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Shirley Spottiswoode

Water colours, acrylics, oil pastels, inks

Painting and printmaking: these are the breath of life to me. As a painter, I have been hugely influenced by Vincent Lines, my tutor at Art School. Later I was inspired by my Guide, Philosopher and Friend, Archie Sutter Watt with whom I used to paint during the many years I lived in Galloway.  His influences, among others were William Gillies and John Piper and I feel their legacy and his all the time. Landscapes and familiar objects are my subject matter.  Light in landscape is a primary interest.  I love good draughtsman ship and clear colour. I seem mostly to work using mixed media; water colours, acrylics, oil pastels and ink, which are all the means to an end.

 

Promenade at Amalfi
Still Life with Green Apples
White Flowers in Christina's Jug
Scafell
Fishing Boats at Hastings
Pink Lilies in a Striped Jug
The Cuillins from Elgol, Isle of Skye
Apartments at Amalfi
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