It was Churchill's sister-in-law, Goonie, who first encouraged him to paint. Winston and his wife rented a small country house in Surrey to escape the publicity of his political woes. His brother Jack and his wife would stay with them often. She was a gifted watercolorist and, upon observing her one day, Winston was persuaded to try his hand at painting. From then on, art would become his refuge from the world.
Churchill, Sir Winston Spencer
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