Meet our Inner Art Team
 

We're a very lucky Art Studio. Our team at Inner Art all embrace the idea of Art as integral to our wellbeing, and are a wonderfully welcoming, professional and inspiring bunch! As well as being practicing artists, Inner Art Tutors have a wealth of hands on teaching experience, and we feel immensely privileged to be able to share our Art passion with our students and wider community.

For all bookings & enquiries for Art classes please book or contact us


Inner Art tutors are DBS checked, fully insured & have many, many combined years of art teaching experience. 


Hannah Grist

Hannah Grist

Inner Art Tutor

Hannah studied at Central Saint Martins, UAL, and gained a distinction before completing a Master of Arts in Fine Art at the University of Edinburgh with First Class Honours. She was awarded the New Graduate Award by the Scottish Society of Artists and displayed her work at the Royal Scottish Academy. She is now a practising artist in Reigate, regularly completing commissions. 

Hannah is passionate about engaging in and encouraging, Art and Craft in an age where technology is so all-consuming. She believes it provides a wonderful escape from the stresses of surrounding influences and pressures. Hannah has worked with children regularly and loves how they embrace an optimistic and wholehearted view of the world.

She’s thrilled to share her knowledge and expertise in Art and inspire a younger generation to live in the moment, align more closely with nature and be unapologetically creative. 

hannahjoygrist.co.uk

Hannah Wiggins-Thirkill

Hannah Wiggins-Thirkill

Inner Art Tutor

Hannah studied at Wimbledon School of Art and Roehampton University. Her background as a production designer and illustrator for film informs her exploratory Art practice. She specialises in documenting contemporary landscape, working in oils and mixed media drawing and has exhibited in group shows in Oxford, Surrey and London since 2002.

Hannah has taught Fine Art and Photography to students aged 11-18 at Rosebery School in Epsom for 12 years, alongside designing and delivering adult courses and 1:1 tuition for students of all ages with Inner Art. She has worked as a GCSE Art Moderator for eight years, and taught Art in a specialist speech & language setting.

​Hannah has two small children and delights in observing and encouraging the development of visual literacy from the very start of our lives as art-makers.

hannahwiggins.co.uk

Kiri Jones

Kiri Jones

Inner Art Tutor

Kiri studied at Epsom School of Art, Norwich School of Art and The Royal Academy Schools, London where she was taught Life Drawing skills by Norman Blamey R.A. Her work is in collections including Manpower Plc. and the FSA. Kiri is a practising artist, inspired by the beautiful landscape of the Surrey Hills, working in both acrylic and oil.

Kiri has experience working with children with SEND and children who are educated at home. Kiri was an artist in residence for a local Forest School and is trained as a Forest School assistant. 

Kiri loves working with children in a creative environment, helping to explore ideas through different Art media, often materials found in the natural world. She is also interested in wellbeing and the therapeutic powers of Art and nature, believing that Art, creativity and time spent in nature have huge potential for healing and supporting our mental health.

@kirijonesart

 

Cathy Meese

Cathy Meese

Inner Art Tutor

Cathy is a qualified Art & Design tutor, specialising in Drawing, Mixed Media and Printmaking. Since completing her Art Teaching PGCE, she has continued to develop her Art practice alongside tutoring all ages from 5 years upwards. She has a background in Design and Scenic Arts for theatre, film, and exhibitions, having studied her Arts degree in Theatre Design at Wimbledon School of Art.

Cathy's own artistic practice orientates around printmaking and drawing. She has a passion for the authenticity of working from observation, whilst relishing expression and frededom of ideas. 

Her teaching explores the essential formal Art elements and is rooted in appreciation of contextual Modern Art. She continually promotes students’ own artistic expression, and inspires Art learners of all types and aptitudes.

@c_meese2019

Kirsten Baron

Kirsten Baron

Inner Art Tutor

Kirsten started her Art education at Reigate School of Art & Design and at the Surrey Institute of Art & Design (now UCA), graduating with a BA Hons in Graphic Design & Illustration. Since then, she has established her own Art practice in Reigate, with work shown in local galleries and exhibitions. Her main work is in printmaking, collage and painting.

Kirsten has been teaching since 2007, both in Further Education and Alternative Provision, and on a one-to-one basis. She enjoys helping students find their personal strengths and encourages experimentation and discovery. The focus is always on enjoying the process and finding new ways of expression.

When not teaching, making or looking at Art, Kirsten spends her time with her pack of retired greyhounds, gardening or playing music.

kirstenbaron.co.uk

 

Helen Worgan

Helen Worgan

Inner Art Tutor & Studio Manager

Helen's organisational skills and love of lists led her to a two-decade long career in studio management where she worked in various creative industries from print and production to digital photography and publishing before taking time to raise her family. She has recently completed a Foundation Diploma in Art and Design at Reigate School of Art and is now undertaking an MA in Fine Art at Falmouth University.

Having run Art club at St. John’s Primary, Helen made the crossover to tutor at Inner Art, alongside working as our in-house Studio Manager and as a LSA (Learner Support Assistant) at East Surrey College. She loves to challenge and inspire young artists, whilst helping them to grow in confidence through the work that they create.

Helen believes art is for everyone and has a special interest in art as a therapy form, especially for its valuable role in mental health. 

@helen.worgan.art

Rebecca Regan

Rebecca Regan

Inner Art Project Manager

Rebecca has over 13 years experience in Property & Facilities Management across corporate office buildings, gallery space and Fine Art storage facilities. She was Regional Facilities Lead for Willis Towers Watson which included managing their local Reigate offices, and was lucky to spend nearly four years working for the prestigious London auction house, Sotheby's.

Rebecca took a career break at the end of 2021 focusing on her young family and with a little extra time on her hands, picked up a digital pencil and started exploring the world of Digital Art. Rebecca has always had a creative streak, and completed her Art Foundation at Chelsea College of Art & Design. She thoroughly enjoys the world of Art and shares this with her young daughters. 

@lineanddotillustrations

Miffy Wilson

Miffy Wilson

Inner Art Administrator

Miffy has spent spent over two decades working for a range of companies and industries including financial services, automotive, creative, and tourism. She provides administrational, operational and most project management support always with a focus of implementing or improving processes and procedures. She makes running Inner Art smoother and easier!
 
Miffy lives in Reigate with her family, and has become part of the fabric of our Art tuitiion work within the local community. Through her expertise in caring for detail and keeping Inner Art organised, we're able to live in the big picture and concentrate on our Inner Art Vision.

JustAskMiffy

 

 

Katie Beth Hooper

Katie Beth Hooper

Inner Art Owner

Katie Beth believes Art is for all and makes a fundamental difference to our lives. She taught Art in schools for over 15 years, and was a Deputy Head of House working in pastoral care and with those with extra educational needs for 6 of those. She has two daughters of her own.

Katie Beth graduated from Kingston University with an Illustration degree and Distinction for Life Drawing. She exhibited in West Sussex and London, and curated an Art exhibition in Carthage, Tunisia. She specialises in oil painting and has travelled extensively in Europe on location drawing trips. She worked as an Art Tutor for a special royal family, and also for Toyota UK.

Promoting wellbeing and alignment with our inner voice is her aim. ​She founded Inner Art in 2017.

katiebethart.co.uk