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I love to paint from places I have visited… the rich textured fields of Lincolnshire where I live, the beautiful light on Northumberland beaches, the bright colours of Cornwall.

I taught Art and Design in a large comprehensive school for many years then spent the last eight years of my teaching career as Head of Art at Lincoln College. Although I enjoyed working with the young students it has been a real luxury, since I retired, to concentrate on producing my own work. I have a sketchbook and a camera with me when I’m out and about and these notes and studies form the basis of larger acrylic paintings back in my studio.

I teach two adult classes a week in my studio in Welton and hold occasional full day workshops. Please visit my website www.denisehawthorne.com or e-mail me on den.crataegus@talktalk.net  for further information.