Artist’s CV


Audrey Torr wrote a short piece about an ‘Artist’s CV’ in a recent  Newsletter, and I spoke about this and gave a couple of examples at a TAS meeting a little while ago. We want to  have a ‘programme/catalogue at our forthcoming exhibition, so if you are planning to exhibit, could you write a few words about yourself – how long you have been painting, what subjects and media do you prefer, where you live, how did you study etc. There is no set format, but  you do not really want more than 100 words to type out!  Audrey’s is reproduced below if you have lost your old Newsletters! You could also include a photograph if you think it would be helpful! I have also included Astrid's, to give a slightly different approach. 


Peter Cripps


“Audrey D. Torr


Audrey has been painting since 1954 when at the age of sixteen as a patient with Tuberculosis she began to paint. Since then she has painted hundreds of pictures in all media. She retired in 1997 and has continued to paint in oils and developed her pastel paintings. Her grandson Sam was born in 1993 and diagnosed with the genetic condition Cystic Fibrosis. Since then Audrey has donated all the profits from the sale of her paintings to the Cystic Fibrosis Trust”.


"Astrid Cripps:




I am  an artist who lives in Gloucestershire.  I am largely self-taught but studied briefly with Eric Harper, Jan Crowd and Peter Lord.  Recently I have specialized in representational works in pastel and concentrated on landscapes and local scenes from the Tewkesbury area.  I am happy to say that my pictures are always in demand at local exhibitions and am often commissioned to produce individual works for private clients.


I collaborate with fellow artist Peter Lord in running regular workshops for beginners in pastels.  So far we have raised over £4,000 for local charities.  I am currently Chairman of Tewkesbury Art Society and am an Exhibiting Member of Gloucestershire Society of Artists.


An unusual and unique feature of my work is the adaptation of many of my major pictures as greetings cards.  These almost always feature an original verse written with my inspiration by the subject.  These have proved to be very popular."


©Tewkesbury Art Society 2009

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