Lot 234 - Anne-Marie Butlin - Sweet Peas
Watercolour on paper
Signed on Verso
This auction is raising proceeds for St Wilfrid's Hospice Eastbourne
I live in Crouch End, North London, and paint full-time in my garden studio.
All my work is essentially an attempt to make a beautiful, uplifting image. In both my garden and still life paintings I hope to convey the character of different flowers and the unique feeling they can create in a space, the strong structures and often the sheer joyfulness of their appearance. I try to capture the sense of calm that flowers can give us; a chance to contemplate and meditate, and remember our connection with the natural world.
Portrait/figure paintings are likewise an attempt to capture quiet transitory moments; recording a moment of childhood or the unique shape of a body or face before it changes forever.
My work combines strong traditional technical skill with quite a modern sensibility and I find they appeal to a wide range of people; working just as well in a simple modern interior as in a period home.
Harrow College of Art: Foundation Course
Loughborough College of Art: Fine Art BA Hons
Middlesex University: PGCE Art and Design
1995 – Present
Thackeray Gallery, Kensington
Anna-Mei Chadwick Gallery, Fulham
Linda Blackstone Gallery, London
The Haberdashery, Crouch End, London
Beside the Wave Gallery, Falmouth
Brian Sinfield Gallery, Burford
The Royal Academy Summer Exhibition
ING Discerning Eye
Annual exhibitions of The Royal Society of Portrait Painters, The Royal Watercolour Society and The Royal Society of British Artists.
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