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Professional Fine Art Painter since 1992
 Lyrical Abstraction

Medium:  Oils (traditional practice)

Studio:  South West England

August 1959 London


B.A. Degree    Fine Art Painting
Academie Minerva. Groningen. The Netherlands. Grad: 1992

M.A. Post Graduate Degree     Fine Art Painting
School of Art, University of Aberystwyth, Wales.  Grad: 2019

I am currently in the throes of changing studios and updating my curriculum vitae. However, I am still accepting commissions. If you would like a non-committal quote regarding a commission or more information about future projects, drop me a line.

Thanks very much


Photograph of Jill Swarbrick-Banks in the studio taken by Dave Swarbrick 2010

A magical feature, the old Mill Race at Kenilworth Castle, Warwickshire. The growth of very mature trees such as Oak and Ash with hawthorn and blackthorn crowding around has immense beauty... The real scene is one of gentle gradual decay and inevitable disintegration, this Mill Race is a remarkable remnant of Kenilworth Castle's medieval history. It is situated above what was once the Great Meer (Lake) which snaked around the castle and out over what is now pasture for cattle and a pleasant countryside walk. Indeed, cattle wander up to use the Race as shelter from inclement weather. Queen Elizabeth I, as guest of Robert Dudley in the 1500s was rowed across the Great Meer on a prestigious royal visit to Kenilworth. On dog walks, I regularly walked the Race at early-light frosty winter mornings. I later drew my memory of the Race in pen and ink over three days. I am now offering it for sale as a unique beautiful print ( size roughly A2 ) and as a set of three greeting cards to order only from this website. P & P is gratis for UK orders. Personally signed prints are £50 each. Pack of three cards £5.00. Contact: Thank you.

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