ART A WORK OF
We peek inside wildlife painter Catherine Ingleby’s Shurlock Row home, which she has transformed from
a dated 70s relic into a colourful hive of creativity
Art-lovers would be in heaven in Catherine Ingleby’s home, a beautiful red-brick Georgian building in the heart of the Berkshire countryside. “Every surface is covered with paintings,” Catherine admits, with pieces she has created herself, as well as work by other artists, on display throughout the house. Each room seems to serve as its own art gallery, the colour schemes and furniture taking their inspiration from whatever masterpiece hangs on the walls – it’s easy to tell that the house has been decorated by someone who is more than just a little creative.
Catherine, her husband, their two children, two dogs and cat have lived here since 2006, when they moved to the area after her husband got a job at a brewery in Chiswick; fittingly, the house was once the Master Brewers’ house, so history is living on. However, the house had been “very, very decorated” during the 1970s. “There was a lot of artex and a lot of green carpets when we first moved in,” Catherine laughs. Thankfully beneath the heavy decor the house had retained its original Georgian features, such as its fireplaces and wooden beams, which
The front aspect of the house