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Artist Felicity Sidwell


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Biography


Felicity Sidwell paints expressive, impressionist landscapes in oils of the old barns, family farms, creeks and forests of Southern Pennsylvania.
 
She grew up in a little village in England and came to the United States with her husband's work in 1971. For over thirty years they lived in an old farmhouse in Newtown, Connecticut where she had a studio, was active in SCAN, the Artists Guild in Newtown, participated in two artists' cooperatives, and  had a number of one woman shows.
While her three boys were young Felicity painted in watercolors, she also raised sheep for their wool which she spun into yarn and sold eggs at the local food co-op from her free range chicken.
By 2000 Felicity was doing weekly summer, outdoor shows with her watercolors on Cape Cod as a member of the Eastham Painters Guild.
 
The move to midcoast Maine in 2006 was a definitive time in Felicity's art career, as the strength of her impressionist style developed. After many years as a watercolorist, she turned almost exclusively to oils, preferring to work outside, en Plein air, to capture the colors and special light of the coast. Of influence during this period was painting with the Plein Air Painters of Maine and the "Thursday Group" of painting friends, who gave each other critiques and support as their work and friendships evolved. For five years Felicity also ran a successful gallery where she sold her work next to her summer cottage in the little fishing village of West Point, Phippsburg, ME.
 
In the summer of 2016, to be nearer her grandchildren, Felicity moved from Maine to rural Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. She now enjoys painting the surrounding farmland reminiscent of the landscape of Hertfordshire in England where she spent her childhood. 
Felicity is a member of the Susquehanna Plein Air Painters, the Mountain Valley Plein Air [...]

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