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.
My holiday in June was painting in Umbria, a region of Italy completely new to me. The wonderful undulating countryside laid out like beautiful woven carpets, the Umbrian Hills changing colour from pale blue to a deep purple during the day, the olive groves and vineyards - I'm completely hooked and can't wait to go again next summer!
I have uploaded some of my paintings onto this site.
Two wonderful weekends for the EFO Open House Weekends! My second year and really just as much fun as my first time last year.
We had almost a hundred visitors per day - again some coming from far afield, this year we had visitors from South of the river - Dulwich and Carshalton as well as the Lake District and Manchester. I'm already looking forward to taking part again in 2018.
I will be taking part in the Pinto Rapido event at the end of July weather permitting! This is a fun event - registration is first thing on the Saturday morning in Chelsea Town Hall - painting all day in Chelsea and South Kensington before handing in only 1 painting for the exhibition in the Town Hall on Sunday the 30th July. The exhibition is free to all so do pop in if you are in the Kings Road!
In October I am taking part in the EFO exhibition in the Hornsey Town Hall as well as exhibiting in Lauderdale House in Highgate with the Highgate Watercolour Group