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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

  • 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


    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...

  • Antony Gormley Antony Gormley


    In Silent Expectation – Another Place by Antony Gormley

    By May 11, 2019

    Driving out of Liverpool, past run-down warehouses and dockside cranes, I wonder if I’ve taken a wrong turn. But 10 minutes later I see signs to ‘Another Place’ and pull in to a desolate, wind-whipped car...

  • Apollo and Daphne #metoo Apollo and Daphne #metoo

    Art State of Mind

    Apollo and Daphne #metoo

    By April 24, 2019

    In Ovid’s poem Metamorphoses, boastful, arrogant God Apollo is mad with love for the virginal river nymph Daphne after being shot with a golden arrow by Eros. Daphne however wishes to remain unmarried and spurns him....

  • Prehistoric Sculpture Prehistoric Sculpture


    Sacred Signs – Prehistoric Sculpture

    By April 9, 2019

    It seems that forming figurative shapes out of natural materials has always been with us. As humans developed, a bigger, more sophisticated brain allowed for more processing power and higher functions such as language and creative...

  • Art State of Mind

    Moondance. Full Moon in Painting

    By March 21, 2019

    This week sees the Vernal Equinox, when those of us who live in the Northern Hemisphere start to tilt towards the sun. The days begin to get longer, and Spring beckons. At the same time we...

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