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Candy Bedworth

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

    Stories By Candy Bedworth

    • Art Travels

      Eleri Mills – A Deep Sense of Belonging

      By January 16, 2020

      The colour palette in Wales at the moment is one of muted browns, dour greys and mucky khaki. So what a perfect season to come across the work of Eleri Mills. Mills is one of the...

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      Christmas Cards from Hell

      By December 24, 2019

      As the postman brings you cheery season’s greetings from your nearest and dearest, let me guess what the images are on the front of your Christmas cards. Chubby robins? Jolly Santas? Snowy picturesque villages? And of...

    • Art History 101

      Artist and Patron – Friend or Foe?

      By December 7, 2019

      Since ancient times, patrons have played a vital role in art history. Patronage can be found almost everywhere – in Europe, feudal Japan and Southeast Asia. In fact anywhere a royal or imperial or aristocratic system...

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      The Gift of Pomona – Pears in Art

      By November 11, 2019

      Since ancient times the pear tree has been honoured as a sacred tree symbolising good health, happiness and prosperity. At this time of the year, farmers and growers are storing their precious harvest, laying down fruits...

    • Contemporary Art

      Conversations with Naomi Frears

      By November 6, 2019

      Naomi Frears is a visual artist and filmmaker based in the Porthmeor Studios in St Ives, UK. I was lucky enough to touch base with this incredible artist as her new exhibition begins at Beaux Arts,...

    • 19th Century

      Happy Days – the Landscapes of Peter de Wint

      By October 21, 2019

      What do you think when you look at the image above? Most fans of Peter de Wint’s work see exquisite tranquillity and luminosity. That wide sky, the golden corn, the vast expanse of landscape beyond. Here...

    • 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...

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      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...

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