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Pixie Willoughby

Pixie Willoughby was born in Lincolnshire in 1972. 


Pixie attended Lancaster University and qualified in 1994, with a BA hons QTS in English Literature and Theatre Studies. Pixie Willoughby taught primary school age children for the next 27 years in the UK, Portugal and Thailand. It was while teaching that Pixie Willoughby’s love of art developed and in 2012 Pixie’s life changed when she was commissioned to paint 99 paintings for the bedrooms of a hotel in Thailand. Following this commission Pixie retired from teaching and returned to the UK to focus full time on her work as an artist.


Pixie Willoughby is an enthusiastic sportswoman and when not painting she can be found training for triathlons. Having completed a full ironman distance triathlon in 2018, Pixie believes that anything is possible.


Artist’s Statement


"Art is creation, it’s in the rustling trees, it’s blowing in the breeze, it’s in the songs we sing, it’s in everything. I am proud of my art because it has a voice. It speaks to me, it reveals my heart, my soul. My art is my music, my books, my history and the history of others. My art speaks to others too, it comforts and confronts, challenges and questions, it demands all and nothing. When you look at my art, what do you see? What do you hear? What do you feel? Art is creation. Art is freedom.”