Category Archives: Illustration

Calvert, Palmer & Keats (not solicitors!)

Always linked in my mind – the imagery of John Keats and the visuals of Samuel Palmer and Edward Calvert. Probably incorrectly -but never mind. ST. AGNES’ Eve—Ah, bitter chill it was! The owl, for all his feathers, was a-cold; … Continue reading

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Archy and Mehitabel -a rediscovery!

Had forgotten all about these classics – a couple of books I have – archy & mehitabel and archy’s life of mehitabel, which contain some witty, insightful and occasionally deep musings on life, in the voice of a cockroach, the … Continue reading

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London, You’re Beautiful – David Gentleman

What a gorgeous little book! Was looking for this in Waterstone’s after seeing a few reproductions in a Guardian article, expecting a large coffee table format. No! What you get is a pocket size paperback, perfect for carrying around in … Continue reading

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Edward Bawden and His Circle – Malcolm Yorke

Been working through this in a pleasurably slow way for some time now. A well researched and nicely written account of Bawden’s life, his childhood, overseas experience, and time spent working in Great Bardfield on a variety of commissions and … Continue reading

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Marc Chagall – Stained Glass

Rummaging through old photos threw up these images, taken in a small church, All Saints’ Tudely, visited a few years ago. The church is a miniature gem, tiny and a bit out of the way. What distinguishes it are the … Continue reading

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Janis Goodman – Printmaker

It being my birthday recently – I was lucky enough to be taken over to Leeds to the home of printmaker janis Goodman. A delightfully cheerful host, she showed us around her studio and press, we saw work in progress … Continue reading

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Millstone Grit – Wood Engraving

Around the Derbyshire edge of Sheffield there are several places where millstones were quarried and made. This is an early attempt to capture the atmosphere of one of these now wild places, once busy industrial sites, now a home only … Continue reading

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