Bromley artist displays stunning landscapes at Central Library

PUBLISHED: 10:05 26 November 2013 | UPDATED: 10:05 26 November 2013




An artist, who has lived in the borough for more than 50 years, will display her body of work from Thursday at Bromley’s Central Library.

Pat Tucker, 86, built her family home, in Bromley Avenue, during 1959 with her husband, Leslie, and has been painting the area ever since.

Since training as an art teacher from the age of 16, Pat has gone on to serve twice as the chairman of Bromley Art Society - and is currently the serving vice-chairman.

She says she’ll paint “anything”, and is always on the lookout for interesting scenery and architecture that she can immortalise in watercolours.

“I do outdoors painting a lot,” she explains. “I used to often paint in Chelsea, and people would see me and ask for a portrait of their house, so I’ve got paintings hanging all over the place.”

Her latest exhibition, which runs until December 10, is called ‘Pat Tucker and Friends’, and also features craft items and Christmas cards.

There are few places in Bromley that Pat hasn’t put on a page, but she says her paintings do illustrate how the borough has changed in her years spent here.

She said: “I have painted Bromley High Street many times and the buildings that were there. Many have disappeared now, but I like the classic looking ones like The Royal Bell hotel.”

Pat’s paintings are available to view during normal library opening hours, which are 9.30am to 6pm on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, or 9.30am to 8pm on Tuesday and Thursday.

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