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.
I will be putting a few pictures in the Islington Art Society exhibition in June. The venue is new to me -
The whole group are now getting primed up for this year's Open House Weekends - the last weekend in June and the first weekend in July. 20 houses / studios are opening this year which is really exciting!!! Every year it gets a bit more like Brighton!!!!
I have Peter Kyte, a photographer who does striking black and white prints, David Gilbert with his beautiful sculptures - we will display them mainly in the garden (weather permitting) Gillian with her whimsical prints and a new member Andria with her oil paintings from nature. I will be putting up a selection of my watercolours - varying subjects as I just paint as the fancy takes me!
We had a great deal of interest last year so I'm hoping to see a lot of people again this year! It is so nice to get to know people living in the neighbourhood (I still feel a new comer having started to live here at the end of 2014)