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Patrica Butt 1934 - 1990
The Companions 1988

watercolour                                                                   5 x 6  inches 

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Patricia Butt came from an artistic background; her mother painted in oils and her father William Butt was a highly regarded specialist in the field of commercial art.

Patricia trained at Camberwell School of Art under the tutorship of Laurence Gowing and John Minton. Following this, she went into the theatre business and took up the profession of an actress, although never completely discarding her painting.

In the 60’s the compulsion to paint full time caused her to leave the theatre.


In her pictures – a moment pinpointed as if time is frozen for a split second, allowing the viewer to step into the picture before it moves on. Her characters are always real and expertly observed, perhaps a talent retained from her theatrical days Patricia lived in a cottage in Lincolnshire surrounded by countryside and the animals she loved – a direct contrast to her paintings. She exhibited in various galleries in London and the South East as well as the Royal Academy, the Mall Galleries and in the USA. Patrica died far to early in her mid 50's

Moira Gay Huntly ATC PPS RI RSMA 1932 -

pastel                                                                  13 x 13  inches 

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Moira Huntly is an artist in acrylic, oil, pastel and watercolour. She is the Past President of the Pastel Society. Moira was born in Motherwell on 7th November 1932, was educated at Wirral County School for Girls, Harrow Weald County School, studied art at Harrow School of Art from 1948 to 1953 and Hornsey College of Art from 1953 to 1954. She exhibited at Young Contemporaries, Royal Society of Oil Painters, New English Art Club, Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolour, Pastel Society, Royal West of England Academy and the Royal Society of Marine Artists as well as in France and the USA .  She married Ian Buchanan Huntly and her work is in many permanent collections, she has published many books. 

Debra Manifold BA PS 1961-2002
Still Life Flowers  

oil                                                                  19 x 14.5  inches 

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Born in London on 28th August 1961 Debra Manifold was educated at Northwood Comprehensive and studied art at Harrow School of Art from 1978 to 1983. She studied under Norman Ackroyd RA and David Gluck RWS at the Central School of Art and Design between 83 and 84. Debra was an artist in Pastel, oil and watercolour who exhibited regularly at  the Pastel Society and Institute of Painters in Watercolour  in exhibitions at the Mall Galleries. She also exhibited widely to include Westminster Gallery, Societe des Pastellistes de France in Paris, Barbican Centre, National Theatre in London and in Canada. Elected a member of the Pastel Society in 1995. Debra was diagnosed with Cancer and died in 2002, a tragic curtailment to a very talented artist who was cut off in her prime.


Debra’s work was a personal vision of urban life and is exemplified by her subject matter which was a selection of atmospheric scenes. A view that an onlooker might feel is unremarkable, is enlivened by Debra’s distinctive style.

Giuliana Lazzerini 
Le Torrette

watercolour                                                                    17 x 11  inches 

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Giuliana Lazzerini was born in Seravezza near Pietrasanta in Tuscany. Between 1962 and 1968 she was a student at the Istituto D'Arte Stagio Stagi in Pietrasanta, gaining a Master of Arts Diploma. This was followed by a further four years studying painting at the Accademia di Belle Arti di Carrara.
Giuliana moved to Yorkshire, England in 1987 where she now lives.
The Tuscan landscape and childhood memories still bear a strong influence upon the artist's current work. In an earlier statement she describes her first encounters with art in Italy as a child in her father's mosaic studio. She refers to the "translucency of the mosaic fragment" and her "fascination with the vibrancy of colour" from the juxtapositioning of the pieces.
These early perceptions, several years on, provide a language and a vocabulary for her pictures in terms of colour, surface, scale of which she uses in the construction of her tapestry-like, interlocking, angular-surfaced village landscapes.

Shirley Trevena RI 

Sunny Camellias  

watercolour                                                                 7.25 x 9  inches 


Shirley Trevena has been a member of the Royal institute of Painters in Watercolours since 1994 and in her first year won the prestigious Winsor & Newton Award. The Following year she won the Llewellen Prize and in 2007 the John Blockley Prize. In 2014 she was a finalist in the World Watercolour Competition. In 2017 she won the Winsor & Newton Award for the second time.
She exhibits each year at the Mall Galleries, London and at the Sussex Watercolour Society’s exhibitions. In 2010 she exhibited as a special guest at the 7th International Watercolour Festival in Antwerp, Belgium. In 2011 she exhibited as one of 5 international watercolour artists at the St Cyr sur Mer Biennale in the south of France. In 2016 she exhibited as one of the ‘top twenty foreign watercolour Master artists of the world’ at the Qingdao-Jimo International Watercolour Exhibition in China. In 2018 she will be exhibiting as one of the ‘best watercolour artists from all over the world’ at the Masters of Watercolour 2018 exhibition in St Petersburg, Russia.
She is author of four bestselling books: Taking Risks with Watercolour, Vibrant Watercolours, Breaking the Rules of Watercolour and Shirley Trevena Watercolours.

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