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From M3 come off at Junction 11 A3090, 3rd Exit to Hockley Link and then onto B3335 to Twyford. Church Lane is on the right just before Twyford Village.

Flowers. Acrylic and Gouache/Mixed Media. Large Highly-Coloured and Decorative Paintings. Stylised Floral Designs. Handmade Cards. Craft and Wooden / Copper Pieces. Bespoke Benches.

More info about me: I had a wonderful art teacher called Ms Dutton in the 1980's at school, she had large rings on her fingers and was so different from all the other teachers.She set us a task of copying and then collaging an impressionist painter. I did a Monet, a version of his gorgeous painting La Grenouillere 1869. I had a flash of knowledge that I could do this - it felt like magic. I will always remember that moment, I must have been 13 or 14.

My other teacher for sixth form was truly inspirational and brilliant, thinking across art forms, making art with squares of turf and thinking about visual marks as sounds.

I also just realised at this time that I loved paint - and it didn't have to be painting art - just painting my drama studio black, I found incredibly meditative and satisfying!

The vibrancy of colour, the comfort of pattern, the wonder of texture, the compulsion to create beautiful things and the need to get it out onto canvas and share it. Mixed Media as in mixed paints - household paint, acrylic, gouache and pearlised paint with pencil. My styles change but the interest in colour is always there.

I love painting, it is quite simply a passion and a fascination that never fails to give me pleasure.

Instagram @catherineruthchurch

Access through the gate off Church Lane and follow the path through field. Please do not park at Church Farmhouse unless you need disabled access. Please park at Twyford Church and follow the signs.

Opening times

11am - 4pm everyday from 26th August. - 31 August 2020 - Do pre-book a slot to visit by texting on 07711809249 or emailing I should be there most days but to make sure do book up! I would love to meet you!


  • Church Farmhouse, off Church Lane, Twyford, SO21 1NT


  • Telephone: 07711 809249
  • E-Mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Lesley Self
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