Sylvia Filip

Sylvia was born in Targu Lapus, Maramures.

She studied Economics at the London School of Economics and Birkbeck College and has lived in London for 20 years. 

She worked as a medical administrator, business analyst & database manager for over 10 years at the Royal College of Physicians.

She is currently a trustee at the Royal College of Physicians, London with responsibility for managing the pension fund.

Her love of art has developed over the years by attending main stream exhibitions and final year graduate art shows.

Her involvement grew deeper when she decided to take part in the annual Dulwich Art Festival. Sylvia has hosted & promoted Romanian artists Christian Stancu & Chriastian Luchian for Dulwich Art Festival.

Sylvia is hosting the painting school Art Holidays Romania at her summer house in Cupseni. She is involved in the booking process, managing the finances, transport arrangements and organizing the field trips.




Kate Frigerio

An experienced teacher and leisure painter, she has exhibited in London and has paintings on display in friends & family houses.

She has a strong interest in portraiture and life model painting as well as landscapes and still life.
Accuracy and attention to the effects of light on colour are a constant theme in her work. 

Kate has been extending her oil painting and watercolour techniques for many years through courses at Morley College, Putney Art College and the Slade School of Art, London. She has been on several painting holidays.

Her influences are many and varied, with a great love of Rembrandt and the impressionists; she takes an interest in the contemporary art too.
She was on the board at Brixton Art Gallery, London and curated an exhibition of Art in Exile for Refugee Week, Brixton, London.

At Art Holidays Romania she teaches portraiture and still life in collaboration with British and Romanian art tutors. She facilitates exercises in line drawing, tonal drawing, colour as tone and colour mixing, and uses these to stimulate the perceptual processes for the day’s painting.



Ioana Vais.

Ioana studied Aeronautical Engineering at Bucharest University, Romania and Applied Computing Technology (Computer Graphics Design) at Middlesex University London.

In parallel she attended drawing classes at University of Arts Bucharest and Morley College London.

While working at University College London as a software engineer, she was involved in organizing science and art events in collaboration with Slade School of Art. She attended regularly the final year art shows at Slade, Chelsea, CSM and RCA. She became very interested in the young artists careers and realised that this extraordinary talent needed more encouragement in a climate of economic austerity.

In 2012 she selected a handful of BA and MA students from London Art Colleges and gave them a free platform to promote their work at The London Graduate Art Festival.

The first Nash & Vais exhibition, Rusty Pipe, Painted Brick, began on 7th March 2013 at Shoreditch Town Hall. Forty five graduates were invited to work together and share their academic training and experiences.

Her role with Art Holidays Romania is to advise and share her expertise in organizing art events, prepare the IT layout and liaise between the participants, teachers and Romanian counterpart.

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