Our Team

Debbie Dean

Debbie is the founder member of Art Start. She has extensive experience working with children and young people in education establishments and the community and is responsible for the day to day running of Art Start.

Specialist art forms include:

  • murals
  • mosaics
  • glasswork
  • crafts
  • props and set making

 Sam Dean

Sam is a musician and artist, he has developed his skills and knowledge working with Art Start for the past 8 years.

Specialist art forms include:

  • props and set construction
  • murals
  • mosaics
  • festival and street theatre performance

Associate Artists

Dean Blunkell

Dean has extensive experience working in theatre and costume design as well as community arts with children, young people and adults.

Specialist art forms include:

  • production design
  • costume design
  • props and set making
  • garden design and creation

Nigel Kellaway

Nigel is a film maker and graphic designer with extensive experience of working in the areas of youth and community film making.

Specialist art forms include:

  • film making
  • animation
  • graphic design
  • website design