Team

Jane Dawson – Director

Jane is the founder and owner of Fine Studios. After completing a BA (Hons) Fine Art at Newcastle University, a very long time ago, she worked in retail, as a lecturer, and ran a successful distribution business from Fine House Farm, with Hugh, her husband, for 25 years. Her desire to return to her love […]

Imogen – Art for the Brain Key Volunteer

Imogen is full of fun, creative, competent and kind. She has Psychology degree, has spent the last three years travelling the world, and is now about to start her teacher training… in Maths!

Alex – Art for the Brain Key Volunteer

Alex has worked with Jane since the very beginning of Art for the Brain. They met on an Alzheimers Society Dementia Champions training day, both attending with the hope of starting creative art workshops for people with a diagnosis of dementia. Alex and Jane are a bit of an odd couple, but they they get […]

Victoria Ryrie – Trustee

Victoria lives locally and spends her time trying to combine wrangling two energetic children, running a small soft furnishings business, being a school governor and playing her violin in a variety of bands. Sometimes she seems to do all these things at once! Her life needs some creative space and silence, and Fine Studios fulfils […]

Dr Peter Bell – Trustee

The enigmatic Dr Bell is an old friend and a fine friend. He is a psychiatrist who has worked with the elderly for over 30 years.

A community art studios for the creation of visual art, set in the peaceful Northumbrian countryside. A light, warm, tranquil space suitable for all ages and abilities.
- FIne Studios