My name is Patricia Lumley, I have been married to my wonderful husband Robert for over 50 years, we live in Virginia Water and have two amazing sons who now live with their wives . I have been writing poetry since the 70’s but didn’t start painting until I was 50 as I was so busy bring up my two boys and running two businesses. A hairdressing salon in Sunningdale with my husband and also a gift shop and although hard work it was great fun and I met some very interesting people.
Living near the beautiful Virginia Water lake, I have never been short of inspiration for my painting or poetry, although my favourite subjects for painting more often come from my imagination. I belong to several local art societies, Sunningdale, Virginia Water and Runnymede and through art I have made some wonderful friendships with fellow Artists.
I recently took part in an exchange of paintings and poetry with Poets from Herndon Virginia USA. My paintings were on display in the USA and in the process I met and became friends with other Poets and Artists.