About Sozo Arts
In August 2013 Kit and Samantha Jennings embarked on the biggest journey of their life…they left their native home in Bristol, UK to set up Sozo Arts in Portugal. It had been their life long goal to host arts holidays in a beautiful and sunny location.
“The local life, light and colour here in Portugal attracted us to the Silver Coast. There is something wonderful about the charm, measured pace of life and the warm hospitality of the people.” – Samantha Jennings
Samantha has been a professional choreographer, ballet teacher and mentor (RAD) for many years, directing UK national award winning first dance company Beaus & Belles. Her second joy is art and Samantha holds an art degree from the OU as well as more recently a PGCert Ed LLUK (college teacher) in arts. Samantha co hosts and leads some of the art courses particularly with an interest in expressive painting (acrylic), colour theories, mixed media. She continues to develop an interest in photography and film.
Kit is an accomplished painter (oil, acrylic) who has more recently created works in the medium of watercolour. He is a professional teacher (PGCertEd) and his enthusiasm and patience in helping beginners and improvers is particularly evident. Kit has exhibited and sold his own work internationally in Bristol, St Albans, Cheltenham and Caldas da Rainha in Portugal. Many of his wonderful artworks are displayed in the house and art studio for the inspiration of our students. He is developing in film and photography too.
“I have found my spiritual home in Portugal, and I delight in sharing this little piece of paradise with all who come to stay here.” – Kit Jennings