A brief history of how we got started
Studied illustration Medway College of Design, Rochester, Kent.
Moved to the Isles of Scilly, painting landscapes.
Exhibition of landscapes in ST MARY’S MUSEUM. Patsy worked part time as Glassblower’s Servitor, making & designing glass, 1980-1987.
Two years work painting large mural in Porthcressa Restaurant, St Mary’s, commissioned by Mr Roy Mitchell. 1st wall 15ft x lOft, 2nd wall 15ft x 6ft. Mural of jungle scene with animals,birds, plants, etc, called Fantasy Jungle.
Commissioned by Robert Dorrien-Smith to paint TRESCO ABBEY GARDENS, 8ft x 4ft, acrylic on wood, showing gardens from an imaginary birds eye view. (Now hanging in entrance of Island Hotel, Tresco).
Commissioned by The Isles of Scilly Tourism Association to paint large panel depicting everything a tourist could do in a day. Now on display on SCILLONIAN III
Commissioned by Jeremy Mills of BBC2 to paint a section of HUGH TOWN, ST MARY’S, for a TV programme “Our Street”. This is an imaginary birds, eye view showing houses and people, and was shown on BBC South West in April 1987, BBC National July 1987. Now on display in ROSEHILL STUDIO, ST MARY’S.
Opened Rosehill Studio, St Mary’s
Prince Charles visits our Studio in April
Commissioned to paint an imaginary birds eye view of “Trewithen” by Michael Galsworthy to show 38 acres of his house & gardens. Completed December 24 1991, includes all of his family, staff, and animals. Acrylic on canvas 8ft x 6ft, now hanging in “Trewithen”, near Truro, Cornwall.
“Siesta” painted by Janet in the Royal Academy of Arts Summer Exhibition
“Samson” by Janet, “St Martins” by Patsy, exhibited in the Royal Academy of Arts Summer Exhibition. “Samson” & “St Martins” in exhibition of 29 paintings picked from the Royal Academy’s Summer Exhibition called “The Best of British” (sponsored; by The Prince’s Trust & Country Life) in Simpsons of Piccadilly.
“Tinker & Nora” exhibited at The Society of Feline Artists Exhibition, Alexander Llewellyn Gallery, London.
“Bedtime” exhibited at The Society of Feline Artists Exhibition. Alexander Llewellyn Gallery, London