BIOGRAPHY

I’m Cherry Parsons, I was born and bred in Sussex, too many years ago to mention. Suffice to say my first love was always art and design. I had great ideas of doing dress design at college after achieving good ‘O’ and ‘A’ level results in Art, Needlework and English.

Sadly it never happened as my wonderful, but very strict father, did not have a high opinion of Art Colleges and put his foot down with a heavy hand. I had my own boutique until I had my children and then became a full time mum.

"I work mainly in acrylics or oils and enjoy portraiture, seascape and landscape. I have recently ventured into the world of character seagulls who seem to have captured some attention!"

My dream of college became a reality as a mature student when I accompanied my eldest daughter (Beth) to her interview at Northbrook College . The Head tutor and I got chatting and he offered me a place alongside Beth – if she had no objection! Quite to the contrary, she was really chuffed.

A couple of years later my course concluded, Bernard Lord, the life drawing tutor, invited me to join his weekly classes aimed at mature students.

I loved it!

Mixing with and meeting like-minded people. Since then I have been a firm believer in trying to attend groups and classes to swap ideas, gain new techniques and keep a fresh approach.

In early days I exhibited work through the Farlington Art Group run by Rosalind Sprey. This opened the doors to exhibiting with Horsham Artists (formerly known as HAOS) and then Sussex Art Fairs (East),The Grey Walls Gallery at The Laughing Dog in Brighton Marina and Pier Road Coffee and Art, Littlehampton and Horsham Museum Gallery. I have also done several commissions over the years. These include murals at Sedgwick House and Springfield Park in the Horsham area.

"I love showing my work at exhibitions. The visitors inspire me and I get a new wave of energy from their interest"

I became a member of  Horsham Artists and in June 2018 held my first Open House exhibition alongside my artist neighbour, Judith Smith, and my younger daughter Briony. We all had a very successful weekend with the aid of my lovely husband Martin and good friends.

I work mainly in acrylics or oils and enjoy portraiture, seascape and landscape. I have recently ventured into the world of character seagulls who seem to have captured some attention!

Having spent much time caring for children, parents and beautiful grandchildren I am now revelling in having the time and space to indulge my passion.

I’m Cherry Parsons, I was born and bred in Sussex, too many years ago to mention. Suffice to say my first love was always art and design. I had great ideas of doing dress design at college after achieving good ‘O’ and ‘A’ level results in Art, Needlework and English.

Sadly it never happened as my wonderful, but very strict father, did not have a high opinion of Art Colleges and put his foot down with a heavy hand. I had my own boutique until I had my children and then became a full time mum.

"I work mainly in acrylics or oils and enjoy portraiture, seascape and landscape. I have recently ventured into the world of character seagulls who seem to have captured some attention!"

My dream of college became a reality as a mature student when I accompanied my eldest daughter (Beth) to her interview at Northbrook College . The Head tutor and I got chatting and he offered me a place alongside Beth – if she had no objection! Quite to the contrary, she was really chuffed.

A couple of years later my course concluded, Bernard Lord, the life drawing tutor, invited me to join his weekly classes aimed at mature students.

I loved it!

Mixing with and meeting like-minded people. Since then I have been a firm believer in trying to attend groups and classes to swap ideas, gain new techniques and keep a fresh approach.

In early days I exhibited work through the Farlington Art Group run by Rosalind Sprey. This opened the doors to exhibiting with Horsham Artists (formerly known as HAOS) and then Sussex Art Fairs (East),The Grey Walls Gallery at The Laughing Dog in Brighton Marina and Pier Road Coffee and Art, Littlehampton and Horsham Museum Gallery. I have also done several commissions over the years. These include murals at Sedgwick House and Springfield Park in the Horsham area.

"I love showing my work at exhibitions. The visitors inspire me and I get a new wave of energy from their interest"

I became a member of  Horsham Artists and in June 2018 held my first Open House exhibition alongside my artist neighbour, Judith Smith, and my younger daughter Briony. We all had a very successful weekend with the aid of my lovely husband Martin and good friends.

I work mainly in acrylics or oils and enjoy portraiture, seascape and landscape. I have recently ventured into the world of character seagulls who seem to have captured some attention!

Having spent much time caring for children, parents and beautiful grandchildren I am now revelling in having the time and space to indulge my passion.

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