Category Archives: new painting

Crocus.

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.

Penguin Music score.

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.

Rabbits.

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….