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Robert Kilpatrick artist

Our artist today comes from Scotland who was a local favourite in the area around the town of St. Monans. #RobertKilpatrick (act. 1935 – 1950) worked mostly in watercolour with a few excursions into oils. He, mostly, painted scenes of … Continue reading

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The hand-drawn map

Now-a-days we use satnavs to plan our routes for traveling and take pictures for memory. Previously, we used atlases and street directories and again took pictures and possibly a diary. I came across a hand drawn map a while back … Continue reading

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One name, two artists

Once in a while one comes across artists with the same name. Earlier, I have blogged about JMW Turner as well as J Turner (Turner of Oxford) so today I want to look at the artists known as #JohnWard. We … Continue reading

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Norman Orr artist

We go north, today, to Edinburgh, Scotland to visit artist #NormanOrr (1924-1993). Orr was born in Edinburgh and was one of Scotland’s leading wildlife artists. He began his artistic life as an engraver of glass. He enlisted in the Marines … Continue reading

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Margate Jetty

This week. I thought we would visit Margate. A town on the southeast coast of England. To a piece of Margate history for the jetty no longer exists. It has sandy beaches, the Turner Contemporary gallery, and a stone pier. … Continue reading

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Joseph Batchelor papermaker

I came across a page printed with a letter from #SirThomasWhite. Although the quoted letter was written in 1566, this printing was created around 1880/1890. Sir Thomas was of course the founder of St Johns College, Oxford. The letter is … Continue reading

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Derek Brown artist

Today, we visit with #DerekBrown (1924-2009). Born in London, He served in the army during WWII after which he trained and worked as a dentist. The death of his father (who was an artist) in 1954 was the turning point … Continue reading

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Graham Austin artist

I thought today, we would look at a local artist. I happen to know this artist personally through Ely Cathedral with which he is also associated. G #GrahamAustin has been a wildlife and aviation painter for over 50 years. He … Continue reading

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Croxton Kerrial Church

I came across a painting of ‘St Botolph and St John the Baptist’, Croxton Kerrial, Leicestershire, this past week. It is done by an artist for whom I can find no information. The label on the verso states that it … Continue reading

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Peggy Wickham artist

Today, we consider artist #PeggyWickham (1909-1978) nee #MarjorieJoanEarnshaw. It is more likely that you would have heard of her mother. For she was the daughter of #MabelLucieAtwell. Her mother was a children’s illustrator and comics artist and it was her … Continue reading

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