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)
Didn’t she do a wonderful painting of boxing hares? I have a vague memory of seeing that painting of hers in Cornwall.
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.
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.
Yes it is – I’ve found some wonderful books there over the years.
These are beautiful! Very much up my street too.
Are you familiar with the paintings of Nicholas Hely-Hutchinson? I think you’d like them.
I like all of them – especially Under the Moon.