13 October 2015

A Little Personal Art History...

I thought I would share this fabulous and very old painting with you...
It is a fruit study painted in 1922.
 The artist Vera Edridge aged 14, 
won first prize at the Nelson Provincial Apple Show!
 Don't you just ADORE this gorgeous old gilt frame?
 Maybe a little tired just like the painting it frames...
 But gorgeous in it's aged shabbiness.
This painting has pride of place in my art studio...

It was painted by my Grandmother.
She went on to paint the glass advertising slides at a Nelson Cinema.
Isn't it a funny thing...
I previously worked in advertising and I'm an artist!