Our friendly and talented artists here at Cabernet & Canvas are ready to guide you step-by-step through our painting each class. They are all accomplished artists in their own right and bring their own style and creativity to their teaching. Get to know them and check out their websites here.
Ella dent (co-Director)
Ella has been an artist with Cabernet & Canvas since January 2013 and is now the majority owner of the business. She completed her Bachelor of Visual Arts majoring in Painting at the South Australian School of Art in 2004 and followed that up with a Bachelor of Education in 2006. Ella's artistic work ranges from abstract figurative work to landscapes and small details and she also has experience working on large scale murals with school children.
JACCIE GILLETT (CO - DIRECTOR)
Jaccie is now a co- owner of the business who loves to bring joy and humor to her classes. She graduated from Curtin University with a bachelor in Fine Arts in 2015 and undertook a Diploma of Secondary Education at Edith Cowan University in 2017. She was also part of the Special Art Program at Applecross Senior High school and graduated there in 2011. She has previously worked for Sculptures by the Sea, Fringe Festival and Propel Youth Arts, although has left her festival life behind now in favour of teaching.
See Jaccie's website here
SEYCHELLE NATTRASS- MCNEE
Seychelle is a Fremantle born and bred Art photographer who dabbles in painting from time to time. Seychelle has a Bachelor of Arts majoring in Photography from Curtin University and has future plans to gain her Masters at RMIT University in Melbourne. She is named after The Seychelles- a group of islands near Mauritius, but goes by "Sey" for short. Seychelle also went through the Special Art Program at Applecross Senior High School, graduating in 2011.
Seychelle's Work can be seen here
Susie is one of our newer members and is bringing a whole lot of good vibes and energy to our classes. Susie is a specialist Mural artist, so if you have any walls that need painting (not white), check out her site below. Susie has been a practicing artist for almost twenty years, studying both Art and Design as well as Fashion and Textiles. She likes images that inspire and uplift, working mainly in acrylics and vibrant colour schemes. Next time you see her, ask about her recent projects as there is always one on the go!
SEE SUSIE’S WORK HERE
Natalie is one of our newer members and is absolutely loving teaching our classes, particularly the classics. She is currently completing her final year of Art Education studies at Curtin University. On top of that, Nat is also busy raising her four beautiful daughters (We know- she looks great!).
Sally is a trained graphic designer who has been working in the professional design industry since 2010. She specialises in drawing miniature pet portraits which can be ordered online through her global etsy store (link below). Sally has also competed in the Art Games (a live painting competition) and made it all the way to the semi- final in 2014. When she's not busy illustrating, Sally can be found building forts and pirate ships with her one year old boy, Henry.
See Sally's Work HerE
Maria graduated from the Props and Scenery course at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts, receiving the top award for her graduating class. She currently works as a freelance set designer and constructor, having worked for Perth Fringe Festival and Perth International Arts Festival. She also works as a visual artist specialising in airbrushing, mainly focusing on portraiture.
See Maria’s Work Here
Imen works full time as an International Relationship Manager for CIZZY Bridal Australia seeing her flying overseas to work on awesome Bridal Shoots for International Wedding Expos. She also manages her own makeup business and regularly does makeup for Bridal Shoots. Imen has been working as an assistant for us for about 6 months now and has just begun teaching her first classes, so say hi to her next time you see her!
Rob is a Modern Abstract Expressionist artist who works here in Perth and exhibits broadly throughout Australia, Europe and the USA. His style is bold and striking, with a focus on experimental mark making. Rob works casually at the Tresillian Arts Centre and fits in a couple of Cabernet & Canvas classes here and there. As an art teacher, he has a wide range of Art knowledge and a plethora of tips and tricks for “letting go” and “loosening up” in your painting (besides getting a beer).