Photo by Amoghavira: Sheep in Frost and Snow
Many thanks to those who have helped me develop this site: to Stephanie Collyer of Bellüber for designing this site, with her flair and creativity, lightning speed and infinite patience. Thanks also to James Stevenson, for his generosity in setting up my original site, and to Rosie Davies for her superb ongoing support as it evolves. For assistance with my grandmother’s paintings, I am grateful to Toby Hoten of Hoten Art Logistics for his energy and skill.
The beautiful calligraphy in the top banner is by calligrapher, Gaynor Goffe, which perfectly catches the zen overtones of the site. For the photos, the landscapes and nature scenes are drawn mainly from a breathtaking collection by Amoghavira, from Dhanakosa Retreat Centre. Thank you, Amoghavira, for your generosity, and the spirit of tranquility and calm that your pictures breathe into the website. Portrait photos are by the compassionate-eyed and talented photographer, Onur Pinar.
Margaret English, 1910-2009
The images are all taken from paintings by my grandmother, Margaret English (1910-2008), who started a fine art degree when she was in her 70s, graduating when she was 82 years old, following major heart surgery. I feel privileged to use her artwork, as well as to draw inspiration from her outstanding personality and extraordinary creativity.
Below is a gallery of the paintings, to which I will keep adding over time. I have used crops and slices in a cavalier fashion that I hope my Grandma would understand. Although many of the pictures here are from her abstract collection, she had a large range of styles. She was prolific, and continued to paint well into her 90s.
These paintings are all in private collections belonging to the family.