CRESSWELL, Carol

1956 - ?

Carol Cresswell

Carol A. Cresswell, was born at Braintree, Essex in 1956. 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, usually 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. More recently her animal work has predominated and Carol has exhibited at The Wildlife Art Society's annual exhibitions at the Westminster Gallery in London, the Wildscreen Festival in Bristol, and regularly at exhibitions throughout East Anglia. 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 a former Friend of the Ipswich Art Club who exhibited from 120 Fircroft Road, Ipswich in 1990, 'The Hunter' and has also exhibited at the Westminster Gallery in London, the Wildscreen Festival in Bristol, 'Art on the Prom' at Felixstowe and regularly at exhibitions throughout East Anglia. Carol also accepts pet portrait commissions her website is at www.wildlifefineart.com





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