margaret nettlefold


this painting of margaret nettlefold was created six months ago; she studied at birmingham school of art and was a founding member of edgbaston high school. she had eight children, six of whom survived. her uncle was joseph chamberlain.

well, with paint splatters all over the floor, my slippers, my socks even, my trousers splattered in blue paint,  i can honestly say my final paintings are expressive. don’t tell paul but the splatters reach as far as our precision mount cutter (i should have moved it, i know). it is risky taking risks when an exhibition looms large but i am convinced the risks are worth taking and layering is key to my new body of work. like scars it is truthful and important to leave behind and expose a little of the old stuff and not obliterate everything with the newest layer. let me know what you think of them when i add them to my blog.


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