The origins of Inner Art

"Inner Art began in 2017... my love & vision"

Katie Beth, Inner Art Founder 


"This photo was taken in 1998 when I was location painting at Brighton Marina. By that time I'd been drawing for 15+ years. I loved making when I was little, although my creations rarely won the many art competitions I entered! I drew my dreams, my sleeping father, doodled in church, and copied cartoons. Then my art education at school began. I graduated from Kingston University with an Illustration degree and a distinction for life drawing. I exhibited in West Sussex and in the Conningsby Gallery, London, and curated an art exhibition in Carthage, Tunisia. Art is an every day experience for me:"


"I've taught Art and Photography in many settings. My first one to one lesson was in 1999, and I was an art teacher in schools and colleges for over 15 years. I have a wealth of experience in GCSE and A level Art, portfolio preparation and contextual studies. In my 6 year role as Deputy Head of House, I worked in pastoral care and with those with special educational needs. I taught advanced life drawing classes at Ericaceous Art School in Dorking, and recently worked for a special royal family, and also for Toyota. Now Inner Art Studio is home for the art tuition we provide. Read my BLOG."

Martial artist

"I kickboxed for many years and love the physical and mental challenges of the sport. I taught kickboxing classes and these, alongside my own training and competition experience led me to discover similarities between martial arts and creative arts including how mindset creates progress. I've produced photoshoots and filmshoots for martial arts clubs, appeared in workout videos and modelled in photoshoots. I was fortunate to be a stunt double for Tilda Swinton in the Marvel movie Doctor Strange. Wellbeing and alignment with my inner voice is my aim." 


"Evelyn and Tianne are growing up fast and it's a privilege to have two girls with whom to share each and every day. Motherhood is an amazing experience which opened up my understanding of people and strengthened my teaching and learning methods. My gratitude and appreciation found new heights through my children. Whether they enter the world of art, martial arts, or any other field, I'm glad to counsel them that anything is possible, failures are welcome, and we create our own definitions of success! Love is not to be sought after but discovered within."