A showcase of art from the saddleworth group of artists

  • Christine Sheard
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Qualified to teach Art and Geography. Kesteven College, University of Nottingham.

Whilst teaching in Leeds  I took advantage of evening classes at Leeds College of Art.

Obtained a degree in History of Art and Architecture at Victoria University Manchester and through this I developed a love of medieval and Early Northern Renaissance art. Perhaps this shows in my use of colour. I work mostly from drawings and memory.

As an ex-alpinist many of my paintings reflect my love and mountains, cliffs and flora of wild places.

Occasionally I veer towards the abstract.

Often I paint ‘en plein air’ particularly when I am in North West Scotland and the Outer Hebrides.

Recently I have referred to photographs when using my grandchildren as subjects.

I use  different media, depending on the situation and subject and of course ideas vary.

I have painted with the Journees de Peintures international group in France.

Primarily I paint for pleasure.

Some of my work is in private hands.

Christine Sheard – Spring Stac Polaidth Wester Ross