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Jean Mintoft profile                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            I was brought up in Hull, East Yorkshire and have always loved drawing, painting and crafts, but was not allowed to go to Art College. Instead I became a teacher, but art was never one of the subjects I taught.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            In 1999, after my husband and I had retired, we moved to the west coast of Wales. There, inspired by the beautiful scenery, I started to paint landscapes and was often asked to paint commissions for holidaymakers.                                                                                                                                                                                                                              We moved to Plymouth in August 2014 and I now belong to several local groups of artists.                                                                                                                                            My Christian faith is important to me, and in my painting I attempt to show joy, beauty, clarity, wonder, wholesomeness and “life” in my work. I especially love colour and such things as a sunset sky and the sparkle of sunlight on the sea always cause my spirits to rise and I am fascinated by the contrast of light and shade, dark and light. Strong defined colours are my favourites. My style is representational. For subject matter, I love to paint landscapes, seascapes, flowers, dogs and children as they play. Bright, joyous subjects always attract me.

If I were to sum up in one sentence what I aim for in my work, it would be this:                                                                                                                                                                      I would like my painting to lift the spirits and bring hope and joy in some way to the person who sees it.

Visit me at my web site      www.jeanmintoftoriginals.co.uk 

Contact me on    [email protected]

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