I studied painting at Birmingham School of Art (B.A. Hons Fine Art) from 1979 – 82 and shortly after moved to Berlin.

Alongside a handful of other foreign artists in similar need, I set up a large studio complex in a disused factory space.

I exhibited in Berlin and a number of other European cities, before returning to England in 1998, where I have continued to work and exhibit.

I trained as an Art teacher in 2004, working initially in High Schools and then at the College of West Anglia teaching A level and BTEC Art and Design. This is when I first began teaching life drawing. I then left to run my own art classes from my studio in Whissonsett.

I also work as an Artist Educator for the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts in Norwich, leading drawing workshops.   

I've been a member of the Norwich 20 Group since 2017.

Carolyn MacArthur

www.carolynmacarthur.com

I moved to Norfolk in 1998 from Berlin, where I had been living and working as an artist since the mid 1980s. 

Church Farm Barn Studios began in 2010 when I set up the Weekly Art Classes in my studio. Due to the success of the classes, in 2018 I started running tutored twice-monthly life-drawing and an additional life painting weekend each summer.