What a wonderful evening at the private view for the Memory exhibition. I made my way with my good friend and fellow printmaker/artist Jo Austen to London from Kent on Aug 28th and full of anticipation we made our way to the Royal Over-Seas League. It is a beautiful building nestled at the back of a road backing onto Green Park. Over 200 people were at the PV and that was another delight, that the event was so well attended. I am buzzing with excitement and joy at being part of this wonderful show with so many talented artists/printmakers. More information can be found here.
Well ........How absolutely pleased and delighted I am, to have my monotype selected for the Memory exhibition at the Royal Over-Seas League as part of the Print Makers Council, in August this year. This year was abound with poppies and I was inspired by the beautiful ladybird poppies to make a work in memory of my Great Uncle Horace who was killed at the Somme in WW1. The poppies are also based on the poem 'In Flanders Fields' by John McCrae
In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below
We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn saw sunset glow
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields
Take up our quarrel with the foe;
To you, from falling hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.”
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