Ursula has lived beside the Ashdown Forest since 1984.
Her past life has always been immersed in ‘art’ having been born into a family full of artists. Her mother painted portraits and landscapes as did both her grandparents and her great grandfather was the renowned painter Ludwig Fahrenkrog. From this rich history she has continued the tradition especially over the past twenty-eight years building up her portfolio and exhibiting locally, in London and internationally. Last year she was chosen to exhibit with the Society of Women Artists and she regularly shows with The Nicholas Bowlby Gallery at the Affordable Art Fairs in Battersea and Hampstead. She is also part of the artists’ collective The Chalk Gallery in Lewes.
She trained at Belfast College of Art, Camberwell School of Art, London and finally as an art therapist at Tobias School of Art.
She paints in oils and her theme at the moment is ‘The Elements’ latterly working with Air. Her paintings fall into the genre of abstract landscape or inner landscape deeply worked through using brushes and palette knives. Her sought after drawings are drawn with Chinese ink using sticks feathers and fingers.
Her other life has been bringing up four children and prior to that, living with and working for various celebrities including John Lennon and Yoko Ono, Robin Gibb, Van Morrison and Jimi Hendrix !
A lovely testimonial …
I just adore your work. I am living near Oban on the west coast of Scotland, and the skies, lochs and land become a completely different element, one which doesn’t have a name!
I think of your work and its apparent simpleness and then the joy of discovering that it is so much more than how it initially appears, and then the vista opens and with it, adventure. I so appreciate, as I guess do many many others, your work …