In my paintings over the years, a particular motif might hold my attention over a number of paintings. It may have been wooden animals, feathers, book covers, sailboats or certain ceramics. Recently, I have found that birds have appeared quite a bit and the flower which I’m most drawn to right now is the Crocus.
I find the colours so joyful, and at a time where everything else is so grey and we are all wishing for spring to arrive, I think they bring a little brightness.
Here are some of the pieces that I am currently exhibiting in the Christmas exhibition at Byard art in Cambridge.
Bircham Gallery (Holt, Norfolk) begin their Christmas exhibition on the 30th of November, and these are the pieces I will be including in their mixed show.
I have just finished painting this today, I am working towards a solo show at the Rob Fogell gallery in Stamford in April/May 2014. I will post new images as and when I have finished them.
Here are a couple of new paintings, done in the last couple of weeks. One of them includes a book cover originally designed by Enid Marx, and is part of an ongoing series of paintings depicting beautiful book covers from my collection.
Here are two paintings in a series of still life images with patterned music scores behind. The first one is just about to be published by Artists cards. These books were originally produced by Penguin and they commissioned several artists to design the front covers. I bought a number of these books last year as I was really taken with the colours and the designs. I found out later that the illustrator of this one was Stephen Russ, who taught my mum at Corsham Art School in the sixties.
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….