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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.

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