Blog 17: Taking a break from the hustle and bustle at the Wallace Collection.

A time when the outside world is stressed, a visit to the Wallace Collection, only minutes from the hustle and bustle of Oxford Street is a must. I found two paintings my calming influence and placed me in the place I needed to be. My blog journey so far is highlighting the importance of senses, my arts and cultural landscape and time for thought.

Saint Catherine of Alexandria attributed to Onorio Marinari

And Isaiah by Ernest Meissonier

The Wallace Collection http://www.wallaceprints.org/image/327235/onorio-marinari-saint-catherine-of-alexandria

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Blog 16: My trip to Brighton and another inspiration moment.

Women Artists from the fine art collection at the Brighton Museum and Art Gallery.  Early Morning by Dod Procter (was born Doris Shaw). This made me stop in my tracks. The pose, the image and all this creates a feeling of calm. A start of something new.

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A lover of the ballet I am always drawn to something that reminds me of my past. The ballet shoe by Dame Laura Knight and my landscape is developing. www.brighton-hove-rpml.org.uk

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There is no doubt Brighton has a cultural vibrance and is placed in my landscape.

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Blog 15: A sculpture that takes my breadth away, then and now.

A stroll through hampstead and I come across a sculpture which takes my breadth away. I stop and stare and I am immediately drawn inside this small gallery to view the works of Philip Jackson. Its times like this that highlight how powerful art is and a must for my cultural landscape and my memory diary.

Objects can have such an impact……

Catto Gallery    http://www.cattogallery.co.uk/exhibitions.html

Philip Jackson    http://www.philipjacksonsculptures.co.uk

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