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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.

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