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Winifred Hodge

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I love the low light of winter and always enjoy painting in January and February. I get out and sketch as much as possible and usually complete most of my painting in the studio. Earlier this year was no exception. I spent a week by the sea in Galloway painting and sketching and that has informed much of my work. I so enjoyed painting outdoors later last year down the East Lothian coast and making artists concertina sketchbooks which have proved very popular.

Before lockdown in the Spring I managed to get up to the mountains in the north and the Lammermuirs and painted many of the long narrow pieces before we were all completely forbidden to travel. However I made best use of that time too and went out every day by foot or bicycle to try and find a new little corner of the area I live in, in north Edinburgh, near the sea and made a sketching diary. I have had it printed for the family but still have a few copies here. When allowed to travel, I explored more of the east coast, sketched and so enjoyed my time spent there especially at St Abbs in bird nesting season. What joy!

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