Publisher: Frances Lincoln Ltd.
Anna Pugh is one of Britain's leading folk artists. Her work has an international following, and her obvious empathy with the countryside, with animals and with plants in particular, gives her work a spellbinding charm, and has made it extremely popular.
Pugh is much admired as a colourist and story teller. Her paintings, like those of Richard Dadd and Frances Hodgkins, show the commonplace enlivened by touches of the surreal. Few artists equal to her ability to record natural phenomena and to invigorate it with such persuasive illusion. They have the freshness and irreverent vitality of life lived close to nature. Her flowers, grasses and animals are as memorable as those in the Wilton Diptych, one of the National Gallery's most loved exhibits.
In this book, the first to be written on her work, critic Angus Stewart analyses the peculiar character and strength of her paintings and sets them in the context of her life and inspiration.
In over twenty years she has painted over 200 pictures, all in private collections in the United Kingdom, Europe and North America.
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