About Me.

I'm originally from England and took up art when my children were small.  I gained a diploma in Art and Design from South Trafford College.  When I moved to the USA I earned a degree in Illustration from Massachusetts College of Art in Boston. 

Animals were my first love.  Growing up we had lots of pets. Often we had three of everything, as I have a brother and sister and we each wanted our own hamster, rabbit, mouse or whatever.  I love to draw and paint animals, and creating pet portraits is one of the most satisfying occupations for me. 

I was a member of the Santa Clara Valley Watercolor Society for 10 years and ran the plein air painting group for 8 of them.  I still love painting en plein air but have turned more to studio painting since moving to the Auburn, CA area.


Contact me:

Email: sylviawaddellart@gmail.com