A Wonderful Artist Who Shares Her Name With a Literary Heroine

My local second-hand book dealer has, like many others in these difficult times, branched out into other areas.

He sells bookish ephemera, paintings, posters, cards …

Today, while I was trying to resist going inside, I had a look through a box of cards and I pulled out one or two that particularly caught my eye.

They all featured paintings by a Cornish artist – JO MARCH – it was very strange, seeing such a familiar name in a very different context.

The cards were lovely. They catch the Cornish countryside – not the famous landmarks, but the fields and country homes that you might not notice – absolutely perfectly.

And some have a lovely touch of magic.

Here are a few for you to see:

(I can’t find a website for the artist, but these images are borrowed from Tabretts Fine Art, Red Rag Gallery and Rainy Day Gallery)

Jasper Farm

Fairy Procession

Night Walk, Ivy Cottage

Lambford

Ramsdown

Under The Moon

6 responses

  1. Didn’t she do a wonderful painting of boxing hares? I have a vague memory of seeing that painting of hers in Cornwall.

  2. That’s not one I’ve come across Tui, but it’s quite possible. I’ve seen bronzes of hares in a few places in recent years but I canlt place a painting.

  3. Jane,is this the second hand book shop on Chapel Street? I love that shop and have found some great things there. I was just in there last week on a trip to Cornwall.

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