Wallpaper Madness

Have you ever done up a house?¬†Today, we realised that B&Q had an offer on Dulux paints that was ending this weekend, forcing us to examine our wallpaper choices and make some decisions. Easier said than done.¬† So far, we’ve narrowed it down to these: The ‘Squirrel and Dove’ wallpaper by Sanderson is going to…

J. H. Lynch – Woodland Goddess

What kind of woman comes to be described as a goddess? Clearly not someone who walks amongst us mere mortals. J.H. Lynch captured the goddess-like features in many of his prints, and aptly named this picture ‘Woodland Goddess’: Despite her luscious looks, I cannot begin to tell you how difficult it was to take a…

Mass Market Art: Female Prints

One of the trends of the 1960s and ’70s appears to be that of the gypsy lady. Gold hoop earrings, dark hair and eyes, busty and a bit saucy of eye… these ladies are exotic and enticing. If ‘Carmen’ by Turino looks familiar, it’s probably because you’ve seen ‘Ilonka’ by H. Walter: Similar to the…

Tretchikoff in Father Ted!

Aha! The Eagle Eyes have been at it again. Look very closely… We’re planning to put one of ours in the exact same spot! ‘Zulu Girl’ is waiting to be hung up – as soon as I’ve convinced Aidan to buy a new drill capable of getting through our stone walls. This episode (Episode 6…

Tretchikoff Exhibition: Iziko South African National Gallery

The following press release has been sent to me by Natasha, grand-daughter of Vladimir Tretchikoff. How amazing would it be to get over there and see it?? “Hi, Tretchi was my grand dad. We are having a retrospective of original works next year in the South African National Gallery. See press release below… If you…