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Rob Ellis

Watercolour
Cottenham

Having last “done art” at primary school around 1960, I have come to painting untrained and rather late on in life;   I apply watercolour paints using brushes and dip-pens and I realise I tend to “draw” with watercolour rather than “paint”;  I’m afraid I like to take control and not let the paint do its own thing on the paper.  I also like to challenge myself by varying my subject matter – landscape, townscape, portraiture, animal portraiture, house portraiture(!) and anything else that takes my fancy - so that I don’t find myself channelled down just one gutter.

 I spent my earlier life teaching and directing teaching in English language schools in this country and in Spain, Egypt and Korea – I have a Masters in Applied Linguistics - and then switched career to become a furniture-restorer and polisher, the job I still do.  I also design and make acoustic guitars.  I live and work in Cottenham, which features in some of my recent paintings.

Neighbours2.jpg
Old Bloke in Paradise.jpg
Views of Cottenham No. 216A
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No. 111.jpg
Number 315.jpg
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Views of Cottenham:  No. 216A
Ilkley Moor
The Cambridge Buff?
Views of Cottenham:  No. 315 (sunny)
Jack in Paradise
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