A group of paintings about mourning, memorial, portraiture and love, from NT visits, film and imaginary portraits. Meanwhile in Nottingham....
Portrait Of A Lady opens at Nottingham Castle Museum and Art Gallery 19 September 2015 - 17 January 2016
Welcome to Attingham Park, the house sits in a flat simple green landscape, cows graze and deer roam close to the building. My favourite mirror still-life scenes are here.
Along with lampshades, chandeliers and portraits, mirrors are my favourite things in the NT houses I have visited so far. They set up mini scenes of the rooms they inhabit and its a good way to surreptitiously watch the other visitors look around the room and listen in on conversations. In this room Sickert's 'Lady In Blue' invited Jack The Ripper comments.
I have been making small films, mostly around roses, architecture and interiors and posting them on my Vimeo here.
Several 'Unknown ladies' at Attingham, rather nice examples.
You can see more pictures from Attingham Hall on my Flickr here