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Goldfinches and Dandelions

Goldfinches and Dandelions textile collage Amanda Richardson Artist

Long ago I gave up pretensions to a lawn and now, while I wait for the foliage of spring bulbs to die down, the dandelions run riot. Happy Goldfinches who come to dine.

fabric for Echium fields 25-02-20

fabric for echium fields textile collage

Two days dyeing fabric for my new collage of fields of Viper's Bugloss at Boscregan Farm on the coast of Cornwall on a summer's evening. A welcome focus on warmth and colour.

Mahonia in yellow jug 23-01-20

Mahonia in yellow jug oil painting still life Amanda Richardson Artist

Mahonia in yellow jug. Just treated myself to this jug and am entirely in love with it. Mahonia seemed the perfect flower, echoing the chartreuse of the glaze.

painting rowan berries with kantha shawl 3-01-20

 rowan berries with kantha shawl oil painting Amanda Richardson Artist

The kantha shawl comes from my trip to India three years ago, the rowan berries from a tree grown from a berry. I love associations of objects with memories, and this series of still life paintings will be loaded.


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