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Rachel Fenton

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Handpainted Platter


01568 797239
How would you describe the work you do and why?: 

I have spent most of my life ilusrating childrens books. But in recent years, I've enjoyed changing paper for ceramics. I love the three dimensional quality of the medium.

For you what does being an artist mean?: 

I find painting emotionally satisfying and love creating unique pieces of artwork for individual commissions. I especially enjoy hand-lettering onto china/porcelain.

Describe what you call yourself/your practice?: 

Illustrator/China painter/decorator

Your practice & activities include e.g workshops, teaching: 

I am happy to complete commissions to commemorate special occasions, i.e. Weddings, Anniversaries, Births etc

CV & Education, relevant & leading to your artistic practice: 

Studied at Cheltenham College of Art (Pre Diploma Course) 1967-68
Leicester College of Art (Dip AD Course) 1968-1971 Gained BA in Art and Design
Worked in Advertising Agency in London (Masius Wynne-Williams/Maspar Services) 1971-1973
Freelanced Illustration work mainly for Educational books (i.e. Ladybird, Lion Publishing, Holmes McDougall, Ward Lock,Ladybird Books Scripture Union,Inter Varsity Press.)

Exhibitions in the last 3 years: 

I have exhibited in h.Art for the last 7 years
Also in Chipping Campden, Court Barn Museum, Glos, 'Spring Delights' 2018
Bishops Palace, Hereford.

Your gallery outlets/stockists: 

Court Barn Museum shop in Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire

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