'Mary South' by Simon Palmer (Print)
Image Size: 670mm x 480mm (image size does not include paper border, mount and frame) Format: Giclée Print, [ed. size 850] on 310gsm thick 100% cotton rag. Hand-numbered and hand-embossed. Price: £225.00.
Watercolour on paper. 1997 At first you do not notice the young woman kicking leaves. Your eye is drawn up through the picture, onto the path, up the sculptural trees to the branches above and ineluctably towards the little window of horizon at the top of the picture. And then you see her. Marty South is Hardys character in the Woodlanders. Shes a wood splitter, a maker of thatch for roofs. In the novel shes neglected by the central character; in this picture, however, shes kicking autumn leaves. And one can only imagine that shes wending her way, after all that work, engaged in a happy end of day pursuit. (source: BookroomArtPress)