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Tuesday, 07 October 2014

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Stefanie

Wow, both paintings are gorgeous in their own way. I've never heard of Airy before. She's really wonderful!

litlove

I had never heard of this artist before, but what fantastic pictures and I love your commentary on them. That first one is so light and attractive at first glance, and then becomes so menacing and lurid on closer inspection! You are so good at finding intriguing artists, Helen!

Jenny @ Reading the End

Wow, those are beautiful! I've never heard of this artist before, but I love the colors.

Helen

Hello, I'm glad that you all like her work too!

Thank you, but I'm afraid I can't claim any kudos for finding her, litlove: in 1985 there was a retrospective of her work and my father was involved in its organisation. One sunny day he and I drove around Suffolk picking up paintings for it from the houses of various people (and drinking about a gallon of tea); it was a very happy experience and I felt terribly important and grown up. I think that's why I'm particularly fond of Anna Airy, that lovely memory is always hovering when I see her name or her pictures.

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