Denise Hawthorne BA.
My studio in Welton was built in 1859, the village Methodist Chapel for many decades then a school room. It is now my studio, technology free, a quiet, welcoming space in which to work and teach.
I taught Art and Design for many years, first at a Lincoln Comprehensive school then delivering A level art at Lincoln College for eight years before I retired.
I trained as a printmaker, woodcut, silkscreen and etching. I joined Lincolnshire Artists’ at this time and these are some of my early contributions to the annual exhibitions.
We walk the dogs through many Lincolnshire woods, nowhere reflects the seasons better.
Every city has it’s own special character and atmosphere, and need people to bring it to life.
Painting water is always a challenge- trying to capture luminous light in still reflections or the power of waves at sea…
When I first moved to Lincolnshire from my native Lancashire I missed the hills and dramatic landscape. Over the years though, this county has grown on me… we live in large skies and can see across to far horizons…
Some of my landscape paintings featuring the wide open horizon and skies…
I undertook a second degree in Fine Art whilst teaching at Ancaster high school- I enjoyed the painting and drawing modules but particularly enjoyed the critical and historical studies and the opportunities that evolved through mixed media work.
I start a new sketch book/journal every January… highlights of 2019 will be painting in the Scottish highlands and a (working) cruise to Iceland.
I have a solo show during April 2019 in the Riverhead Gallery at Louth Riverhead Theatre.