About Doreen Beattie
Doreen Beattie, nee Cavenagh grew up in East Sussex, went to Art Colleges , West of England, and Ravensbourne. Studied furniture, product and textile design. Worked in design, mainly for architectural practices, some freelance, interiors, planning, special furniture, some carpet and textile design. Worked mainly in London, also briefly Hong Kong and Cairo.
While living in Taiwan she had Chinese brush painting lessons, which she continues to enjoy and study. From time to time she has designed and painted scenery for local amateur dramatic productions. She has done commissions in pen and wash of houses and recently the cover for a cricket Fixture List. She makes and prints Birthday and Christmas cards, using her own pictures, mainly water colour, also some mixed media, collage and crayon.