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Vanessa Bowman

Vanessa Bowman

I recently took an aimless stroll into Bath. When I walked past the Red Rag gallery I was struck by a painting in the window by Vanessa Bowman. The name is vaguely familiar and so were the paintings. Beautiful colours and compositions jumped off the wall so as soon as I was home looked her … Continue reading

Carl and Karin Larsson

Carl and Karin Larsson

A book on this swedish couple sat in my mums house for a long time. I occasionally had a quick look but it was not until recently that I sat down and read it properly. Carl Larsson is described (in the book) as ‘Sweden’s best-loved artist’ and has had a hugh influence on the mega … Continue reading

Beautiful Glassware by Susan Sinclair

Beautiful Glassware by Susan Sinclair

I recently went to an exhibition at the Courthouse Gallery in Somerton of the Somerset Guild of Craftsmen. I saw some beautiful coloured glass vessels and plates there which I just wanted to take home with me on the spot!. The glassware was the work of Somerset based artist Susan Sinclair. Susan creates both vessels … Continue reading

Maria Fatjo Pares

Maria Fatjo Pares

I have recently discovered the paintings of Spanish artist Maria Fatjo Pares who lives and works in Barcelona. She works with oils and though not formally trained has developed a very distinctive style and has exhibited both in Spain and internationally. Maria states that one of her main influences is the Barcelonian artist Pere Torne-Esquius (1879-1936). She … Continue reading

Fiona of Seawall

Fiona of Seawall

Fiona Edgley (nee Fraser)  lived in Old Portsmouth from 1999 to 2011. She spent the last 10 years of her life painting local scenes of the town and the sea. With her training and professional background in graphic design and silversmithing she thought of herself as a designer, not an artist. She worked in both … Continue reading