Welcome to my art site.
I am a North East of England watercolour and pastel artist . I studied art at A level until 1973 (then went into a career of social work, youth support and management until I took early retirement 2011). I didn't paint again until 2002 when I joined Houghton Art Club where I am now secretary. www.houghtonartclub.weebly.com (click on this for link to site).
I am also a member of Hetton Art Club.
I am inspired by the luminescence and strength of Pre Raphaelite colours and the power of Turner skies. I enjoy the fluidity and translucence of watercolour and the flow and speed of pastel. I challenge myself to paint all different subjects but love painting watercolour flowers and pastel landscapes and animals. Most of my paintings are painted either directly from the subject or from photos I have taken of subjects I love, (unless otherwise stated).
I paint as a volunteer at Beamish Museum Pit Village and the 1950s Village (in costume with the Beamish Art Group ) . I am there October 16th at the 1950s village, November 6th at the pit village and 20th at the 1950s and December 11th at the pit village.
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