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Famous Artist Winston Churchill

The world treasures Sir Winston Churchill as a soldier, statesman, orator, author and Prime Minister to the King of England and his daughter who now sits on the throne as the longest serving monarch the world has ever known. But do you know about the famous artist Winston Churchill?

“Just to paint is great fun. The colors are lovely to look at and delicious to squeeze out. Matching them, however crudely, with what you see is fascinating and absolutely absorbing.”

– Winston Churchill
The world treasures Sir Winston Churchill as a soldier, statesman, orator, author and Prime Minister to the King of England and his daughter who now sits on the throne as the longest serving monarch the world has ever known. But do you know about  the famous artist Winston Churchill?

In his later years in retirement, he described his paintings as “duels” with intimidating canvases as a battle of wills, which could finally be won with a display of forceful, brilliant colors…and said, with a sigh, “I rejoice with the brilliant ones, and am genuinely sorry for the poor brown colors.”
Step into history with us as we see how a great British statesman found a source of delight and a relief from the stress of his career. He proudly painted in oils and pastel chalks, producing over 550 paintings, helping him to hone his powers of observation, memory and visual acuity.

Winston Churchill Quote. "Just to paint is great fun. The colors are lovely to look at and delicious to squeeze out. Matching them, however crudely, with what you see is fascinating and absolutely absorbing."

Famous Artist Winston Churchill Show Notes

Enjoy painting Sir Winston Churchill after listening to Nana’s podcast!

Don't miss this fabulous Great Britain Themed Art which includes Churchill, Queen Elizabeth II, Big Ben, a map of the British Isles, WWII helmet and more!

Don’t miss this fabulous Great Britain Themed Art which includes Churchill, Queen Elizabeth II, Big Ben, a map of the British Isles, WWII helmet and more!

Nana is passionate about helping you realize you ARE an artist! Not only an artist with chalk pastels but with homeschooling, creative spaces, favorite family recipes and more. Nana also enjoys chatting – especially about art. If you have followed along with any of her You ARE an Artist video art lessons, you know that. She also enjoys sharing photos and thoughts on topics while she is being creative in her studio space on her back porch. That is where she will be chatting with you – from her back porch. It’s Nana’s You ARE an Artist Podcast!

-Special thanks to Erin Vincent and her artists for the beautiful photos. Be sure to visit her at Nourishing My Scholar.

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Chalk Pastels Great Britain Themed Art with Nana

You can now travel to Great Britain with chalk pastels! Explore Big Ben, Queen Elizabeth, Winston Churchill, and much more in this unique and colorful way. Nana will be your guide on this historic trip filled with key icons and landmarks with chalk pastels Great Britain themed art.

Chalk Pastels Great Britain Themed Art with Nana

My son has a fascination and intense interest in Great Britain. It started last year after his deep dive into World War II. Did you know he even requested a wall mural of the British flag on his bedroom wall for his 13th birthday?

It’s true!

Chalk Pastels Great Britain Themed Art with Nana

Chalk Pastels Great Britain Themed Art with Nana

So, when I saw that the Chalk Pastel You ARE AN Artist Membership had Great Britain themed art, I just knew my son would be excited.

And he was!

Chalk Pastels Great Britain Themed Art with Nana

We started with some special British treats, tea, and the chalk pastels map of the British Isles.

Chalk Pastels Great Britain Themed Art with Nana

We became even more excited to learn some of the interesting facts about the places and things we were painting.

Chalk Pastels Great Britain Themed Art with Nana

Queen Elizabeth Chalk Pastel

When we painted Queen Elizabeth II on her throne we learned about the symbolism and history behind her clothing, her throne, and what used to be beneath it!

Chalk Pastels Great Britain Themed Art with Nana

Big Ben Art

Did you know that Big Ben IS NOT the clock tower, but the bell inside the tower? Did you know the tower itself is called Elizabeth Tower?

I just love learning right alongside my kid’s!

Chalk Pastels Great Britain Themed Art with Nana

Winston Churchill the Artist

I never knew that Winston Churchill was a famous artist! I only ever studied him as the great statesman that helped Great Britain through World War II. But there is a chalk pastels Great Britain lesson on this famous artist! Nana even has a podcast about this extraordinary man and artist!

Chalk Pastels Great Britain Themed Art with Nana

Did you know that he was nervous about painting in the beginning? This amazing man was apprehensive about adding the color to the canvas at first! How incredible is that? Yet, after he got over his fear the colors became therapeutic for him.

I think we can all learn something from that little tidbit!

Chalk Pastels Great Britain Themed Art with Nana

You ARE An Artist Clubhouse

With the You ARE An Artist Clubhouse Membership you’ll have access to a wide range of chalk pastel Great Britain themed art lessons including:

  • Big Ben (World Landmarks)
  • Queen Elizabeth II (Modern History)
  • Winston Churchill
  • British Isles (Map)
  • WWII helmet (Modern History)
  • Beatrix Potter (a British artist)

And don’t forget about all of the Chalk Pastel Narnia lessons you can add into an England themed study!

  • Through the Wardrobe
  • Lamp Post
  • Aslan
  • Narnia map
  • Carriage and horse for either Father Christmas OR the White Witch of Narnia
  • Cup of Tea with Mr. Tumnus
  • Beaver
  • Crown for kings and queens of Narnia
  • Voyage of the Dawn Treader
  • Sword
  • Winter forest scene with deer
  • Preschool winter scene
  • Snow
  • Icicle
  • Spring tree and spring tree reflection (when Aslan returns!)
Chalk Pastels Great Britain Themed Art with Nana

Exploring Chalk Pastels Great Britain Art

If your kids are studying Great Britain in their homeschool or they just have an intense interest, then be sure to check out the wonderful art lessons available with chalk pastels!