Art Staff Profiles

Clare Schmidt, BA in Fine Art (DeMontfort Leicester), is our Head of Department. Clare is a practising mixed media artist who brings a wealth of teaching experience and expertise in her subject to the art department at King's. Through her own work, Clare explores the possibilities of combining photography with painting and collage to create images with unusual luminosity and vibrancy of colour. Her work is exhibited and sold throughout the South West.

Anna Simpson, MA in Fine Art: Painting, Wimbleden College of Art, works alongside Claire on a part time basis. Also a practising artist, Anna exhibits her work under the name Anna Morris. Her work explores the transformative effect of light on surface, land and sea, using a variety of techniques and medium: some conventional such as oil paint, collage and print, others less common – wrapping oak blocks with thread, soaking card and paper in oil, using household paints and varnishes, scoring and incising perspex and plywood in order to make marks.
Anna is exhibiting her work in our gallery as part of this year's Somerset Arts Week and is the featured artist in Evolver Magazine (The Wessex Arts and Culture Guide).

John Warner has been cleaning in the art department for six years, and has a special interest in photography and drawing, steam trains and trams.

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