Geraldine Whalley Dog Portraits Uk

After leaving art college, at the age of nineteen, I went straight into a full time job as a textile designer within a fabric converters designing mattress tickings & duvet covers, where I stayed, very happily, for seventeen fabulous years, creating hundreds of original designs and thousands of colourways.

In 2005 I elected to become an Arts & Design Technology Technician in a local secondary school, as with two young children, we would be able to spend the school holidays together.

Seeing my passion for the arts and continuous attendance of night classes for life drawing, a colleague at the school asked me to paint his mother in laws dog, and I haven't stopped receiving commissions to paint dogs, (and sometimes cats), ever since then! 🐶 🌍
I have to fit my painting around the school hours, now part time in a different secondary school, but still specialising in Design Technology.

I shut the shop for 10 weeks of summer 2021 to learn the ancient technique of painting and kiln firing stained glass which I'm absolutely loving! See the 'Stained Glass' section for more info. 

I do hope you'll get in touch so I can paint for you.


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