Claudia Williams joined The Drill Hall Studio in late 2016. A valuable asset to the team, Claudia has many years experience as a professional artist and is well known for designing and creating art for residential, commercial, public spaces and private commissions, and most recently, exciting and edgy wearable art.. Claudia is a member of the Flying Arts team, travelling to regional areas to facilitate workshops for adults and children. Claudia is deeply passionate about wearable art and recycled materials, and is currently designing a catwalk collection for 2017 under the brand Llani Creative. Her rubber inner tube handbags, clutches and accessories are a huge hit, with new designs appearing regularly. Claudia can be found at The Drill Hall on Fridays.
Kathy Cornwall was brought up in Fiji and in New Zealand, and studied a bachelor of Visual Arts and James Cook University. Kathy paints predominately in oils - producing stunning and thoughtful portraits and landscapes in particular, although her talents are diverse. In fact she is also a talented singer, performing locally.
Kathy is at the Drill Hall Studio on alternate weekends, fitting work around her gorgeous young daughter. Kathy teaches painting to adults and teens during her rostered weekends.
Angela Leck studied a degree in Scientific and Natural History Illustration in the UK and began her art career as a Children’s book Illustrator in New Zealand. Side-stepping to work in an English Porcelain company she learned the traditional skills of hand-painting china and transitioned her fine and detailed work onto porcelain producing a range of exquisite vases, bowls, plates and giftware. Her preferred subjects are birds, wildlife and botanical in both mediums of china-painting and watercolour and she also produces designs and artwork for craft fabrics.
When not painting Angela enjoys being active and is a competitive runner as well as cycling and swimming. Angela works at The Drill Hall on Friday mornings and Saturday afternoons.