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Edith Pargh Barton

Please describe your practice for us in 3 adjectives 
Quirky, thought provoking, unique

What is your earliest memory associated with art?
Watching my mother on her sewing machine.

Please could you tell us who or what has had the most significant influence on you as an artist?

My Aunt Muriel who was a professional artist, having a mentor, attending various art classes and being part of artists groups

What’s the best thing about being an artist? 
To be able to keep myself occupied creatively and able to draw anywhere.

And the worst..!? 
Emotional turmoil when ideas and creativity temporarily dry up

When we can travel again, what international art destination do you most want to visit? 
New Mexico and Hungary

What work of art would you most like to own? 
Christinas World by Andrew Wyeth

Please could you tell us about the piece of artwork you are most proud? 
The next work I do

If you weren’t an artist what would you be? 
Teacher, dancer (?)

What advice would you give to those aspiring to make a living out of art? 

Be part of a group, believe in yourself, don’t give up and do work that makes you happy.

What is the most important thing to know about you?Perspicacity (good observational skills) and having a sense of humour.

Please tell us one unexpected thing about yourself. 

I am accident free in spite of the Brits driving on the wrong side of the road.

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