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Feel so pleased that this painting has been selected for the "Inheritance" exhibition at Norwich Castle Museum next Spring.
The painting has been on and off the easel over the last three or four years.
It was also pre-selected for the Threadneedle Open at the Mall Galleries in London this year, but didn't get through 2nd selection to get hung on the walls.
Being the artist I am on the rocking horse and the biggest of course, really Sue is the eldest, then Frank, me then Ruth with Deb last.
The location is down the yard at the end of a sloping drive by the side of our childhood home a 3 storey Victorian house in Caterham Surrey. Just beyond the wire fence of the yard was the rail track, with a wooden signal box opposite. We weren't supposed to play in the yard - but we did when we could get away with it. A small pear tree had stomach achingly hard pears, in the painting the budgies mum bred from 2 that Frank brought home one day - Bebe & Bobo are perched in its branches.
There are lots of references in the painting, including a list of the most popular songs of the time written into the wood of the rocking horse's rockers. So if you are curious about anything you see -
get in contact.
I live and work in North Norfolk where the skies are wide and the weather can be wild.