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This watercolour is based on a photograph of an old hat around the turn of the century. I felt a wistfulness about it and decided to put the hat on a figure. The warmth of the colours I decided to use contrast with the feeling.
I was born in Barnsley, Yorkshire in 1926. I taught languages at Filton Tecnical College in Bristol all my working life.
When I retired I devoted my time to studying art which has always been my main interest. I studied at the Open College of Art for two years, followed by another two years at Marlborough College with the same tutor. I then studied for a year with the London College of Art where I received a Distinction. Further courses in Spain gave me a new impulse into using vivid colours and patterns within natural forms.
I have been blind in one eye since the age of forty and recently have had problems with my good eye. Some of these paintings that l’m showing in LumiArts are a celebration of returned good sight.
I work in oils, oil pastels, chalk pastels, pen and ink, water-colour and encaustic waxes.
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