Christine Woodward - Featured Artist for 2018
"I was born in Wigan. My father loved to draw and he inspired my early interest in art.
After studying Art in Liverpool I began teaching Art and Craft in High School. In the early 90s I stopped teaching and concentrated on my own painting. I studied art again with the Open College of the Arts and completed three painting courses.
I love painting woodland and gardens. I am drawn to the patterns created by light and shade which I try to express through my use of vivid colour.
I was thrilled to have one of my paintings exhibited at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition in 2017.