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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

    • 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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