Netta Pickering

My name is Netta Pickering.

I was born in Northern Ireland and came to America in 1956. I have been drawing since I was a young child.
I have had no formal training of any kind other than in secondary school. I have painted in oils, acrylics, watercolors and pastels, I am currently working in Soluble Oils, I have done some commissioned work from time to time.


My Art, My Way

I paint mostly with Soluble Oils. I am hoping to do some oils in the future. I will paint almost any subject if it interests me!

Nubble Lighthouse, Cape Neddick, Maine “Nubble Lighthouse, Cape Neddick, Maine”

I painted this from a photo I took in 2006

Beryl & John in Competition “Beryl & John in Competition”

This is my daughter, a ballroom dancer with her instructor. She has been in many National Competitions.

Reflections, Canada Geese on Lake “Reflections, Canada Geese on Lake”

My daughter lives on a lake in Florida, and I photographed these geese there.

Swiss Alps and Huts “Swiss Alps and Huts”

This is a beautiful Alpine Scene, done in watercolor.

Big Dog in Driver's Seat “Big Dog in Driver's Seat”

I saw this dog sitting the driver's seat looking like he belonged there, and couldn't resist taking his photo! this was on Cape Cod.

Bronze Statue of Horse and Foal “Bronze Statue of Horse and Foal”

I painted this in my husband's hospital room. It is watercolor.

Hungry Giraffe After some tender leaves “Hungry Giraffe After some tender leaves”

I took this photo many years ago, the giraffe had his toes over the edge of the pond and only his tongue could reach the leaves!

Gigi, What a Beautiful Smile You Have “Gigi, What a Beautiful Smile You Have”

This was my daughter's dog who ran away during a thunderstorm.

Littlle Bear, a Cherokee Indian in Full Regalia “Littlle Bear, a Cherokee Indian in Full Regalia ”

I aksed this young indian to pose for me, which he graciously did. I later made him some Indian shirts!