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Posts by: Victoria Harris

Burns Night

By Victoria Harris In: News January 25, 2021 No Comments
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"In an old set of volumes of the work of Robert Burns I found and read a chapter called “Fragment”. Burns, an artist in words, begins thus: “As I have seen a good deal of human life in Edinburgh, a …

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Norwich

By Victoria Harris In: News January 21, 2021 No Comments
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"Norwich itself was then a beautiful place, and looked almost the same as it must have done in the days of Crome and Cotman. I now realise what a playground it was for the artist. No wonder it had its …

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Horse Fairs

By Victoria Harris In: News January 19, 2021 No Comments
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“Lavenham Horse Fair. What a sight! This famous fair of heavy draught-horses eclipsed anything of its kind I had ever seen. …We went from inn-yard to inn-yard, where straw lay strewn on the ground, and those well-fed, clean-shaven, purple-faced men already …

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Lithographic Designs

By Victoria Harris In: News January 14, 2021 No Comments
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My very first lithographic performance was a fretwork design on stone. I scraped out a mistake, making a hole like a grave in the stone's surface. To my alarm, it was found out in the press room, a bare white …

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Going Out Hunting

By Victoria Harris In: News January 4, 2021 No Comments
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“Hunting became part of my life, and I saw many things on those days: bright winter sunlight on clipped horses and scarlet coats; on bare trees; stacks; on farmhouse gables; the riding out after a slight frost; the riding home …

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Hampshire Hop-pickers

By Victoria Harris In: News January 4, 2021 No Comments
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“Of all my painting experiences, none were so alluring and colourful as those visits spent amongst the gypsy hop-pickers in Hampshire each September. More glamour and excitement were packed into those six weeks than a painter could well contend with. …

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The Ringland Hills

By Victoria Harris In: News December 28, 2020 No Comments
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Meeting a landlord who looked like one and just a ride had opened up a new world with fresh ideas. My first short stay at the Falcon was only a feeler for my future painting on Ringland Hills, a mere …

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