Brenda Barratt lived on the outskirts of Lindfield for many years and has been a prolific local watercolour artist specialising in house and school portraits.
She has sold hundreds of Limited Edition Prints of her watercolour paintings of Sussex schools such as Hurstpierpoint College, Great Walstead School, Burgess Hill Girls School and Brighton College.
Brenda comes from a long line of professional artists and has been painting architectural subjects for over twenty years. As a local artist, Brenda has painted many original watercolours of Lindfield. Following the success of her school prints, Brenda has painted a matching set of four Limited Edition Prints of Sussex's finest village. These prints - that Brenda has called "Memories of Lindfield" - make ideal mementoes for anyone wishing to be reminded of the time they have spent in Lindfield.
Brenda Barratt individually signs and numbers each print which is then presented within a classic double mount and a wood and gilt frame. Two sizes are available; the smaller frame measures 16" by 12" and the larger size measures 20" by 16". Both are provided with a Certificate of Authenticity.
Why have Brenda's watercolours become so popular? “They are definitely unique and compared with a photograph, the beauty of water-colours is that I can be kinder to the natural habitat,” says Brenda. “For instance, when I painted these Lindfield scenes, I omitted telegraph poles, overhead cables and television aerials. I even removed the cars!"
Brenda's house portraits exhibit the same sensitivity. “More than once I've painted a house in the depths of winter showing the garden in full summer bloom!” As a keen gardener, this is part of Brenda's creative challenge.