The featured artist for April is DENISE HAWTHORNE.
Denise writes “My studio, six miles north of Lincoln, is a renovated Methodist Chapel that dates back to 1869. It is a quiet peaceful retreat in which to work.
I taught Art and Design at a comprehensive school for over twenty years, then at Lincoln College for a further eight years. Although I enjoyed teaching and the company of young students, it has been a real luxury to be able to concentrate on my own work since I retired, and I still teach adults at weekly classes and in workshops at my Studio.
I exhibit every year with Lincolnshire Artists Society and the Nadin Group, and I have an Open Studio one week each year.
A lot of my work relates to Lincolnshire, often within walking distance. Northumberland is another favourite place, and anywhere exotic I might be lucky enough to visit would also prove inspiring.”