MARILYN SPENCE

    I was born in Scarborough in 1948 and have lived here all my life. I always loved painting and drawing as a child and studied graphic design at Art College. Circumstances caused me to give up my art for many years but after my children had grown up I decided to try again and returned to Art College on a refresher course.

    I discovered I liked painting flowers and designs for childrens greeting cards and through an agent I have had work sold on the continent as well as in the UK.

    By accident a few years ago someone saw a painting in my home that I had painted when I was sixteen and asked me to paint a picture in the same style for him. I painted a picture of a view of Scarborough and that was the beginning of my Scarborough and Whitby Gallery.

    It took me approximately 30 years to start my career again and this time I will not be retiring.

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