Faye Whittaker was born and brought up in the North of England, in a pretty little coastal town of Southport.
The Edwardian character of the town was to prove a lasting influence on her work as an artist.
After graduating from art college, Faye moved to the South of France and painted there for 5 idyllic years, tracing the tracks of her favourite impressionists artists, Monet, Cezanne and Picasso.
In fact Faye was fortunate to befriend her neighbour and mentor Dominque Theovin, who was Picasso's godson.
Coming back to England, she decided to move to the South coast, Brighton, where she loved the cosmopolitan ambiance, the art and architecture of the town.
Armed with portfolios and lessons learnt from her French experience, Faye found she could capture the seafront scenes along the coast with experienced flair, incorporating little children, gayly clad in Edwardian costume. her theme was an instant success in the print world, and soon her images were put on everything from cards, to stitching pieces.
The 'All our Yesterdays' collection had been launched and now is a household name in the licensing industry.
Faye Whittaker is one of the most contemporary artists in Britain today.
Nizas, near Pezanas. Sept 2019.
I broke my foot but it didn't stop the longing to put the autumn colours on my Bockingford ! (watercolour paper)
PEZENAS, near Montpelier. Old town.
May 2019.... nice, but cold for France this time of year..(just a little cold snap !)
EPCOT, FLORIDA, Feb 2019
In the local park, Hove.. Beautiful autumn colours !
Monterey, Sept 2018. I LOVE CALIFORNIA !
A windy day painting in Marsaxlokk, Malta, April 2018
Our villa near Cotignac, Provence, France.. Autumn 2017
Painting early evening in the Dordogne, near Sarlat.
April 2016...1 touring in a trailer .. Went everywhere....
North West Gran Canaria.
Painting of volcanic rock pools
North West Gran Canaria,
Square in Saint Remy.
Delighted to paint coastal paintings of Crete.
one of my favourite destinations.
(almost as good as the Cote d'azur) but not quite!
Sailing around beautiful Cape Town, South Africa,
Faye painting in Honfluer, France. Nov 2015.
A very picturesque town !
Taking a break from painting this breath - taking scene, in Northern Washington, near the Canadian border.
These waters are the famous 'Puget Sound'
September 2015. (salmon season..)
The islands in the distance are The San Juans'.
I left my paints in my lodge the next day to go whale watching...Those Ocras are BIG !
In February 2015, Faye escaped the British 'cold' and went painting in the Gambia.
A trip that has opened many, many doors.
Faye Whittaker has just returned from the Amalfi coast, April 2014 where she was happily painting from her balcony.
It is the most beautiful scene I have ever seen !
A weekend in Paris in February,2014, a little chilly, but inspired to paint my favourite subject..
The Carousel, Montmartre.
A weekend away with the girls to an apartment in Amsterdam, October 2013
Such a vibrant city!
The owner of the apartment was only too pleased to receive an original watercolour in lieu of rent !
I spend alot of time in California, and always love to paint.
A very nice place for light !
Sydney, Australia, 2008
A lovely day painting the gorge near Lamanu des Bains, France 1994
Venice 1990. Always a good place to paint, albeit in the rain !