Rita Mitchell's webpage
Rita Mitchell trained and worked as a designer
colourist and her early experience in this has carried through into
an abiding interest in the use of colour in her paintings. Rita
has much experience in Art Publishing with annual publications in
the form of calendars, cards and prints selling in leading highstreet
department stores and stockists as well as tourist outlets. Her
exhibitions of paintings in galleries have ranged from Lancashire
to Nottingham and paintings feature in private collections in Australia,
America and Japan. She is a Fellow of the Nottingham Society of
Artists and a three times winner of the Holbrook Trust Award. With
a keen interest in travelling notably Canada, much of this experience
follows through into her paintings of landscapes, townscapes and
florals in both watercolour and oils. Rita has much wealth of knowledge
and skills to pass on to interested students wishing to develop
their skills in oil painting.
Robert Sharples has worked as an artist/designer in the printing,
textile and wallpaper industry for most of his working life. Rob
has a great deal of knowledge and experience to share in a wide
range of techniques and styles of drawing and painting. He is a
keen watercolourist and his paintings have been exhibited and sold
through many galleries. He is a member of the British Watercolour
Society. Rob enjoys passing on his skills in landscape and town
and city scenes and floral subjects for all ability ranges.
Greta is a quiltmaker and embroiderer, using the techniques
of applique, patchwork, machine embroidery and quilting in her colourful
and innovative quilts. Greta has been teaching in adult education
for many years and currently has classes in Derby and South Derbyshire.
Her teaching programme also includes special dayschools and talks
to Embroiderers and Quilters Guilds throughout the UK Greta is a
member of the Nottingham based Living Threads group and teaches
and exhibits with the group. Other textile work is exhibited regularly
in local and national exhibitions. Greta writes for several patchwork
and quilting magazines and has recently qualified as a quilt judge.
Robert Gellions webpage
Tutor Robert Gellion has worked
for over 20 years as a freelance painter, illustrator and cartoonist.
His work is published and displayed worldwide in books, prints and
galleries. He has always been interested in techniques of
painting, drawing and art in general, and this has lead him to work
on projects as diverse as miniatures and large murals. He
has worked extensively in gouache, watercolour and acrylics as well
as many new products such as graphite wash, soluble metallic crayon,
interference medium acrylic, glass and ceramic acrylic paint.
He has a keen interest in tutoring and runs many successful classes,
including a highly popular ‘Watercolour for the Terrified’.
He demonstrates to groups of people in the hope of inspiring them
to try something new or old in a new way.
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News & Events
Rita Mitchell & Creative Space featured in Breeze February edition
Painting with Rita Mitchell
and Drawing with Robert
Sharples every Tuesday evening
New "Get Started" Half day of patchwork, applique and quilting for beginners with Greta
Fitchett Sat10th March
New "Get Started" Half day of Composition In Your Photography with Mike Fitchett Sat10th March
Painting and Drawing with Robert Sharples & Robert
Gellion every Tuesday & Wednesday daytime
beginners with Greta
Fitchett every Monday
Machine Knitting with Angela Urbaniak
Digital Photography and Canvas Art Printing using photoshop