Brenda Barratt

I work from my studio in Buxted, East Sussex and the seeds of my love of painting were sown in my childhood. I come from an artistic family and learnt at my father’s eccentric knee.

House Portraits, School & College Prints

I started my career by painting house portraits, which I still undertake on request. You need not worry about the garden. I can paint it precisely how you would like it. Summer can be Winter and Spring can be Autumn.

I also produce limited edition school and college prints. My portfolio includes dozens of schools throughout England.

Architecture and Landscape Paintings

I specialise in architectural subjects and also enjoy painting gardens and landscapes.

Maybe the church where you were married or had your baby christened? Your wedding reception venue? Perhaps you’d like a painting of your childhood home?

If you are a keen golfer, I can paint the 18th hole and clubhouse as a gift.

Sheffield Park Station

This painting was by far the most difficult I have ever done to date (May 2016).  I try and stretch myself art-wise and this certainly fulfilled its promise.

I spent some time taking photos and all the steam engines come in the other way round so I had to turn this engine round to face us which added to my stress levels. This is because they have no means to turn the trains at Sheffield Park.  The engine is Southern Railway Maunsell ‘U’ class locomotive 1638.  I wanted to replicate the station as it would have been in the 1950’s with the train going through to Lewes.