Artists who run UK Fluid Art Events are Chris Schneider and Julie Vatcher. Both have years of experience in fluid art, marketing and both regularly teach and exhibit in their local areas.

Chris Schneider

Chris’ formal background in art started with a Foundation in Arts based in Worthing and she went on to complete a degree in Graphic Design at Nottingham. She set up own graphic design business in 1997 but stopped in 2019 so she could concentrate on painting full time. 

In February 2020, Chris set up a YouTube channel, on which she publishes videos to show how she creates her paintings along with tutorial videos. When the channel was set-up, it was under the name ‘criSam Acrylic Pouring’ but this was changed in September 2021 to ‘ChrisSchneider.Art’.

In 2021, Chris started running Abstracted Landscape courses using fluid art. Chris finds these courses great fun to do and she finds it a joy to pass onto people her love of this art technique.

Chris is very influenced by the countryside of Sussex where she lives. She loves creating abstracted landscapes of these areas and incorporates the wonderful shapes of fluid art with brush work and mark making. Chris is trying to capture the atmosphere of moments, the never-ending skies and sense of space. It’s all about contrasts, whether it is light and dark or colour contrasts. The majority of Chris’ work is based on landscapes however she also loves creating abstract paintings, playing with colour and shapes.

September 2023, Chris took part in the first ever UK Fluid Art Event. She helped organise this along with fellow artists, Julie Vatcher and Monique Oliver and taught flip cup landscape workshops. Chris has a selection of work at Gallery 35 in Cranbrook and belongs to the Sussex Arts Collective and shows her work at Gallery Uno in Seaford. Chris is joining the Southdown Artists as a guest artist at the end of March for their group show “Same Eye, different Sky”. In June, Chris will taking part in the South East Open Studios.

"Fluid art is such a fun art technique, it's always fascinating seeing all the fantastic shapes appear before your eyes."
Chris Schneider

Julie Vatcher

Julie has always been drawn to creativity, as soon as she could pick up a pencil and began to draw. She studied art and graphics in the late 1980’s, in the days of drawing boards and thick Pantone markers, conveying an idea onto paper was mandatory. Drawing, understanding colour, composition, typography, photography and print have been the foundation of her career as an artist.

In 2018 she took a teaching qualification in order to deliver workshops from her studio in Dorset and in 2020 she set up a YouTube channel to record her journey into the world of Fluid Art. 

Julie began painting full time during COVID, her paintings flow with the seasons and depict landscapes, seascapes and wild flowers. She uses a combination of techniques, including fluid art and brush work, drawing inspiration from the wonderful area in which she lives. 

In September 2023 along with Chris and Monique Oliver she helped organise and deliver the first UK Fluid Art Event, which was a huge success, teaching pearl pours. Julie is a member of Dorset Visual Arts and is taking part in Dorset Arts Weeks with Otter Gallery Wimborne in June 2024, as well as exhibiting at Highcliffe Food and Arts Festival and Weymouth Food and Family Festival during June and July.

Julie Vatcher Fluid Artist
"I love to share the process of fluid art, its fun, accessible for everyone and highly addictive"
Julie Vatcher
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