Angela Gaughan F.W.A.S.I was born and educated in Wales where she studied portrait painting with Andrew Vicari, a former student of the prestigious Slade School of Fine Art. Angela subsequently trained alongside Gareth Hawker RA.
Over the years Angela has developed her style and techniques and has been fortunate to have worked with numerous artists who have influenced her development.
Angela has exhibited regularly and has many paintings in private collections all over the world including Italy, Germany and the United States of America. Angela has been awarded the David Shepherd Award for the best work depicting an endangered species at the 25th anniversary exhibition for The Wildlife Art Society International in June 2017, the Simon Combes Award for the best African Wildlife depicted in its habitat, plus Angela was voted best in show by the visiting public in June 2018 and Highly Commended award, plus The Peoples Choice Award 2021.
Angela works in all mediums and has demonstrated for Max water-soluble oils, Daler Rowney, and for Derwent Pencils, the Artist and Leisure Painter magazines and Chromacolour. She has demonstrated pencil techniques at a variety of shows and exhibitions and also on television.
Angela is President and a founder member of the Tamworth Society of Artists, a fellow member of T.W.A.S.I (The Wildlife Art Society International), Professional Associate member of the SAA and is a regular contributor to the Leisure Painter magazine. She has published books “HOW TO PAINT WILD ANIMALS IN ACRYLICS” and “THE ART OF ANGELA GAUGHAN”, holds regular workshops, demonstrations and classes in her own studio as well as teaching Windsor and Newton watercolour on P & O Cruise Ships and is most renowned for commissioned portraits and wildlife studies.