. The judges were impressed with the very high standard of work from all of the students. 

Freddie chose to have a days oil painting tutorial from Sue Tilbury and Anjali is going to have a day making silver jewellery with award winning jewellery designer Janet Richardson. 

We are so happy to be able to help these two talented artists learn new skills to help them on their creative journey

If you are 16-18 yrs old and living in the Henley, Wargrave Twyford & Charvil areas please apply next year when applications open in January 2025

Oil Painting


Liz Chaderton

Liz works in a mixture of watercolour and inks. She paints flora and fauna in a unique and vibrant style, capturing their vitality and joie de vivre. Liz Shares her expertise in workshops and is the author of five books (so far) 

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Oil Painting

Sue Tilbury

Sue is a portrait and still life painter. Workingin oil on canvas, carefully layering colour and finishing with soft translucent glazes to add a depth & quality only oils can achieve. Sue regularly runs workshops, courses and one to one tuition in portraiture & still life.

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Wheel Throwing

Jess Sarson

Jess creates wheel thrown functional ceramic pieces that have simple and pleasing forms.

Clean lines, gentle curves and simplicity in the glazing define her design style. She is also an experienced tutor.

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Life Drawing

Life Drawing 

Jo Harris

Jo founded the Henley Shcoool of Art and now concentrate on art tutoring and life drawing for individuals and small groups from her studio in Henley. her skill and enthusiasm are inspirational for all her students

Not only is she a good teacher but also a talented artist.

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Silver Jewellery

Janet Richardson

Jan has been making and teaching jewellery for over 40 years and has the pleasure of seeing her students enjoy learning about jewellery making, some of whom have chosen to go on to run their own jewellery businesses. She has also co-authored a Silver Jewellery Making book.

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Alison Pink

Alison is passionate about sculpting animals. Sheet of clay are imprinted with texture using random items and then layered over armatures. Her pies are as charismatic as she is and student find her enthusiasm infectious. She regularly works in schools and her students' incredible results are testament to her teaching skills

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Textile Art

Kate Findlay

Kate is a full time textile artist. She uses pieces of fabric which she layers and sews together to create intricate pictures featuring landscapes and wildlife. For many years Kate was a DT & Art teacher in both primary and secondary schools.​

Janet Richardson Jewellery

Print Making 

Lino Printing

Mark Lord

Mark is not only a photographer, he is also a master printer, an experienced artist and teacher. Using timeless lino printing techniques he captures the essence of the natural world and the iconic character of fascinating, retro-chic objects

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