Felicity House PS


Felicity House

Drawing is fundamental to Felicity’s work. Instinctively searching for lines and shapes that interest her most she make drawings and paintings directly from the subject with a fresh eye and lively hand. She enjoys the challenge of working to the inevitable boundary of time. Editing intuitively and responding with spontaneous expressive marks to create a vital equivalent.

Felicity works primarily in pastel which links colour with drawing and is immediate, fresh and vibrant. Subject matter frequently dictates the medium – she may draw in ink or use watercolours, pastels or oil paints.

Inspired by travel and new places she equally responds to domestic subject matter; intriguing arrangements and complex interiors are a fascination and of course there is the ultimate challenge of figures and portraits.

Studio works are developed from her collection of sketchbook drawings or studies made  en plein air, evoking the essence of a subject by exploring mark, pigment and support.   
 Felicity is an elected member of the Pastel Society and exhibits in London and in other Pastel exhibitions throughout the country.

[sws_divider_basic] [sws_2_column title=”Felicity House”] 1972 – 2000 Career in Education
1998 HNC Fine Art, Arts Institute. Bournemouth
2003 Elected member of the PASTEL SOCIETY
2001–2012 Life Drawing Tutor, Arts University, Bournemouth
2005-2012, Art Tutor, West Dean College, Chichester
[/sws_2_column] [sws_2_columns_last title=”Exhibitions”] 1998 – 2012 Pastel Society Exhibitions, Mall Galleries
2003 – 2012 Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolour
2003 – 2011 New English Art Club annual Exhibitions
2003 – 2011 Discerning Eye Exhibitions
2006 Royal Academy Summer Exhibition
2003 – 2011 Royal West of England Academy Bristol
2012 RWS Contemporary Watercolour Exhibition