'Sjcoxart has been awarded the Trade Mark Surrey Hills, a new accreditation and a Mark of local provenance and quality. The Award promotes the very best of what Surrey has to offer and celebrates those organisations of high quality that reflect and support the distinct and special nature of The Surrey Hills and who share the values of supporting the local environment.'
Wendy Varcoe MBE
Surrey Hills Enterprises
Love for the Surrey Hills
I love living in the Surrey Hills! The majority of my work is inspired by walking the countryside in which I live. My favourite landscapes include the meadowland beneath The Chantries, Abinger Roughs, Abinger Common, Holmbury St Mary and the Merrow Downs. My paintings reflect the ever-changing colours and textures of the seasons. I always return to walking sections of the North Downs Way, the ancient pilgrimage route from Winchester to Canterbury cathedral. I often wonder who has walked in the footsteps before me. For me, happiness is being outdoors walking in nature, listening to bird song, spotting native wildflowers and breathing the colours in.