CRAWFORD, Nellie

1949 - ?

Born at Lavenham, Suffolk in 1949, and as a child migrated to Australia, growing up on a small farm in the forest country in the south west of Australia. Moving to Perth to study, she graduated from Edith Cowan University in 1978 and for nineteen years taught in schools and technical colleges throughout Western Australia and on Christmas Island, but spent several years travelling and working in Europe. In 1998, after many years of painting on a part-time basis, studying with recognised Australian artists, she gave up teaching to paint full-time. Since then she has gained recognition as a collectible still-life painter, both in Australia and overseas. Nellie works from her studio in the beautiful harbour town of Freemantle in Western Australia, and is represented by galleries in Australia and the UK. While she follows in the long and respected tradition of the still-life genre, her paintings are fresh and distinctive, and demand for her work is high. She had solo exhibitions at Red Sea Gallery, Singapore in 2008, Atelier D’artistes, Avignon, France and Priory Gallery, Broadway, UK in 2009. Her husband Bob Crawford is a picture-framer.





Nellie Crawford on left




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