Stephanie Pillinger
BA (Hons)

Formal Education & Training

University of Portsmouth
BA (Hons) First Class
Restoration and Decorative Studies
Winchester School of Art
Foundation Diploma in Art and Design
Eastleigh College – Adult Education
BTEC Diploma in Creative Craft – Stained Glass
School of Art Craft and Jewellery
Art Clay World: Diploma in Art Clay Silver Level 1

Membership & Associations

Member 2016 – 2019
Committee Member 2017 – 2019
Brixham Art Society
Member 2018
Devon Art Society
Member 2016 – Present
The Artists Network (A-N)
Member 2017 – Present
Member 2017, 2018, 2020

Exhibitions & Awards

Summer of Art – Open Exhibition
August 2019
The Spanish Barn, Torre Abbey, Torquay
Riviera Art Fair
February 2018
The Spanish Barn, Torre Abbey, Torquay

*HIGHLY COMMENDED* in the Watercolour category: “From My Window: Blue Tits”
Riviera Art Fair
February 2017
The Spanish Barn, Torre Abbey, Torquay
Grid Art Fair
October 2016
Truman Brewery, London
Torbay Guild of Artists Open Exhibition
July 2016
Furrough Cross Hall, St Marychurch, Torquay
*WINNER* Caverliere Trophy for Best Alternative or Mixed Media in Show: 
“Into the Deep” 

Work Experience

In 2012, after some time in a “regular job”, I decided to pick up my brushes again. Initially working on my own artwork to sell, I now have the privilege to share my passion for art through teaching.

2017 – Present | Teacher of Art and Craft at SPRATS-TQ

Teaching a range of painting and jewellery making classes across South Devon. These include retirement communities, and art venues, as well as from my own studio. I teach a mix of one-to-one classes and small groups

2012 – Present | Freelance Artist at Pillinger Arts

Working on my own personal projects, private commissions and freelance work within my skillset of painting, faux finishes and gilding


2006 – 08 | Restoration Assistant at Steam Engineering Ltd

Aiding in the complete strip down and rebuild of a steam locomotive – Peckett No. 2012 “Teddy”

2004 – 06 | Architectural Glass Maker at Putsch Glass Ltd

Fused and specialist glass maker and designer for private and commercial commissions