A school art prize at the age of 12 inspired me to take up oil painting. Unable to take art at secondary school, I learned by reading and observing the work of others. Much later in life Nancy Tichborne taught me the intricacies of watercolour, a more challenging medium. But I like both styles.
My paintings have sold at Art Society exhibitions as well as private sales and commissions. Many have been given as presents or family heirlooms.
My style is very traditional. It would be hard to improve on the beauty I see around me.
Until 1983 I signed my paintings “Joan Le Cren”. Many of these are appearing for resale or reframing now. I am happy to renew the signature for anyone who has one of those.