Amsterdam has a wealth of museums; The Van Gogh, The Rijksmuseum, Anne Frank’s house, Rembrandt’s house to name a few. You can spend days, if not weeks touring round them all and still have more to see. However, the one great gem in Amsterdam is the Stedelijk Museum which holds a fantastic collection of 20th Century Art.
Colleen Farr trained as an artist in the late 40’s and early 50’s. She went on to work with her Husband Bill Belcher in designing textiles, wallpapers and other household items. She was a painter basically in tempera which is a material using egg as the main medium combined with ground oil pigments.
This is a very good example of the quality and definition which can be achieved with egg tempera.
I first met the artist Frank Beanland on a cold December day back in 1999. I then had an art gallery in the lovely little Suffolk market town of Bungay. I was looking out of the window and curiously a man was cycling down the street with what looked like a large tube strapped to his back. He got off the bike outside the shop, walked in and said ‘Are you interested in buying any paintings as I’m an artist?’
This is a great example of a 1950's image by an artist whose individual style is easily recognised. John Preston Goddard took simple images and landscapes adding his own twist to the subject matter.
John Stocks @ AM Fine Art