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Nurturing Creativity

My mum, Christine Marlow, has always been a creative soul. Having left Southampton college of Art in the late 1960’s with a travelling scholarship and a Diploma in Art & Design with honours, she quickly secured her first graphic design job in London. This started a successful career working for top design consultants specialising in corporate identity design, design for print and packaging design. In the early days, many of the early versions of designs were painted by hand.  

When mum retired 20 years ago, she took up painting and joined the Chandlers Ford and Winchester art club. Having tried most mediums over the years, including moulding, watercolour, print making, oils and acrylic. Her preference is now for mixed media, using acrylic over other mediums such as pencil, crayon, charcoal, collage – she has also started experimenting with oil and cold wax which is very exciting! (see Scarlet Pimpernel and Out of the Blue)

Just recently she has taken a place at Roake Farm Studios in Broughton with 3 other artists, where the peace and quiet of the beautiful Hampshire countryside inspires her latest works.


For the first time, I now have a collection of mum's paintings on display in the Winchester shop. I am very proud to have her work in the shop, hanging on the pale pink walls and snuggled amongst the blooms.

To see or buy her work pop in or you can view on our website, click here.