A brief history of how we got started

1972-76

Studied illustration Medway College of Design, Rochester, Kent.

1977

The Guiding Star

Soft Sculpture Exhitibition at Lansdowne Row, Berkeley Square, London.

Also selling these sculptures at Christopher Strangeways, Kensington Church Walk, Kensington, London.

Ballerina

1978

Moved to the Isles of Scilly, painting landscapes.

1980

Exhibition of landscapes in ST MARY’S MUSEUM. Patsy worked part time as Glassblower’s Servitor, making & designing glass, 1980-1987.

1981-1983

Patsy & Janet Jungle Mural

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.

1984

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).

1985

Dawn to Dusk shown on the Scillonian III ship

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

1985-1987

our_street

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.

1987

The Rosehill Studio

Opened Rosehill Studio, St Mary’s

1988

Price Charles visiting Rosehill Studio

Prince Charles visits our Studio in April

1989

Painting Trewithen Gardens

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.

1992

Siesta

“Siesta” painted by Janet in the Royal Academy of Arts Summer Exhibition

1993

“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.

1997

Tinka and Nora

“Tinker & Nora” exhibited at The Society of Feline Artists Exhibition, Alexander Llewellyn Gallery, London.

1998

Bedtime

“Bedtime” exhibited at The Society of Feline Artists Exhibition. Alexander Llewellyn Gallery, London