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Little Linhay Bondleigh North Tawton
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EX20 2AJ
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Limited parking. Steps and path through garden to studio
Celia Olsson (@celiaolsson)
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Extended Bio
It is the colours and textures of the landscape which inspire me. My grandmother taught me a love of the landscape with its textures and colours, however, my artistic attempts were not encouraged at school, and it was not until much later that I began painting in order to record my responses to scenes which ‘grab’ me. My base medium is watercolour – I love its vibrant colours and translucent qualities. I also enjoy incorporating it with other media (inks, pens, collage, acrylic, texture media) to achieve different effects and textures. The best part of experimenting is all those happy surprises. I have many sketchbooks on the go full of experiments in colour, texture and ideas. I also use sketchbooks to record impressions and memories from my walks and travels. Back at home these sketches and journals bring back memories of the colours and atmosphere of the places I have been and inspire me to bring them to life on paper. There are examples of my work in collections locally and further afield, as far as New York, Canada, Uganda and Australia. Before lockdown I sailed as art instructor aboard cruise ships several times a year, an exciting venture which has taken me as far south as Belize and as far north as Spitzbergen. I also run classes and workshops locally and workshops for art groups.
Loose-style/semi-abstract watercolour and mixed media paintings. I am enjoying discovering new ways to portray elements of the landscape which inspires me, with colour being the most important influence.


Leave A314 (North Tawton-Winkleigh) at Cadditon Cross, signed Bondleigh. Down hill, over bridge, go up hill past thatched and gabled houses on left then second gateway. Sat Nav unreliable. Steps and path up garden to studio.
Limited parking on site, but roadside parking nearby.
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