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Candy Bedworth

Candy's remote, rain soaked farmhouse clings to a steep-sided valley in rural Wales. She raises sheep, chickens and children with varying degrees of success. Art, literature and Lakrids licorice save her sanity on a daily basis.

Stories By Candy Bedworth

  • 20th century

    Beatles and Biennales – the Life and Times of Robyn Denny

    By October 3, 2019

    In a grim and conservative post-war Britain, Robyn Denny burst onto the art scene like a Holi festival colour bomb. He arrived at art school in London in 1951 just as British art was looking away...

  • Art State of Mind

    Don’t Give Up the Day Job. Earn as an Artist

    By September 30, 2019

    Artists starving in garrets is an old cliché. In fact many famous artists were sensible enough to have a day job in order to pay the bills! Some of them seem perfectly sensible – Andy Warhol...

  • 20th century

    Henry Moore’s Sheep

    By September 6, 2019

    Henry Spencer Moore was an English sculptor and artist. His forms are usually abstract human figures, often depicting mother-and-child or reclining figures. His sculptures can be found across the world. Although his primary role was as a...

  • 20th century

    Dame Ethel Walker – A Sensitive Portrait

    By August 22, 2019

    Summer is on her way out the door, signalled by darker nights and chilly mornings. But before we bid her farewell, let’s take a look at one more beach painting. The image above is Decoration: The...

  • A Bigger Splash A Bigger Splash

    20th century

    Painting of the Week: David Hockney, A Bigger Splash

    By August 4, 2019

    David Hockney is one of Britain’s most well known and influential artists. His iconic style is instantly recognisable. As you hunch over your work, dreaming of a summer break, let’s take a look at his painting...

  • Come out to play Clifford and Rosemary Ellis Come out to play Clifford and Rosemary Ellis

    20th century

    Take a Trip with Rosemary Ellis

    By July 11, 2019

    As we head into summer holiday season, let’s take a look back at the gorgeous travel posters designed by British artist Rosemary Ellis. One of the most prominent illustrators of her age, Rosemary Ellis is not...

  • Art History 101

    I Put a Spell on You – Vodou Art

    By June 19, 2019

    Vodou is one of the most misunderstood belief systems in the world. Derided by the Church and popular culture, in fact it is a fascinating system of ethics, culture, agriculture, cosmology, folklore and medicine. Its foundations...

  • Lee Krasner Gaea Lee Krasner Gaea

    20th century

    Lee Krasner and the Art of Starting Over

    By June 11, 2019

    Lee Krasner’s name has become much more widely known in recent years. Often referred to as the wife of Jackson Pollock, she was, of course, a great artist in her own right. The Barbican Gallery in...

  • Paula Modersohn Becker Mother and Child Paula Modersohn Becker Mother and Child

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    Painting of the Week: Paula Modersohn Becker, Reclining Mother and Child II

    By June 2, 2019

    Does any image say primal love more than this powerful painting by Paula Modersohn Becker? As we head into International Children’s Day, it seems right to make Painting of the Week one that includes not just...

  • geek art geek art

    21st century

    Geek Art

    By May 25, 2019

    The geek-art community has an affluent and acquisitive sub culture that has a seemingly insatiable thirst for paintings, models and sculptures. Pop culture, fantasy literature, comic books, manga, sci fi and cult movies – all of...

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