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I know the name and her great artwork, but no face to go with that Artwork?!  ???
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Very good point @AMSDOS ,

Photo of the lady and her husband, Cliff Lawson.

Full page:

http://www.our-cottage.co.uk/default.htm


Unfortunately the link to her own page is broken but here is an extract from CPCWiki (thanks to @ivarf )

Life began (again) around 50:   Clifford had recently left Newcastle University and started work for Amstrad. We had a CPC 464 and he brought home a program called Screendesigner saying 'Here Mum, have a go with this'. My first effort was a copy of part of a Bruegel painting, followed by a variety of subjects like the Mona Lisa and the Tutankhamen mask. Some ingenuity was needed with only a four-colour palette, but it was a challenge and soon I was being offered work, designing loading and background screens  for computer games, and preparing promotional pictures for Amstrad. A couple of my pictures were even used on Blue Peter (yes, I got a Badge!) and Eastenders. I had a wonderful six years going to Computer Shows and meeting up with enthusiastic young men who were designing those early games and utilities on a limited budget, sometimes at home in their own bedrooms. I wonder where they all are now? If you remember that middle-aged lady at the Shows, touting her 'Amstrad pikkies' around the stands, drop me a line. Of course it couldn't last - technology moves on so quickly, and demand for my hand-drawn pictures was soon a thing of the past.


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You've confused Cliff's wife Joan with his mother Jill.  :laugh:

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Ah Bollocks!

Thanks @pelrun ,

Unfortunately, as previously mentioned,  the link to her page is down and having had a further look I can't find anything else :(
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Thanks for that!

The fractal photo galleries (created using FracTint) were a surprise too.

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I wondered if Jill were one of those Camera shy types, I didn't see any silly grin!  :o


The extract about her came to a sad ending.
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The CPC display is 4:3 so displaying the artwork in 16:9 isn't the best idea.
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Good point chinnyhill10,

The OSSC will output at 4:3 using the enhanced line modes but the Hauppauge Rocket will not record using any of these.
However, when I get the time I will look again at the various menus and see what is possible on simple passthru.
Now having said that, the cheap 43" Bush TV (from Argos) that I'm using offers 4:3 as an option and I have to agree that the video seems more authentic to the CRT experience when viewed using that setting.

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Updated video which includes the eight corrupted screens missing from the first video, in total twenty eight screens are now displayed.

Probably best to mute the sound - the annoying "beeps and whistles" are quite distracting.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XRXd97bZGLM&t=8s

With thanks to @Nich


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Please note that the aspect ratio for this YouTube video is 16:9 but the CPC monitor has an aspect ratio of 4:3 so you may wish to adjust your viewing device accordingly.
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