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Gwen Raverat woodcuts

I came across a woodcut by artist #GwendolenMarieRaverat (nee Darwin) 1895-1957, this past week. Again from a charity shop but it was in their trash bin ready to be disposed of. It was a little damp (no long lasting damage) … Continue reading

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Joseph Syddall artist

I recently picked up an oil painting by #JosephSyddall. Joseph Syddall (1864 – 1942) was born in Old Whittington near Chesterfield, Derbyshire. The son of a master carpenter he started his working life as a clerk in a solicitor’s office. … Continue reading

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Robin Anderson artist

Lately, we have been celebrating women artists and women in all fields of work and life . Today, I would like to take you to Kenya to see one of the countries (if not the African continent) premier women artist … Continue reading

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George Owen Wynne Apperley artist

We consider an artist who broke with family tradition and followed his own road. #GeorgeOwenWynneApperley was born into a wealthy aristocratic Welsh military family in 1884. Family tradition destined him for military service. He was educated at Eagle House, Sandhurst … Continue reading

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Federico Barocci ‘Hagar and Ishmael’

Today we look at a drawing, acquired recently, which is after #FedericoBarocci.  Barocci (1535-1612) was an Italian master.  He was born Federico Fiori in Urbino, Italy.  He was nicknamed Il Baroccio, which is the term for a two-wheel cart drawn by oxen. … Continue reading

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Art in Solitude

I wonder if the life of an artist is lonely at times, or possibly, do they seek out solitude for the sake of their art.   The image I present to you is to my eye a masterful example of … Continue reading

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Art of the Coast

From my home, the #Norfolkcoast is an hours drive .  It is a place where the British flock to in the summer sunshine.  Beaches are crowded with bodies tanning, people building sand castles or playing games, families enjoying picnics and … Continue reading

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