I am loving all the spring flowers in my garden, the crocus are over now but the cowslips and primroses are blooming beautifully.
I am currently inspired by childhood ceramics, especially pieces from the early 1900’s which were given to children for being good. Good at school, good at reading and even knitting. They were given out as rewards for all aspects of education and were also given to instruct children on morals and behaviour.
Here are a few recent paintings on this theme.
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.