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Stunning Paintings with Retro China!

This week we had a short break in one of favourite places - The Cotswolds. We always visit Cirencester as this is where we had our honeymoon. One of the nicest places to visit is The Brewery Arts Centre, it is full of beautiful original art, and you can see artists at work in their studios too. We came across Tracey Elphick's studio and were immediately drawn to her work as alongside her gorgeous landscape paintings, she had created several still life's of retro china.

We popped in and stayed chatting for about an hour, mainly because I couldn't stop looking at her use of colour and texture. Tracey's paintings really draw your eye in and then hold it. I would have loved to buy a series of her seascape paintings if I had a large enough wall to hold them all!   As it was we decided upon a still life, as this had several items in it which we recognised as being in our own collection of vintage china - A duck egg blue Sadler jug and a Midwinter Sienna plate, and then the kind of cup I would buy for the yay retro! shop

Other paintings included Portmeirion and Orla Kiely pieces. Tracey told us that she studied Fine Art at Falmouth Art College specialising in Painting. She says she is always experimenting with a variety of media, and although her still life's are in oils, she and has become fascinated by the use of text and paper collage - particularly for her landscape work. This is built up in layers combining collage, acrylic paint and acrylic inks using a range of techniques to apply the media.  Why not pop over to Tracey Elphick's website now to see her work?
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