I live in Kenilworth and create my paintings at home in my studio. I was not art-trained and, in fact, did not start painting until I retired when I joined a local art class and literally started from the beginning!
I am inspired by photographs of people, places and life and I most enjoy painting in acrylic or oil with my palette knife. I find this gives a slightly broken effect to the strokes which I find difficult to achieve with brushes. However, I also paint in watercolour and often take this medium on holiday as I can pack everything I need into one bag!
I now attend Warwickshire College where I am continually inspired and encouraged by the wonderful artists and tutors in the group.
In 2019 I first took part in Warwickshire Open Studios and in 2020 I had two paintings accepted for the Society of Women Artists Annual Open Exhibition Online. During lockdown I exhibited three paintings in Temperance Cafe, Leamington Spa, one of which was sold.
I hope you will enjoy looking at my work. I have greetings cards and prints for sale, and paintings of various sizes, some on paper, some on canvas and even some on board. Please get in touch if you would like further information on any of the pictures. Pictures can also be framed if desired.
My website address is:- chrisemsleyart.today