Felicity House PS
Felicity has loved drawing and painting from an early age, benefiting from a post-war education which gave time and status to Art. She often works on location – observing places with a fresh eye, but equally respond to domestic subjects. Complex arrangements and atmospheric interiors are a fascination and I love the ultimate challenge of figures and portraits. Drawing is fundamental to all her work.
Felicity works directly from the subject within a window of time, instinctively selecting what interests me most. She makes drawings and paintings using spontaneous expressive marks, observing carefully – editing intuitively. The subject frequently dictates the medium - she may draw in ink or use watercolours, pastels or oil paints. Studio works are developed from sketchbook drawings or painted studies evoking the essence of a subject. For pastel work she uses mid-toned mountboard or Colourfix papers often underpainting deep tones in watercolour. For oils she enjoys preparing small muslin and gesso panels tinted different colours. Felicity makes etchings derived from her drawings using solar plates.
1950 Born in Kent
1972 Hons. Degree in Education. Bristol University
1972-2000 School Teaching
1998 HNC Fine Art. Arts Institute Bournemouth
2003 Elected member of the Pastel Society
2001 - current Life Drawing Tutor. The Arts University College Bournemouth
2005 - current Art Tutor. West Dean College Chichester
Bournemouth Arts Club
Pastel Society - Gilders Workshop Framing Award
Annie Longley Award
Frank Herring Award
Cross Gate Gallery Purchase Award
Sarah Samuels Gallery Award
The Arts Club Award
2005 Discerning Eye - The Meynell Fenton Award
2007 NEAC - St Cuthberts Mill Award
April 2009 Summerleaze Gallery – one woman exhibition
1998 – current Pastel Society Exhibitions
2003 – 2009 New English Art Club annual Exhibitions
2003 – 2009 Discerning Eye Exhibitions
2006 Royal Academy Summer Exhibition
2005 – 06 Bournemouth University Art Loan Collection
Regularly RWA Bristol and RI Watercolours annual Exhibitions
The Artist magazine May 2009 - 'Figure Drawing'
The Artist magazine February 2010 – 'Still Life'
The Pastel Journal October 2009 - ‘Infinite Variety’
Watercolour Artist December 2009 – ‘Bon Voyage’