Our lovely dog Winnie has really enjoyed having the fire lit recently. She gets really close and lies there for ages. My studio is so cold at the moment that sometimes I come in to work by the fire.
The picture over the fireplace is a pastel by Elizabeth Merriman and there are sculptures by John Maltby, Edwina Bridgeman, Jane Muir and Christopher Marvell.
I started collecting the work of Elizabeth Merriman a number of years ago. I’m really pleased with my most recent acquisition, a painting in oil ‘two pears and crocus’.
Elizabeth Merriman completed her BA (Hons) in Fine Art at Canterbury College of Art and followed this with a post-graduate higher diploma at the Slade School of Fine Art where her work was shortlisted for the Barclays Young Painter award.
Her work has featured in several London galleries with work now in a number of private and corporate collections including Unilever.
Now living and working in East Anglia, Elizabeth’s work has also been shown at galleries in Norfolk, Suffolk and Yorkshire.
Here are a few other examples of her work, which include pastels, oil and pencil drawings.