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Do you often go to art galleries?
I try to, yeah.

What kind of art do you like?
I like a lot of different art. My favourite is probably landscapes. Things involving the ocean.

Do you have a favourite painting or poster in your house?
Do I have a favourite? I have a Kandinsky that I'm quite fond of.

Can you describe it?
It's hard to describe and don't even know the name of it, but it's just, it's beautiful and colourful and it's in motion.

Do you often go to art galleries?
No, almost never in fact. Almost never.

What kind of art do you like?
Not, well, not one kind I don't think. I like art which has a sort of emotional effect on me, I suppose. But it could be anything. I mean it's not a particular style, it's more, a sort of, what I see in it. If it means something to me, then I think I appreciate it.

Do you have a favourite painting or poster in your house?
Most of the art in my house is actually painted by my father. I've got, I must have 20 or 30 paintings by him. He paints, I take holiday snaps and he sort of improves them and paints them, you know, a photograph of Florence, say, and he'll take out some buildings and invent some replacements, and I, you know, I rather like that. It's almost like a sort of version of holiday photos, but with his personality superimposed, which is quite interesting.

Do you often go to art galleries?
I don't go as often as I should actually. A lot of my friends go quite a bit and I never seem to find the time. It might be because I'm outside London. I think if you live in London, you spend more time, or it's more available for you to go to them. So I don't go as much as I should.

What kind of art do you like?
I like art that feels very accessible, that you can understand. So portraiture and photography as well. Travel photography I find really interesting.

 

Do you have a favourite painting or poster in your house?
I do actually and it's in my parents' house. It's a painting that my best friend did for our family because she's an artist by profession. And she painted a picture of my mum and I, a photo that we took when I was very young and painted it as if from the point of view of the person taking the picture and it's a really interesting picture and she set it on the cliffs in Cornwall, which is where our family used to spend a lot of time. And it's a really lovely picture that she painted for us as a gift. So, yeah, that's it.

Do you often go to art galleries?
Yeah, fairly often, whenever I'm in a new town and there's a good gallery there I'll try and go. Yeah, I'm quite keen.

What kind of art do you like?
Generally 20th century and generally not figurative, not representational, a bit abstract I quite like, yeah.

Do you have a favourite painting or poster in your house?
Gosh! I have a Rothko poster that l really like, yes.

Can you describe it?
It's blocks of colour basically, sort of large blocks of a sort of magenta and grey. Very stark, but I like it, yeah.

 
 
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