BioBorn into a family of artists Wendy’s passion for painting was always being enriched. The weight of ‘British Landscape’ painting sits on her shoulders reminding her of its importance. An early introduction to the tender lines and close tones of Keith Vaughan and the delicate light in the flesh in a Bernard Dunstan was what Wendy first observed on the walls of her family home. Wendy’s father’s [Peter Connelly RCA] work was hung alongside these, from abstracted landscapes to lush nudes he was a draftsman. She had lots of questions about paint and pencil and added to this was the ‘written word’ all of which gave her lots to ponder. Listening to and reading poetry was and still is a tool to see ‘her way’ with the work. Eavesdropping on Brian Patten and Roger McGough as a child gave a depth of thought and consideration in Wendy’s family home. This platform was to be her starting point as an artist and reinforced the responsibility that comes with it.