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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.

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