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As a young woman in Deal, Kent, where she was born in 1957, Susan Hewitt tried her hand at a number of jobs. She worked as a nanny, cleaner, secretary and barmaid, and in a warehouse, bank and a butcher's shop, but was always happiest pottering in her garden. She never imagined that her green fingers would lead to the job she would stick at. In 1988 she moved to Scotland to escape a crippling mortgage and Maggie Thatcher.
oil on board
93 x 69 cm
on loan from the Royal Society of Portrait Painters
Girton College, University of Cambridge
Huntingdon Road, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire CB3 0JG EnglandView venue
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