Over the last year I have been introducing more animal imagery into my work: Cats, dogs and birds etc, but recently I have been looking at Victorian illustrations of Rabbits. Coincidentally, my husband, the photographer Andrew Sanderson had photographed a toy rabbit belonging to a friend’s (Jo Aylward) daughter. With it being Easter Sunday, I thought I’d share them with you….
The opening of my solo exhibition at Bircham gallery went very well by all accounts, with good sales. Unfortunately I couldn’t be there as I was at the Selvedge Art show in London. To commemorate the gallery being open for 25 years, I sent along a small celebratory painting.
My husband Andrew Sanderson recently photographed my Staffordshire figure of Robin Hood and it inspired me to include it in one of my larger paintings. My children have ridiculed my choice of ornament ever since I bought it from a local junk shop a few months back. I originally bought it for a bit of fun, but have grown rather fond of it.
This then led me to look at other pieces in this style. I found, and painted two Staffordshire cats and have done the drawings for lions and horses, but have not had time to paint these yet. I am sure there will be more curious finds to inspire soon.
I’ve been so busy doing paintings for my solo show at Bircham Gallery, Norfolk (that begins on the 23rd of March), that I only had time for a small selection to include in the mixed spring show at Beside The Wave Gallery, Falmouth, Cornwall. These three paintings will be on show in Cornwall from the 23rd of March until the 10th of April.