Research

Step Up: Exploring Collections at West Dean College with Outside In

Step Up: Exploring Collections at West Dean College with Outside In

This spring and summer I will be one of a small group of Outside In artists exploring the Edward James archive and the surrealist artists featured in the West Dean College art collection. From submitting my application only a few weeks ago, to attending the interview this week, and with the course starting just next week ... the whole thing still feels a bit unreal to me even as I type this.  After years of trying to find a way of engaging with the West Dean art collection and course offerings, suffice to say this opportunity is beyond anything I might have hoped...

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Reverse Glass Artist: Rebecca Salsbury James

Reverse Glass Artist: Rebecca Salsbury James

  With many thanks to Melissa K. who put me onto this artist! Rebecca Salsbury James was a studio companion to Georgia O'Keefe, reverse oil on glass painter and traditional colcha embroidery artist with ties to Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show. A quick introduction to her life and work can be found in blog posts celebrating the women of Taos, New Mexico (Part 1 and Part 2) or clicking here.Pictured Winter in Taos, 1948, Reverse Oil on Glass

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Research - a Blog in Progress

This area of my website remains a work in progress. In time I shall be updating it with some of the research I've done and continue to do into reverse glass painters and glass painting traditions from the UK and beyond. Please check back soon! Thank you ;)

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