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.

Deborah Kolombos, Director Wells Art Contemporary   I was on the original WAC team set up in 2012. I trained as a Special Needs teacher and recently completed a Contemporary Arts degree at Bath Spa specialising in textile installations.

Deborah Kolombos, Director Wells Art Contemporary

I was on the original WAC team set up in 2012. I trained as a Special Needs teacher and recently completed a Contemporary Arts degree at Bath Spa specialising in textile installations.

Denise Denis, WAC Administrator   Retired to Somerset 4 years ago from Norfolk where I was a hands on Care Home Proprietor for 25 years. Well travelled. Passionate about the Arts.

Denise Denis, WAC Administrator

Retired to Somerset 4 years ago from Norfolk where I was a hands on Care Home Proprietor for 25 years. Well travelled. Passionate about the Arts.

Chris Ackerman, Creative Campaigner   Involved with planning WAC from the beginning together with Roy Ackerman CBE of 45 Park Lane Gallery space who offered the prestigious London venue to the first winners.

Chris Ackerman, Creative Campaigner

Involved with planning WAC from the beginning together with Roy Ackerman CBE of 45 Park Lane Gallery space who offered the prestigious London venue to the first winners.

Candace Bahouth   I am an artist and have had many solo and group exhibitions, in London, Bath and abroad and the V&A have purchased two of my pieces. I had a very successful show at the Victoria Art Gallery in Bath, and I am having an exhibition at The Holburne Museum, Bath from September to December this year.

Candace Bahouth

I am an artist and have had many solo and group exhibitions, in London, Bath and abroad and the V&A have purchased two of my pieces. I had a very successful show at the Victoria Art Gallery in Bath, and I am having an exhibition at The Holburne Museum, Bath from September to December this year.

Peter Allen, Curator   In charge of Curating and hanging the WAC Shows. Chief Technician Painting School Royal College of Art, 1980-2010.

Peter Allen, Curator

In charge of Curating and hanging the WAC Shows. Chief Technician Painting School Royal College of Art, 1980-2010.

Greg Tresize   After a career in the computer industry, I do the technical bits for WAC and assist Peter Allen in hanging the show. A keen photographer, but not brave enough to enter – yet

Greg Tresize

After a career in the computer industry, I do the technical bits for WAC and assist Peter Allen in hanging the show. A keen photographer, but not brave enough to enter – yet

Jenny Hooper   I ran an Interior Design Business for many years doing Show Homes all over the UK. Room sets for advertising as well as private clients

Jenny Hooper

I ran an Interior Design Business for many years doing Show Homes all over the UK. Room sets for advertising as well as private clients

Christopher Bond   Christopher Bond is Treasurer of WAC. He works in the City advising financial institutions and edits the International Banker. He collects art and is Treasurer of the Somerset Guild of Craftsmen

Christopher Bond

Christopher Bond is Treasurer of WAC. He works in the City advising financial institutions and edits the International Banker. He collects art and is Treasurer of the Somerset Guild of Craftsmen

Robin Sewell, Artist   Retired University Lecturer in Fine Art. Lives and works in Wiltshire. www.robinsewell.co.uk

Robin Sewell, Artist

Retired University Lecturer in Fine Art. Lives and works in Wiltshire. www.robinsewell.co.uk

Susanna Lisle, Artist   I have recently exhibited at the Whittox Gallery in Frome and I am part of an upcoming exhibition at Andelliart Wells.  @susannalisle  www.susannalisle.com

Susanna Lisle, Artist

I have recently exhibited at the Whittox Gallery in Frome and I am part of an upcoming exhibition at Andelliart Wells.

@susannalisle www.susannalisle.com

John Rackham   Resident of Wells for nearly 30 years. Recently joined the team to help with the exhibition. My role is all about our Stewards, persuading people to join us and organising them throughout the three week exhibition to ensure our visitors enjoy their time with us.

John Rackham

Resident of Wells for nearly 30 years. Recently joined the team to help with the exhibition. My role is all about our Stewards, persuading people to join us and organising them throughout the three week exhibition to ensure our visitors enjoy their time with us.

Chris Sharpe   A geologist with life focused on science and family, now has the time to follow a passion on all art, particularly contemporary art across the delights of Somerset levels. He assists with marketing for WAC.

Chris Sharpe

A geologist with life focused on science and family, now has the time to follow a passion on all art, particularly contemporary art across the delights of Somerset levels. He assists with marketing for WAC.

Richard Crooks  Richard Crooks is an artist, educator and curator. He has participated as artist in residence and led workshops on behalf of the British Council in Nepal and Bangladesh - experiences that have informed recent practice. He exhibits for the second time this year at WAC.

Richard Crooks

Richard Crooks is an artist, educator and curator. He has participated as artist in residence and led workshops on behalf of the British Council in Nepal and Bangladesh - experiences that have informed recent practice. He exhibits for the second time this year at WAC.