1956 - ?

Carol Cresswell

As Carol Ann Dykes, she was born at Braintree, Essex in 1956, she married at Braintree in 1977 David L. Cresswell and now paints as Carol Cresswell. At the age of sixteen, Carol was commissioned to paint a portrait of pianist Liberace, which was hung in the entertainer's Palm Springs home until his death in 1987 and was on permanent display in the original Liberace Museum and following its closure is now part of the Liberace Museum Collection in Las Vegas which, since 2015, has been on display in the former 'Thriller Villa' residence of Michael Jackson. Formerly an executive secretary at Guardian Royal Exchange in Ipswich 1977-1999 and is now a professional artist concentrating on detailed wildlife paintings, large predators, and the big cats, working in a variety of mediums, her favourites being acrylic, pastel and pencil in which she achieves a wonderful combination of lifelike realism and artistic interpretation and has established a significant reputation. An associate Member of the Society of Feline Artists, Member of the Natural World Art Society which had a former gallery at Banham Zoo in Norfolk and more recently her animal work has predominated. Carol has exhibited at the Society of Wildlife Artists annual exhibitions at the Westminster Galleries in London, and at the Wildscreen Festival in Bristol and is a former Friend of the Ipswich Art Club when she exhibited from 120 Fircroft Road, Ipswich in 1990, 'The Hunter' also showing at 'Art on the Prom' at Felixstowe and regularly at exhibitions throughout East Anglia. Carol also accepts pet portrait commissions.

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