Manuela Pilz was born in Berlin, Germany and then grew up in Sydney, Australia. Since then she has lived in the UK, Portugal and Spain. She completed her Fine Art Bachelor Degree at Sheffield Hallam University, where she studied painting and printmaking with Anne Grebby.
She also completed her teacher training at Greenwich Universtiy and taught English to International students which has greatly influenced her teaching style. Since then she has taught art in the UK, Portugal, Spain and Australia at university, primary and secondary school level.
In 2020 Manuela started her private artschool The Drawing Room on the Gold Coast and online and conducts weekend workshops as well as 5 day retreats in Queensland and Northern NSW. Manuela’s newest endeavour is to create The Drawing Academy for Young Artists to give an opportunity to young serious aspiring artists to fully develop their drawing.
Her passion has always been drawing and painting the figure from life and portraiture. Today Manuela most of her time in Tasmania where she continues to do her portraiture but is now working on her landscape painting. She regularly visits family in Queensland in the winter and conducts winter workshops there.