Guy Shoham, M.A.

Wednesdays and Saturday classes


From an early age I liked painting and drawing, and I just knew that I was going to be an artist. During my B.A. I learned the techniques of printing, animation, sculpture, ceramic and photography, but my passion was always for colour and painting.


I graduated from the M.A. programme at Chelsea College of Art with distinction and got a scholarship to attend the ‘Drawing Year’ at the Royal School of Drawing.


Since then I have been working and painting in my Brixton Studio and have had the chance to show my work in numerous exhibitions. Since 2006 I have also enjoyed teaching and sharing my knowledge and passion at the Richmond School of Painting.

My works can be viewed on


Learn about art materials and how to stretch a canvas.

Your Teachers




Martin Kerrison, M.A.

Life painting classes on Thursdays.


Martin Kerrison is a figurative artist specialising in magical realism. Apocalyptic fairgrounds and flying dodgem cars depict a surreal and very contemporary satire at the interface between personal narrative and social commentary. He exhibits regularly in and around London and was a successful entrant to the Royal Academy Summer Show in 2015. 


He graduated from the University of Northumbria with a honours degree in Fine Art (Painting), where his work exploring the human condition was inextricably linked to life drawing and painting with bathroom scenes presenting psychological dramas where the body was encountered through presence or absence.


Martin completed a PGCE in Art and German at Westminster College Oxford and an MA in the History of Art at Birkbeck, University of London, graduating with distinction.

When not in his Kingston studio or the classroom, Martin can usually be found playing cricket, enjoying singing in local choirs or cycling.


Melissa Kime M.A.

Tuesday classes


Melissa Kime is a figurative artist who makes dream like expressive works, her paintings are set to a Roman Catholic backdrop they are cloaked in Catholic Folklore and magick. The women in her work perform rituals centred upon healing, jinx removal or the prevention of bad things happening-fertility spells and protection but mostly, these women are trying to connect together and survive, through the linking of menstrual blood, plaited hair and autobiographical experiences. 

Melissa Kime was born in Wiltshire UK in 1989 and currently lives and works in London. She graduated with a BA Fine Art in 2011 from Falmouth University, with a postgraduate diploma in drawing from the Royal Drawing School in 2012 and with an MA in Painting from the Royal College of Art in 2015. She has exhibited widely in the UK and abroad in both solo and group shows, she has won numerous prizes for both drawing and painting and her work is in many private collections.


We would like to thank our students, past and present. 

Hari Dass, an Indian Yogi says:


  “teach in order to learn”


We do feel that we keep learning and developing as artists and as art tutors all the time thanks to you.