Cathy Burkinshaw - Painter
I work in a studio in East Finchley where I paint in watercolour and oils. Also I enjoy using pastels and ink I do commissions for portraits and buildings (in oils or water colours) One of my favourite sources of inspiration is birds!!! Their grace and serenity have a calming effect, as do the beautiful trees in Highgate woods.
The exhibition in Lauderdale House in Highgate with the Highgate Watercolour Group started on Friday the 2nd November and will be on for the whole of November.
As Lauderdale House is used for a variety of events, the house will not be open on the Saturdays and one or two other days may be closed so it would be best to phone first.
Next week the EFO are mounting an exhibition entitles 50 / 50 in the Scientific Institute in Highgate, 11 South Grove in Pond Square. There is free parking in Highgate from 12 noon every week day and all day on the Sundays. 50 / 50 is a great theme with so many interpretations!! I have submitted 3 pictures - one is a watercolour entitles Light and Shade of pots I saw on a wall in Spain, another watercolour of a fence with silver birch behind and an acrylic painting from one of my many skiing holidays!
Do look at my blog - I did a blog on the Highgate Watercolour Private View - the evening was great, crowded out with enthusiastic visitors, and 50 pictures were sold!! (I was delighted to sell 6)
I am busy with 2 more EFOA exhibitions - Park-Life which will be in February in Stephen's House in London N3, and Prima Vera which will be in the Barbican in March.
In between getting pictures ready for these exhibitions I have various commissions, one of which is to paint an appropriate picture for the cover of Buzz - the Highgate Society's quarterly magazine - a local scene of Highgate of course!!!