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SWIMMING LESSONS is the second of seven original turtle designs, created by me whilst living on the island of Lesvos, Greece. In the village where I lived, they were very popular with both the locals and the tourists. There was a particular bridge, quite near the beach, where people would go daily to feed the turtles and watch their antics and, as there were so many passers by, I often used to sit and paint there and sell my work. I would stop for a rest at quiet times and watch the turtles as they went about their daily lives.These lovable creatures inspired me to create many designs, some of which I have included in SWANSONG CREATIONS.  Whilst musing one day, I imagined Mother Turtle teaching her offspring their most important lesson of all - how to swim - and SWIMMING LESSONS was created.

My turtle pictures are quite famous and many people collect the whole set. I know of one Gentleman in New York who has all seven designs hanging in his flat and also uses one design called OUT TO LUNCH TURTLE on the front door of his business to tell his customers when he is away from the shop.  SWIMMING LESSONS can be bought as a Greetings Card or as a mounted print. 

 Do also look at the other three turtle designs available for purchase on this site.


    This painting can be bought in greetings cards, unmounted pictures, or mounted frames.  I have a collection of beige, red or light green frames so you will need to contact me to ask what colour.  Some of my paintings also can be bought as a tea towel.  Please see the drop down menu when you go to buy.


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