Angela Dooley

Angela Dooley

After completing the Foundation course at Canterbury Art College, I graduated in fine art, painting and sculpture from Portsmouth College of Art. A post graduate teaching year followed in Birmingham and I commenced a teaching career which spanned 37 years mainly as Head of the Art Department. During those teaching years I had a solo exhibition in Furze Bank Community Centre Willenhall, entitled 'Industrial Waterways' featuring paintings of Round Oak and Bilston Steel works. Retirement has allowed me to devote much more time to painting, developing ideas and themes. I work mainly in watercolour and acrylics, choosing a wide range of subjects for inspiration, initially trying to capture and develop studies of atmospheric light, shade and spatial depth in land and city scapes. Images created by trees, water and the modern city landscape have all been a source of inspiration. Some of my most recent work has been inspired by the reflections created by the city landscape, distorting old and new buildings in intricate changing patterns, providing an embellishment and view not predicted at the time of construction Image: The reflected glory of the former Midland Hotel One of a series of watercolours inspired by reflections.