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Vivienne Machell

Acrylic mainly

I attended an art foundation course at Portsmouth in the late 60's then studied Fashion and Textiles at Nottingham.  Before my retirement in 2010 I was an active member of the Guild of Silk Painters.  After retiring I decided to concentrate  on traditional painting and now exhibit my work regularly in Hertfordshire and Cambridgeshire.

I especially love painting portraits and tend to use photographs because I like the element of control.   Most of my paintings are of people I know very well so I am able to improve or adapt the original image.  I also like to paint interesting buildings, urban scenes and am about to turn my attention to still life.  I try to convey a sense of presence  whatever the subject.  Light, Colour, tone and texture are all important to me.

India 1928
Granada Market
Backstreet Rome
Candlelit Study
At 17
Edwardian Angel
Malta 1924
Palma Cathedral
Day Trip 1924
Building in La Boca
Redhead in Shades
Henry's Day Out
A Certain Smile
Umbrella Shop Honfleur
Sunlit Study
Irises on the Heath
Troubadours on the Cam
Freckle Face
Malta 1927
Karpatia Brasserie Budapest