Belchamp St Paul painter inspired by trip to Venice

Eleanor Mann was inspired by her trip to Italy

Belchamp St Paul painter inspired by trip to Venice

Belchamp St Paul painter inspired by trip to Venice

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A woman who was inspired by a trip to Italy’s ‘City of Water’ has quit her job to focus on her watercolour painting.

Eleanor Mann, 46, of Belchamp St Paul, was taken on a trip to Venice in October 2013 to recuperate after she went into remission with an auto-immune disease.

The artist worked as a conveyancer for 20 years but recently gave up her job when she fully realised her passion for painting.

She said: “The friend who took me to Venice was very kind and said she only wanted a painting of Venice in return.

“I only intended to produce one painting but ended up with about 21 for her to choose from.”

* See this week's Gazette for the full story.

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