Special Guests

Jonathaon Marc Mendes

Jonathon Marc Mendes

It gives us great pleasure to tell you, that joining us not only on the Saturday but for the whole weekend, is the one and only Jonathon Marc Mendes.

Jonathon will be on stage both days doing what he does best, demoing his amazing paint techniques, you won’t want to miss it.


You will also be able to find him on his Painted Love and Saltwash stand, where you pick his brains about all things paint.

Tickets are selling fast so don’t miss out.

Since Jonathon Marc Mendes became Annie Sloan’s most popular Painter in Residence early in 2017, his paintbrush hasn’t touched the ground!

His furniture painting is widely acknowledged as ‘extraordinary’, a master of different styles and genres, delighting and surprising his audience with his sheer creativity and originality.


His eye for colour, bespoke paint mixes and quick and easy ‘furniture painting hacks’ have seen him develop a huge global community around the world, where Facebook and Instagram followers have become friends, all hungry for his next project.

Jonathon’s passion for inspiring others and for working paint in new, unique ways ensures he is in demand worldwide to share his original techniques as well as host masterclasses and workshops for interior designers, professional painters, paint stockists and those who just love to paint.

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Beki Doig

We're also delighted to announce that Jonathon Marc Mendes' official tour photographer Beki Doig will be joining us at Paintstock 2020 to capture the highlights of the event and offer you super show day specials for headshots for your own social media.

Beki is a super talented professional photographer and videographer with a raw contemporary style that really suits the Paintstock vibe. She specialises in music events and creative brands and businesses producing amazing scroll stopping images that get results.

This is all her work on Jonathon's latest blog. She has this habit of making everyone look amazing without them noticing!



Find her on


We will be trying to release a booking timetable for those who want photographing on the day. Booking only available to ticket holders or confirmed stall holders.

Sarah Pelley

Sarah will be one of the guest speakers at PaintStock 2020.  She is an amazing lady and a fountain of knowledge when it comes to all things paint and social media.

She is definitely someone you're going to want to see in July, Sarah will giving business focused social media talks on both days and we are very grateful she is able to come and share her wisdom.

Find her at
Facebook - Home Revival
Instagram - home_revival


Hi I'm Sarah,

I'm a mother to 3 and a grandmother to 1 and count them as my greatest accomplishment.

I'm a business owner, entrepreneur, paint enthusiast and Blogger.  I've been learning my trade in paint splattered clothes for over 12 years. I've been hungry for knowledge in my chosen industry and love to learn everything I can …….
Ok ok so I'm slightly obsessed, but in a good way!

Teaching has been the biggest surprise for me in all this, I never thought it would be something I would enjoy but it’s the best part of my job!! I love it. I also teach Facebook strategies to over 300 women in the creative industry. I love encouraging other women to follow their passion and calling, and it’s been a calling to bring women together.

I’ve been a speaker at three different Conferences, teaching simple Social Media Strategies to grow your online audience. I am also running the First UK’s Furniture Painting Conference this year with kate Holt and look forward to that adventure.

I truly love my job and realise not many people get to do what they love for a living , I wake up every day and count my blessings and know I'm one of the lucky ones.

Sarah X

Sam Clark

Let us also introduce Sam Clark of Sam Clark Coaching.

So you can paint furniture, but do you know how to run a business??

The amazing Sam Clark will be hitting the stage on both Saturday and Sunday to help you grow your business..

Do not miss your chance to let this lady inspire you.

"Sam Clark always knew marketing was the career for her after taking part in a focus group when she was 15. She was intrigued that a business of that size, wanted to understand its customer, and develop products to suit their needs; rather than create a product and hope somebody would buy it.

Her first foray into the business world came in the shape of her Saturday job at an independent town centre newsagents. The owner taught her about the importance of customer appeal, how a well merchandised shop would attract your audience, and encourage sales.

Sam obtained her qualifications in business and marketing and entered the corporate world. She worked for over 20 years with European DIY Giants in the home interiors sector. She was responsible for developing paint and wallcoverings brands, implementing marketing strategies and managing circa £80 million of sales.

After leaving the corporate world Sam launched her own furniture and kitchen painting business. She used her sales and marketing experience to tap into the minds and hearts of her clients. She knew it was crucial to understand what they needed, and provide products and services to help them achieve their dreams. This approach gained her a portfolio of loyal customers across the UK.

Whilst running her business Sam became involved in large online painting communities. She could see talented women within the industry who were struggling to make a profit. She wanted to help them value themselves and recognise the value of their work. During this time she became the go to person for pricing advice.

In the Summer of 2019 she launched her coaching business to help as many female furniture painters get, seen, get heard and get sales!

She also created a private Facebook group where she shares tips and advice on running a profitable business. A safe environment for female furniture painters to meet, chat and share all things painty or otherwise.

If you’d like to find out more about Sam and join her club you can find her here:

Nicky Cash

The very talented Nicky will be hitting the stage on Saturday and Sunday, sharing her skills with you and showing you her talent.


If you want to check her out then here’s where you can find her- 









Nicky Cash from Done up North specialises in re-designing vintage furniture elevating pieces to a new level with distinctive original designs featuring Modern and Art Deco geometric designs often created by hand with masking tape. 

She regularly shares online advice to inspire interiors lovers, DIY enthusiasts and aspiring Professionals alike with Modern Luxe style upcycling through her Members Facebook group, personal blog and her Instagram account. 


Nicky is based in Leeds where she runs sell out furniture upcycling workshops, teaches refinishing techniques and stocks leading refinishing products such as Fusion Mineral Paint and General Finishes in the North’s first dedicated Upcycling Studio. 


She has done live demonstrations on stage at Grand Designs Live at ExCeL and the NEC, the Handmade & Upcycled Market and has written articles for Reloved Magazine and has been featured in Reclaim magazine. She has exhibited at the leading interior Design show Decorex International and is an Associate of the House of Upcycling and an ambassador of its industry partnership with British Institute of Interior Designers. 


Her work has been recognised by General Finishes in their International Competition winning the ‘Modern Love’ category for her re-design of a 1960s Formica sideboard. She was the winner of two awards in the Fliprunway Awards at the end of 2019 - the first Furniture Refinishing industry awards for the UK - picking up Technical Refinishing Artist of the Year and Wood Refinishing Artist of the Year.  


She has recently just become the first UK guest tutor in Jonathon Marc Mendes Painted Love Academy and will also be making several appearances on the Upcycling stage at the forthcoming Ideal Home Show at Olympia this Spring.

Cait Whitson

It is an absolute honour to announce that Cait Whitson of Whitsons and Carte Blanche Decorative Painters will be joining us and you at PaintStock 2020!


Cait is a real fountain of knowledge and has helped many a furniture refinisher over the years. Her in depth knowledge of products and finishes can only be achieved by years in the industry- this lady knows her stuff.


We will be welcoming Cait on stage to do live demonstrations and we can watch the master at work.



Whitson's branded products are developed by decorators and artisans for decorators and artisans.

Their carefully curated range has emerged from quality technical excellence and includes eco paints and plaster products.



CEO Cait Whitson and husband Gibson Donaldson are both highly experienced professional decorators and experts in specialist paint finishes and together with paint chemist Nick Dubbels, who has over twenty years experience of working in the surface coatings industry, have created and curated a superlative specialist range that goes beyond what is available on the High Street.

Cait and Gibson are also educators with decades of experience and knowledge of their craft which they are passing onto a new community of decorators and furniture refinishers. They not only offer a unique collection of products, they further support their customers with in-depth business and creative knowledge in their fields of expertise.

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