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.
See Ella's website here
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.
Seychelle's Work can be seen here
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 Marias Work Here
Caitlyn is one of our newer teachers who is bringing some expertise into our classes. Caitlyn graduated in 2016 from Curtin University with an Honours Degree in Fine Arts. She specialised in painting and was interested predominately in light and perspective. Caitlyn followed this up with a Diploma in Secondary Education from Edith Cowan University in 2017 and has been working as a school teacher down in Bunbury for the last year.
See Caitlyn's work Here