Pre Raphaelite Delights that last longer than 15 minutes with Lashings of Ginger Beer,

It’s been ages since I last posted (the longest yet) but I hope to make amends today by writing a longer post – a kind of round-up of posts I should have written. The 11th August was popular children’s writer Enid Blyton’s birthday (11 August 1897 – 28 November 1968).  Here’s a  a link to another postContinue reading “Pre Raphaelite Delights that last longer than 15 minutes with Lashings of Ginger Beer,”

There is nothing like a – Dame Paula Rego!

Portuguese born narrative painter, printer and illustrator (1935) Paula Rego became a Dame  the other day on the Queens birthday for her contribution to Art!  Anyone who has read this blog from the beginning will know that I rate Rego highly as an artist. I wrote a post about this artist and William Hogarth here HerContinue reading “There is nothing like a – Dame Paula Rego!”

Happy Birthday Dear William Hogarth!

  It’s one of my favorite artist’s birthday today.  Artist, printmaker, satirist and Social commentator William Hogarth (b.1697 –  1764 London) was a very prolific artist and highly fashionable in his time.  His series of paintings (also made into prints) called ‘Marriage A La Mode’ read like one of our modern-day soap opera’s and are amongst my favorite paintings.  TheyContinue reading “Happy Birthday Dear William Hogarth!”