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Watford artist, 84, wins competition to have work exhibited
An artist who has lived in Watford for 50 years has won a competition to have her paintings displayed in a department store.
Sylvia Kingsley, 84, was selected as one of six winners to have two paintings hung in the restaurant at Debenhams in Harrow for three months.
Mrs Kingsley, who lives in Pinner Road, Oxhey, is delighted to have her paintings displayed, one an oil piece of the autumn season in Whippendell Woods and the other a black and white painting of Canons Park tube station.
The mother of two, said: "I am delighted to be one of the winners and to see my paintings hanging there All my friends went along to see them too.
"The two paintings I entered into the competition are a great contrast.
"I enjoy painting using watercolours and oil. I have an impressionist style of painting and often like to sketch landscapes, people and views of travel.
"When I was a travel writer, I often took along a sketch book and watercolours to capture moments."
Sylvia formerly lived in North London, where she often sketched landmarks in the city.
Before retiring she worked as a journalist and was travel writer for the Watford Observer’s parent company Newsquest.
She then took up painting a lot more and is now a member of Pinner Sketch Club.
During August, her work is also being exhibited at The Attic studio in Pinner.
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