Jon Sephton | Tutor for your art holiday in France
Jon Sephton

A dedicated sketcher, professional artist and UK qualified teacher, Jon will help you learn or develop your drawing and painting skills.

Jon studied art and ceramics as part of an education degree at the University of Sunderland, then Graphic Design at Newcastle College. Jon left teaching in the mid 1990’s to establish a graphic design and illustration business working with local, national and international brands.

Jon has always been an active artist, exhibiting and selling work in the UK before moving to France permanently in 2016. Now running Galerie JS in Monflanquin, his paintings in watercolour, acrylic and oils are in private collections all over the world.



Diane and Eric Anthonissen | Owners of Chateau LadausseDiane Anthonissen moved to Paris in 2005 from the USA thanks to a job offer her husband,  Eric, received.  With a background in biology/chemistry and an MBA, Diane decided to follow her true passion by following  intensive and formal culinary arts training at the Ecole Supérieure de Cuisine Française (Ecole Gregoire Ferrandi).  She also worked and interned at Hélène Darroze, L’Atelier de Robuchon and Stohrer in Paris, and Au Fin Gourmet in Pau, plus many other smaller restaurants in Paris.  In 2009, Diane decided to create Paris Cooking Company, working as a freelance chef — which allowed her to exercise her craft in a creative and highly interactive way. In early 2014 she and Eric traded city living for the countryside of southwest France , where they opened  their joint company, Château Ladausse SARL.

Eric Anthonissen, a Belgian national and engineer by trade, worked over 30 years in large multinational companies, mostly in Petrochemicals, in 8 different countries. In 2011 he decided to follow his own passion and earned a degree in oenology from the University of Bordeaux (Diplôme Universitaire d’Initiation à l’Oenologie). Eric’s love of the countryside, history and wine fits their new adventure perfectly at Château Ladausse. His enthusiasm for the outdoors has also resulted in a well-cared for property and in the creation of a beautiful vegetable garden that produces organic food that ends up in Diane's cooking. Eric's goal is to make sure people are comfortable and that their experience is unique.