Diana's Patisserie

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This is really good and everything about it works a treat (excuse the pun!)

Thank you Heather - your comment really put the icing on the cake! (lol) I thought I'd finished this one, then realised I had forgotten to put the cherries on the buns! All sorted now. (When I posted this one on my art facebook page, it generated a lot of discussion from customers nominating their favourite cakes!)

An interesting and lovely collection of shop front paintings.

Thank you Dympna :- ) I’m building up a whole little street of my own - they are drying/curing on a row of mini easels in my work space :- )

Your certainly showing your highs street in a beautiful way.

Really nice painting, Andrea.

Thank you Paul :-) This one was particularly interesting to paint with all the different cakes in the window - and the lady with the balloon was a dream arrival. This series has really shown me how much character the different shops have on our high street!

Thank you Shirley, so kind of you :- )

All your shopfront paintings are really interesting Andrea!

Thank you so much Diane :- ) I am really enjoying appreciating the character of each shop as I paint it. They often have unexpected elements to capture - this one turned out to be as much about the brickwork as the cakes!

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At the time of posting this, there is plenty of time to get the kettle on for elevenses ...or twelveses, oneses :- ) There is frequently a queue outside this very popular shop on the high street. I am very grateful for two things at the time of my visit - one, that there were still cakes in the window (!), and two, for the lady at the head of the queue, holding the very jolly helium Happy Birthday balloons - one of which I captured here. This is Number 5 in a series of shopfront paintings.

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Andrea Hook

I have always loved art and as a child I would frequently be found drawing the trees in the garden. I first worked as a graphic designer and illustrator in London and Dorset for fifteen years. One of my favourite posts was illustrating natural-history display-boards in watercolour & ink for Dorset…

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