Eric Mannella is an award-winning Canadian artist and co-founder of Atelier de Bresoles. He has an MFA cum laude from the New York Academy of Art and a BFA from York University in Toronto. Mr. Mannella is the recipient of a Forbes Foundation Travel Grant and the Prince of Wales Scholarship from the Prince of Wales Foundation. He also recieved a merit scholarship from the New York Academy. Mr. Mannella was featured in the 2007 documentary film L'Art du Nu; he has given artist talks and painting demonstrations at Concordia University, S.U.N.Y. New Paltz, and Algonquin College. Mr. Mannella is related to Sir William Orpen, an important portrait artist of Irish descent, active in London in the early 20th century.
Allana Benham is a contemporary figurative painter and co-founder of Atelier de Bresoles. She has an MFA cum laude from the New York Academy of Art and a BA with honors in Museum Studies from Brown University, and studied landscape painting at the Florence Academy. Ms. Benham has taught specialized courses at Ubisoft and given lectures and demonstrations at Algonquin College, S.U.N.Y. New Paltz, and the Beaconsfield Art Association. She is a specialist in artistic anatomy. She has attended dissections and surgeries for her anatomical research, and is currently preparing a book for publication.