'The Parasol' by Anthony Green RA
by Sherree Valentine-Daines
Carol Cordrey, Art Critic and Editor, has her popular art columns published in the following magazines:
Canary Wharf, SE City Life, The City Magazine, Royal Docks, The Richmond Magazine, The Guildford Magazine, The Surrey Downs Magazine, The Kingston Magazine, The Elmbridge Lifestyle Magazine, The Woking Lifestyle Magazine, Live Manchester, and Live Cheshire.
Here are some extracts of her work:
The Turner Prize 2007
“Nathan Coley’s final piece, a neon-lit message mounted on scaffolding, says what we have already deduced from the exhibit: There Will Be No Miracles Here”.
Jack Vettriano CBE
“Love, Devotion and Surrender presents 24 new Vettriano painting in his characteristic style but with raw passion as the keynote. Instead of portrayals of carefree romance as in iconic works like Mad Dogs and Dance Me To The End of Love, Jack Vettriano is taking us to much darker places now, where liaisons dangereuses have displaced the dancers of yesteryear”.
Anthony Green RA
“Mesmeric is the single defining word I attach to the paintings by Royal Academician, Anthony Green who creates capricious, colourful and quintessentially English scenes but it is his unorthodox use of perspective that makes his work so absorbing and unique”.
Rolf Harris OBE, MBE
“The show’s star portrait is Rolf’s painting of HM The Queen, commissioned by the BBC to celebrate her 80th birthday…the portrait is a great likeness and he has cleverly made her look regal but relaxed – quite distinctive from her other famous portraits”.
Henry Moore OM
“His mantra of ‘truth to materials’ meant that stone figures should be in immobile positions; he saw the creation of a running figure carved out of stone as a contradiction of reality. The reclining figure – virtually exclusively female – became his signature form”.
“The influence of the late Georgia O’Keeffe is striking in Pink Peony in which Linda Meaney has slightly blurred the divide between colour and form and taken us up-close-and-personal by painting the heart of the flower on a large scale…the sensuality is abundantly clear in the fleshy tones and curvaceous petals; this is a real tour de force in flower painting”
“In Too 2 Step, dance music constructs the frills of this pretty dress and striped materials are used for the overskirt and for outlining the bodice. But when our eye catches the title, the pun performs a jeté in our minds and the image becomes a ballerina’s tutu, and shows Peter Clark at his absolute best!”
'Too 2 Step' by Peter Clark
'Pink Peony' by Linda Meaney
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