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Tuesday, 19 January 2016
Joyce Pensato and Rose Wylie.
I don't keep up with too many contemporary painters and their work; my days of studio hopping finished after the early 80's.
But occasionally painters come to my attention that I think are worthy of more publicity. Ms Pensato is one such.
A New Yorker; she's not to everyone's taste, but I'd have her work on MY walls any day.
If you're interested have a look on Google Images.
Another painter's work I'd like on my walls is that of English artist Rose Wylie.
Both Rose and Joyce's work share a similar casual looseness and spontaneity, together with a healthy disregard for classic draughtsmanship. I have a particular liking for this approach to painting; especially Joyce's. I suppose it mirrors my own attitude.
Two female painters separated by a mutual ocean, and both with a very relaxed view of life. Have a further look at Ms Wylie's work on Google Images.
I know I probably shouldn't mention this, but Ms Pensato is 75, and Ms Wylie is 82.
We went with friends to the Scallop festival in Whitianga; a charming
seaside town in the Coromandal District.
Had a great time...5000 people, lots of wine...
3 years ago
The difference between an optimist and a pessimist, is that the optimist enjoys himself whilst waiting for the inevitable! I AM that optimist!
This is a daily, optimistic, 'photos and comments' blog. I make no judgements (only occasionally), just notes. If you wish to comment in any way at all, please feel free. Everything and everyone is very welcome.
I was born just south of London, but for the past 44 years I've lived in S W France. I am a painter by profession, and writer by desire. Lady Magnon and I live in an ancient cottage, in a tiny village, in perfectly tranquil countryside. We have a vegetable garden called 'Haddock's' (this may crop up from time to time), a Border Collie cross called Bok, a cat called Freddie, plenty of fruit trees, and a view that takes the breath away. I try to treat our planet with respect, and encourage others to do likewise (without preaching).
Contentment is a glass of red, a plate of charcuterie, and a slice of good country bread. Perfect!