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A Grantham artist has been in high demand to produce artwork for shop windows across town.

Millie Whitlock, who has lived in Grantham her whole life, went from working in education to then quitting the role and pursuing her passion for art.

Millie said: "I’ve always been creative and started drawing from a young age.

Millie Whitlock has been producing artwork for shop windows across town. (57965539)
Millie Whitlock has been producing artwork for shop windows across town. (57965539)

"At the end of 2020 I started doing dog portraits which then led to people, other animals and houses.

"I had built a lovely but small following on Facebook and Instagram.

"In the meantime, I worked at Walton in a pastoral role and was lucky enough to teach art at Priory Ruskin in the most amazing art department, but I knew education wasn’t my career.

Millie Whitlock has been producing artwork for shop windows across town. (57965586)
Millie Whitlock has been producing artwork for shop windows across town. (57965586)
Millie Whitlock has been producing artwork for shop windows across town. (57965502)
Millie Whitlock has been producing artwork for shop windows across town. (57965502)

"I took the jump, quit my job and tried to pursue art full time."

She always wanted to produce window and chalkboard art, so Millie was able to use her mum's store window at Busy B's Bridals which was a "perfect way to promote myself for free," Millie added.

Millie achieved a GSCE and A level in art.

Millie Whitlock has been producing artwork for shop windows across town. (57965544)
Millie Whitlock has been producing artwork for shop windows across town. (57965544)
Millie Whitlock has been producing artwork for shop windows across town. (57965607)
Millie Whitlock has been producing artwork for shop windows across town. (57965607)

She added: "My first window was for the Jubilee and my next for Pride.

"I don’t think it gets spoken about enough in Grantham and a lot of people really appreciated it and commented that it, along with my other windows, have been brightening up the town which was lovely.

"My other windows have incorporated the business logo, branding and colours.

Millie Whitlock has been producing artwork for shop windows across town. (57965507)
Millie Whitlock has been producing artwork for shop windows across town. (57965507)

"My most recent window at Busy B’s is white florals which is very different to my normal very realistic commission style but I really think it suits the bridal window and is nice and classy for summer."

Millie hopes to be able to produce artwork for more shop windows across town, and has also been approached by Cancer Research to do a window for their upcoming volunteer campaign.

She concluded: "Coming up I have Alexander Kent Interiors and Number Eight Coffee shop which I am very excited about.

"Also coming up I am standing at the Vintage Fair on Belton Lane on July 30 and 31, and I am starting to get booked up for Christmas with commissions but still have some slots left."

If you would like to see some of the art Millie produces, you can see on her Instagram @Milliewhitlock_art.



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