Each spring I treat myself to a delivery of Narcissi from the wonderful Scilly flowers company. A box of them arrived today and I’ve already filled five vases/jugs. They are one of my favourites to paint and I love the strong scent which fills the house reminding me of spring.
Since my student days I’ve admired Winifred Nicholson’s paintings.
I found out recently that there had been an exhibition of her work at Kettles Yard
, Cambridge. Unfortunately, by the time I’d heard about it I’d missed the show, so I was delighted to be able to get a copy of the catalogue the other day ( Winifred Nicholson, Music of Colour ). The book is richly illustrated and includes reproductions of all Nicholson’s works in the Kettle’s Yard collection. In the back of this catalogue was a website address for her: www.winifrednicholson.com
I was excited to see that the site had some paintings of hers that I’d never seen before.
Inspired by the flowers I picked last week, I have produced this painting which will be shown at my next solo show at Bircham gallery in Holt, Norfolk. There will be thirty new pieces in the show.
The exhibition begins on March 23rd. This coincides with their 25th anniversary.
This time last week the garden was covered in snow, but now the snow has melted and we already have some lovely flowers coming up. Here is a small posy I picked today: