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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.

Views of Cottenham:  No. 315 (sunny)
drystone wall
The Mona Les
Toto, I've a feeling we're not in Kansas any more
No. 111.jpg
Peacock
Door Furniture
Christmas card
Fern and Games
Stink
Number 315.jpg
Bamboozled
Ouse and Ahs
Ilkley Moor
map301_stitch.jpg
map169_stitch.jpg
Grimace
Gt Ouse and Ahs
map157_stitch-001.jpg
map147_stitch.jpg
Pearly Gates
Views of Cottenham:  No. 216A
Always Look on the Bright Side
Jack in Paradise
Painting 1.jpg
Bryn in 3D
Sally.jpg
All That Glisters is not Gault
Digital Portrait
Neighbours2.jpg
Intruder
A Picturesque Cottage.JPG
Old Bloke in Paradise.jpg