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Non Worrall

After decades of experiencing the challenges and rewards of teaching, research and consultancy, I first picked up a paintbrush in 2008 – with some trepidation since, along with many others of my generation, I had been told at an early age, not to bother because obviously I couldn’t draw. Thanks to the encouragement of family, friends and fellow students, I followed the advice of several exceptional art tutors and persisted.

Perhaps because I have received so little formal training, my approach is essentially eclectic, ranging freely over as wide a variety of techniques and mediums as I can discover. I experiment to find appropriate ways to capture and represent the subjects I select. These arise in response to what I see and feel in both the natural and human domains while the techniques I adopt are strongly influenced by the work of artists, ancient and modern, whose output I admire. The final product frequently results from a series of happy accidents, often far removed from my initial thoughts and planning but always focused on exploring conjunctions and dissonances between colour and texture.


The Chocolate Factories in Wood Green, London N22, are a landmark development and hub of excellence for the creative industries in the UK.

The project started in 1996 when Collage Arts, an arts development agency, moved into the Chocolate Factory on Clarendon Road and converted several derelict floors of the Factory into artist studios.

What followed was a high demand for creative space and in 2002, Collage Arts renovated Chocolate Factory 2 on Coburg Road, next door.

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