Tuesday, 28 July 2009

Winifred Nicholson (1893 - 1981)

Lily of the Valley, South Parlour

‘When one is young
one is satisfied with a flower petal or a sparkle.
Now I want more.
I want the rainbow scale of the flower
and the reason and the travel of the sparkle -
and most of all a long quiet time
of intense peace and uninterrupted thought
- none of which one can get.'

Winifred Nicholson to Jim Ede

1 comment:

  1. She has to be in my top five favourite painters Alice. Her bulb paintings are just a joy aren't they? I went to an exhibition of her paintings at Kettles Yard several years ago. I could have stayed all day x


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