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View Whitstable artists' work exhibited in the lovely betty loves bryan art gallery. Recent exhibitions include work by Paul Fowler, Liz Shedden, Nick Kelly, Sara Stokes, Selma Firth and more

Liz Shedden and Nick Kelly

July 2014

Liz Shedden 

Liz trained in fashion and textiles but has been painting and exhibiting her work in Whitstable for the past 20 years. She is mostly known for her ' windy seascapes' but also features cups, jugs, hearts and script in her work. She has recently started making prints and designing clothes again and these and her paintings are available to buy or commission at b loves b.

Some of Liz Shedden's earliest memories are the sounds of the tinkling halyards on boats as she was pushed in her pram along the beach path in Whitstable. These memories and a love of colour inspire her seascapes painted in thick buttery acrylic paint capturing the spirit of windy sea breezes. Cups, jugs, flowers, hearts and a love of text also feature in her paintings in frosty pastels or clashing brights.

Liz has exhibited her work in many group and solo shows in and around Whitstable and her work is bought by clients keen to make a collection or simply to take a little bit of Whitstable home with them.

Liz lives in Whitstable and is married with two children and one grandchild... And three goldfish...

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Nick Kelly

I have been painting in watercolour for the past 20 years or so. It's been a source of enjoyment, experimentation as I have travelled, worked and played. Sometimes you get stuck, sometimes you just smile and sometimes you just do it for the moment - capturing a brief glimpse of the day, the mood,the light, the haze.  In case you are wondering I am one of Liz's older brothers - we grew up in Whitstable in the 50s and 60s  - lucky to have a life by the seaside.