Nick Leavey

Nick attended Ravensbourne College of Art and Canterbury College of Art, Kent UK, before gaining a Post Graduate Certificate in Education at Brunel University. He taught design in high schools and tertiary institutions in the UK and Australia for over 20 years. An ongoing interest in fine representational art saw Nick return to full time studies at the Julian Ashton Art School, Sydney, where he won the Sydney Mechanics' Scholarship, The Marjorie Santow award for fine tonal drawing, and gained a Diploma in Fine Art. Nick's work is represented in private and public collections in Australia and overseas.

Kay Kane

Kay has been a practising artist and art teacher for more than 50 years.  In the early 1980s she received her Diploma and B.A. in Fine Art (Painting). Kay was the 2016 winner of the Queensland Figurative award. She completed a Doctorate in Fine Arts at Queensland College of Art, Griffith University with a body of paintings on the theme of nudes in the landscape. She was a painting and drawing instructor at the Arts Academy, Balmoral, Brisbane from 1997-2006 and taught in the Fine Art Department at Queensland College of Art. She was the principal life drawing instructor in the Department of Animation, Griffith Film School, Queensland College of Art since 1997, leaving in 2015 to devote her time completely to painting.