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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.

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