Nicola Hepworth (née Whitelaw) MA PGCE  

Born in London, lives in London Fields, Hackney, East London. 

Studied at :

Chelsea College of Art and Design, Foundation Course,1989-1990 

Edinburgh University and Edinburgh College of Art, Fine Art MA ( Hons)1990-95

Institute of Education, PGCE, 1997-98

Essential School of Painting, Postgraduate Course: "The Bigger Picture"                      with BobandRoberta Smith 2017-18

Teaching and Art Education

Teacher of Art in London Secondary schools 1998-2019

I have been teaching KS3, GCSE and A level Art since 1997. I also have experience of home tutoring for A Level, of running workshops in schools, museums and at festivals and community events. I can face-paint to a professional standard and have worked as a face -painter. I am also qualified to teach History of Art and have experience of teaching what was the AQA A level syllabus. 


2020 Vision:100 Years of Justice: Magistrates Association Centenary Exhibition

(Currently Online at

Gallery show: 5th-11th October 2021


D Contemporary

23 Grafton Street, W1

November- December 2020: Autumn Salon, Candid Arts Trust, London

July 2020:  Portrait of Dr Emma Young included in: Healthcare Heroes, a Google Arts and Culture online exhibition, and also published in Bloomsbury book: Portraits for NHS Heroes. Initiative started by Tom Croft. 


November- December 2019: View From the Art Room, solo exhibition at Gnome House, Walthamstow


October 11th-20th 2019 City Life at Candid Arts Trust , London


June 1st-16th 2019 Draw, Paint, Teach, Repeat : solo exhibition at Walthamstow Central Library; part of the E17 Art Trail.

January 7th- Feb 13th  2019

Practising What I TeachSolo Exhibition at Omnibus Theatre, Clapham:


June 2018 23.4 Degrees at Mile End Pavillion

June 2017 Mudlarkers Pop Up, Whitstable

July 2014 Childwickbury Art Fair

June 2011 Blue at Cultivate, Vyner Street

April 2011 Pigs, Dogs, Barbeques, Toys at Artefact , Windmill Street.

1997 Speaking in Tongues ( solo show) at The Masons Arms , Battersea Park Road.

1996 Art in Academia, London