Resident Artists

 Ken Wood

I paint my own work and restore antique Paintings. Also put on exhibitions of other  artists work. We often have drawing sessions with models in costume.  Our Background is mainly retail and over the last 40 years have had many Gift shops in both Scarborough and Whitby including North Bay Photographic at Peasholm, Best of Both Worlds on Vernon Road and Gilftology on Westborough. We also had several restaurants in Scarborough.

A little personal history

Born in Perth Scotland to Scottish parents Jim and Ella. My father was a Head chef and my mother his cook. I was brought up in a variety of hotels and moved around Scotland for the first 14 years of my life. Jan 1965 we moved to Scarborough where my parents bought their own hotel. I bought my first antique when I was about 10 and by the time I was 12  I washed the windows and swept the floors of two small antique shops in Aberdeen buying such things as whales teeth, old cameras and coins. When We moved to Scarborough I looked after a little antique shop belonging to a friend of my father. At 15 I was advertising in the local paper for silver and was going to people's houses buying silver spill pots and cruet sets. I have not stopped since. Always interested in painting and art at the age of 17, I went to Scarborough Art School and then on as an apprentice at a large printing works. I now use these skills restoring old oil paintings for the trade. I also buy and sell works of art of all kinds.I still paint and try, when I can, to get out with my paints and paint the local countryside ( which is wonderful here 

in Yorkshire.)

 Angie Wood

Instructor Angie Wood is a Qualified Black Jacket Teacher in The Lee Family Style of T’ai Chi Ch’uan, K’ai Men Taoist Yoga and Dao Yin Taoist Breathing Exercises.

 Certified and insured through EWTA.


Angie has studied T'ai Chi Ch'uan Lee (Li) style under Gisela and Howard Gibbon of the East West Toist Association since 1999, qualifiying as a teacher in 2007 and is studying the Lee style Feng Shou (Hand of the Wind Kung Fu) under Mark Kirby County Coach of the North Yorkshire Division


You can contact Angie Wood Here if you have any questions or querys  or visit the Arts Workshops in Scarborough where angie teaches.