Paddy O'Hagan, Chair   Paddy O'Hagan has a lifelong interest in contemporary Art. For almost a decade he was an art and CDT teacher and subsequently ran the Education Deptartment's arts qualifications accreditation processes after the introduction of the National Curriculum, working successfully to retain Foundation Degrees.   He is a maker, with an abiding interest in craftsmanship and currently Master of Somerset Guild of Craftsmen.  He chairs the board for Sally Strachey Historic Conservation, one of the UK's leading stone conservation companies and also founded the Wells Food Festival.  He supports the bid for Wells becoming a City of Culture.

Paddy O'Hagan, Chair

Paddy O'Hagan has a lifelong interest in contemporary Art. For almost a decade he was an art and CDT teacher and subsequently ran the Education Deptartment's arts qualifications accreditation processes after the introduction of the National Curriculum, working successfully to retain Foundation Degrees. 

He is a maker, with an abiding interest in craftsmanship and currently Master of Somerset Guild of Craftsmen.  He chairs the board for Sally Strachey Historic Conservation, one of the UK's leading stone conservation companies and also founded the Wells Food Festival.  He supports the bid for Wells becoming a City of Culture.

  Sheena Loveday, Director   Sheena Loveday was the founding Chairman of WAC from 2012 - 2015. Originally trained as an Art Teacher with a focus on Textiles, Sheena worked as a Management Consultant until starting K2 Management Development Ltd in 1996.   Having always painted, She was delighted when Kate Noble approached her to start Wells Art Contemporary.  This brought together two great interests, Organisation /Individual Development and the Arts.  Through WAC, she is looking to create community, support artists and bring international contemporary art to Wells. 

Sheena Loveday, Director

Sheena Loveday was the founding Chairman of WAC from 2012 - 2015. Originally trained as an Art Teacher with a focus on Textiles, Sheena worked as a Management Consultant until starting K2 Management Development Ltd in 1996. 

Having always painted, She was delighted when Kate Noble approached her to start Wells Art Contemporary.  This brought together two great interests, Organisation /Individual Development and the Arts.

Through WAC, she is looking to create community, support artists and bring international contemporary art to Wells. 

  Professor Anita Taylor, President   Professor Anita Taylor is an artist, writer and educator. She has worked in art education in numerous roles, including: Director & CEO of the National Art School in Sydney, Australia; Director of The Centre for Drawing at the University of the Arts, London; Dean of Wimbledon College of Art, University of the Arts, London; and Deputy Head of School, School of Art, Media and Design at the University of Gloucestershire, where she was first awarded a Professorial title in 2002. She co-founded the Jerwood Drawing Prize in 1994, is Executive Dean of Bath School of Art and Design at Bath Spa University and current chair of CHEAD. She is also co-director of Drawing Projects UK.      

Professor Anita Taylor, President

Professor Anita Taylor is an artist, writer and educator. She has worked in art education in numerous roles, including: Director & CEO of the National Art School in Sydney, Australia; Director of The Centre for Drawing at the University of the Arts, London; Dean of Wimbledon College of Art, University of the Arts, London; and Deputy Head of School, School of Art, Media and Design at the University of Gloucestershire, where she was first awarded a Professorial title in 2002. She co-founded the Jerwood Drawing Prize in 1994, is Executive Dean of Bath School of Art and Design at Bath Spa University and current chair of CHEAD. She is also co-director of Drawing Projects UK.