I grew up in an artistic community, my mother was an artist and art teacher and my father was an architect. We lived in a large old Victorian house in Bromley and used the ground floor and part of the first floor as art studios and a pottery, known as Shortlands Studios.
The studio hosted pottery and painting classes for all, including for the local children on saturday mornings. We had our own artist in residence, Peter Midgley, a Prix de Rome award winner and muralist, who taught at the nearby Ravensbourne School of Art and design. His studio was at our house, on the ground floor, a fascinating place to visit as children.
With all the comings and goings of galleries, agents, fellow artists etc, I decided to escape to the City of London, to earn my living there in finance and accountancy and only returned to creating art in about 1995. Now, twenty plus years later, this journey has begun to lead me to new and exciting places. I am a Cultural Ambassador for the Turner Contemporary Gallery, Margate and was recently elected Chairman of our local Art Group.
Here are some views of my set up – sometimes in the studio, and at other times, out of doors in the sunshine, which is where I prefer to work.
Other processes include cutting quality mounts for the watercolours, to show them at their best, and choosing suitable frames for exhibitions.
I want all my paintings to arrive in tip top condition, every time, so everything is wrapped securely and flat, between two strong boards, in a waterproof envelope and all parcels are tracked and signed for on arrival.
” I bought a picture of Snowdonia for my husband for our 26th wedding anniversary. It is a really beautiful painting, evoking memories of our North Wales ‘home’. Just wonderful to look at now that we live in London. Thanks” Cathy – London
All my paintings are unique, original, one off creations. Some are painted from nature and others are from my imagination.
I have priced them all to sell, so I can continue to make more, and remember, when I’m gone, prices will undoubtedly soar. So do us both a favour and buy now!
Come and join me on this journey, and let me show you how to Draw and Paint like a pro! It’s how I taught myself to Draw, and how my Paintings began to sell.
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