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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.

Granada Market
Irises on the Heath
Sunlit Study
Pointers at Old Hunstanton
Moorish Interior
Candlelit Study
A Certain Smile
Nightlife Buenos Aires
Edwardian Sisters (2)
Henry's Day Out
At 17
Troubadours on the Cam
Building in La Boca
Malta 1924
Tango Dancers
Edwardian Angel
Redhead in Shades
Freckle Face
Redhaired Girl
Umbrella Shop Honfleur
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