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Mary Rich - Why I took up painting

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I have always been a gardener and after I had made a garden out of a field and tried to relax and enjoy I always found a weed here or a dead head there, and never actually sat and looked at the flowers.

So I joined an evening class hoping that if I tried to paint the flowers I might study them! I didn’t expect to produce anything I could hang on a wall. Incidentally I still can’t paint flowers to my satisfaction!

Art joined gardening as the activities I love best and I have made so many new friends both before and after moving to Bedford because of it.