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Gertie Young RWS | Acrylic Gouache, Collage on Card | 10 x 10 inches

“There is a robin living in my garden and whenever I am working he likes to come and watch what is happening.  If I look up he is inevitably close by on a twig or hopping about in front of me.  His bright eye criticises my efforts which he says could be better.  In this painting he stands proudly on an ochre napkin.  His puffed out chest and cocky stance asks a question about the possibility of sharing some crumbs. In the foreground the comforting depths of a Cornishware mug and it’s contents seem to indicate that soon we will both be taking a break.

I have painted since I was a child, spending my time making sense of the world through my paintings.  I attended Hornsey Art College and after leaving followed a number of careers – deputy registrar and business analyst among them as well as being a mother.  During this time I continued to paint and following my retirement I started to paint full-time, entering competitions and finally becoming a member and treasurer of the Royal Watercolour Society.    I live in South London and my inspiration comes from the things I see around me or when I’m walking or travelling.” Gertie Young

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