Wednesday, 22 June 2016


I HAD AN EMAIL from a lady saying she's acquired one of my paintings, could i tell her a little about it.  it was the cover to Bright Star, a book i illustrated in 1994, written by Garry Crew.
I know that the publisher bought this artwork when the book was completed and through further emails discovered that the buyer, Cathy, had picked it up at the anglesea op shop.  the publisher lothian was taken over  a few years after this book was done and maybe the artwork went up to their office in sydney, but we think it could have just been acquired by a member of staff. anyway between lothian buying it and cathy finding it , we don't  know the history at all.  fascinating.

 Cathy and husband Tony tracked me down through my signature and today Gail and I travelled down to meet them and see the painting, definitely the original and bigger than i remember.  but the amazing thing was that they went back to the op shop next day and found an original Ida Rentoul Outhwaite, she's one of Australia's most famous and collectible illustrators from early last century.  it's a beautiful watercolour, talk about luck!  a fascinating visit :0)  I'll be trying to find out more 

on the way back, delicious corn chowder at a beautiful nursery/cafe on the anglesea road,  mcgain's  - great food surrounded by pergolas and displays of beautiful flowering plants


1 comment:

  1. Anne, Congrats, have a good time! ʚ(ˆ◡ˆ)ɞ·.•*•♫°•♫·.•ʚ(ˆ◡ˆ)ɞ Sadami


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