Walshe, Polly

My main interest is portrait painting in oils, from life and/or photographs.  I have studied anatomy and dissection and for me the human form is a subject like no other.  I aim to create a strongly recognizable image with emotional depth and intensity, paying special attention to colour and tone. I also like painting animals and natural forms, sometimes taking a painting right up to the borders of the abstract.  I have a degree in Classics from Cambridge, a second MB in medicine from Bristol and I am also a published and prize-winning novelist and poet.

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