Quirky Houses & Villages
MY QUIRKY HOUSES
"As a child I loved to draw and paint, and would often paint a house with a pretty garden, flowers in the garden and always a garden path. Sometime a cat would be sat in the garden or I would paint my mother and myself, or my brother playing games in the garden. There were always flowers, particularly daisies, in my paintings. My houses nearly always had a fence.
A few years ago whilst travelling in France and Belgium I saw some houses in a little row. All the roof tops were at different levels and all of them a different colour. All the little doors were bright blues, reds and yellows.
Suddenly I saw images from my childhood, these houses were just like the ones I used to draw. There was even a little cat sat on the doorstep, the flowers and the fence!
I just couldn't wait to paint them and as my husband was driving I naturally had a problem trying to draw and paint whilst on the move. On arrival at our destination I couldnt believe how quirky and cute these houses looked and my husband loved them!
I have now been painting these memories and adapting them to real houses that we see in all our villages and towns and I have tried to paint them as I remember painting as a child, simple, direct images. Gradually, over a period of time the images have evolved in to the slightly quirky, wonky style that seems to work well with the brightly coloured inks that I use."
Please note: The prices quoted are for unmounted, unframed work. Please email me on firstname.lastname@example.org for prices on mounted and framed work and for delivery details.
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