I am an artist and writer, born in Sussex, Shoreham-on-Sea and educated at Ealing Modern School in London. I studied amongst other subjects English Literature and Art which sowed the seeds for what would become a lifelong passion. It was not until 1970, after moving to Australia, that I began to satisfy my artistic desire when I first started porcelain on-glaze painting using mineral oxides paint, a style which would become my forte. Within six months I had bought a kiln, and I embarked on an extensive series of courses over the following years in grounding, gold and silver gilding, lustres, raised paste and pen-work.

In 1980 I began to offer my art through a number of major Sydney outlets. Initially the Fine Art Department of the Myers City Store, followed by David Jones, Grace Brothers, The International Airport, Micawbers Antiques, Bourke’s Hilton Hotel, Roseville Gallery and Toowoon Bay Gallery. Over the years my painting styles have expanded to include oil, pastel, and watercolours.

I am a member of the Society of Authors and also a member of the Society of Women Writers and Journalists UK. My writing includes articles and poems published in This England, Evergreen, and The Radio ABC Pot Pourri of Poems, as well as short stories. “The Complete Guide to Painting and Decorating Porcelain,” “Wallis the Woman I Love,” a narrative poem, “Letters of a Travelling Lady,” and six romantic novels.

My art is featured in the magazine Antique and Collectables for Pleasure and Profit, and my gallery is open by appointment. You can contact me using the 'Contact Patricia' link on the Main Menu.

I also contribute to Shelly Beach Snippets at www.B-C-ing-U.com. My Website is www.patriciasartworld.com

 

Patricia Newell-Dunkley, Central Coast of NSW Australia

The Complete Guide to Painting and Decorating Porcelain by Patricia Newell-Dunkley.

The story of Wallis Warfield, a sophisticated American woman who dazzled England's favourite son and heir to the Royal throne, Edward the Prince of Wales. From their very first meeting introduced by Connie Thaw, to their sensational marriage in 1937. A touching love story written with verve and perception. This Royal affair and the power of love are as fascinating today as when it happened.

The poem renders the scene with a clear portrayal of the time and period. An American woman with style and distinction, whose story was to affect a nation and change the direction of the Royal Family. No reader can fail to be intrigued by this historical event as the story unfolds to its dramatic conclusion. A King abdicates his throne for the woman he loves. No man could give up more to prove his devotion.

Wallis the Woman I Love by Patricia Newell-Dunkley.

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All writers take a pinch of fact and beat it to a froth with a handful of fiction, then fold in a tablespoon of one friend, and a cup of acquaintances. This is the recipe for "Letters of a Travelling Lady" a visual feast with lush countryside and architectural delights of 1980's UK, forming the backdrop to the delightful story of a woman's nostalgic journey home to sort out her heart. Written with verve and wit, this excellent 'diary' is both informative and compassionate.

The armchair traveler can accompany Priscilla on her romantic ramble as she travels through The Cotswolds, Sussex, Suffolk, Dorset, Devon, Cornwall, Oxford, Cambridge, Wales, Paris and Switzerland, accompanied by outstanding photographs capturing the essence of the era. Basing herself in London and visiting the highlights of the city, including Trooping of the Colour. Evoking happy memories for some and future delights for others. If you cannot visit England here's the next best thing.

Letters of a Travelling Lady by Patricia Newell-Dunkley.

Available from the publisher Xlibris at: click here