About Us



Dan has a first class honours degree in Fine Art from the Kent Institute of Art and Design, Canterbury (now University College of the Creative Arts) and also a BA in Art History from University College, London University. He has exhibited extensively in and around Kent and London, in both group and solo shows. He paints primarily in oils but also works with pastel and watercolour, and much of his time is taken up with commissions. Painting Page

You can read more about the influences and meanings in Danny's work in his 'Artist's Statement' here.

Also holding a BA(Hons) Degree from the Kent Institute of Art and Design, at Canterbury, Val's main preoccupation in her own work is photography focusing on two main areas - the natural world about us and portraiture, especially that of young teenage girls, most of whom started as youngsters at her art classes and who are now on the cusp of adulthood and the changing gaze that this casting off of the mantel of childhood brings! Photography Page

Danny's CV  & Val's CV

Novus Art Studio and Gallery was established in 1996 by two Fine Art graduates from the Kent Institute of Art and Design at Canterbury, Val Carcary-Green and Dan Green. After several moves over the course of the next five years we have been, since 2001, located in pleasant rural surroundings at Manor Farm in Wateringbury, near Maidstone in Kent. Whilst keeping the studio on, we have since the end of 2011 lived in Northern France in the Pas de Calais department at Aire-Sur-La-Lys, near St. Omer and Arras, a lovely small town, surrounded by rivers and canals.

Baillage, Aire

Well established locally in the West Malling and Maidstone area we decided that we would keep running our ever popular art classes for both adults and children at Manor Farm. Living in France meant we had to reorganise the classes which were held throughout the week, and we now concentrate them Thursdays to Saturday, commuting through the Channel Tunnel.

We provide quality instruction, in all styles, in drawing, watercolour, oils, pastels and acrylics, in a relaxed informal atmosphere, from beginners to those who are more experienced. With groups of 4 - 7 only, we maximise the personal attention each student gets, which with the two of us in attendance means virtually one-to-one attention.

The children's classes are principally held on Saturdays are especially popular, with a waiting list of eager young artists willing to demonstrate their skills, and with many having started at the age of 8 or 9 carrying on until they complete GCSE's, A Levels and beyond in some cases! See here for more information about the classes.

Below on the left, we see the entrance to the studio taken from the garden and here on the right we have a view inside the studio showing the paints, canvases and framing service we offer

Studio exteriorStudio interior

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Novus Studio, Manor Farm, Wateringbury, Maidstone, Kent ME18 5PP, UK
Tel: +44 (0) 1622 816896