Wendy Whitaker

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I find inspiration in the great outdoors but specifically in the human form, looking closely at portraiture and anatomy, and I have a real fascination for the various structures of the body, from skeleton, muscles and nerves to drape and detail of clothing worn.  I am currently studying for a Foundation Diploma in Art and Design at West Dean College, Chichester and enjoying the wide variety of teaching on offer there. Recently I was granted a sabbatical from work and amongst other activities, studied fashion illustration at Central Saint Martins, which enhanced my work in costume design for school productions.

I now have more time to focus on painting and drawing, and enjoy reading about the history of Art. My favourite period is from the mid 19th century, Pre Raphaelite paintings of Millais and Maddox Brown to Textile prints and designs produced in the early 1930’s. 

You’ll often find me in galleries scrutinizing the techniques and skills of the old masters, and then rushing home to try to replicate them in order to improve my own practice.