Today I am very happy to dedicate our celebration to a very special Artist – Anne Rymer. Anne is also the owner of BOOCRAFT, and she resides in Cornwall, UK. I love her paintings and I have acquired some of them. Her watercolors are full of magic, happy days, and I totally love the unexpected whimsical details in them, as well as the colors she uses. One of the things I love about her paintings is that there is always movement in her subjects and landscapes – from cats and witches, to country folk, to seaside and rivers … Her inspiration is the rich history of the lovely Cornwall, a place that seems magical. Her favorite poem is “Warning” by Jenny Joseph. Instead of me telling you her story, I will share with you what she has to say,
“Cornwall is my inspiration. Through my artist’s eye I try to portray the magical atmosphere of this beautiful part of England. A lady from America wrote to me that she wished she could live in one of my paintings! I suppose that is how I feel when I’m being creative, I go into the picture completely and It is an alternative world!
My home is so high up the buzzards fly past level with my window! This is where I paint, in my studio that overlooks the beautiful Tamar valley. There is an old church in the middle distance and patchworks of fields and ancient woodlands that stretch across the valley. Through this the River Tamar winds its way past Morwellham Quay, this is where the “Edwardian Farm” was filmed last year.
I am forever bringing home hurt little creatures. I even once had a large raven with a damaged wing, which eventually flew away. It stayed with me quite happily while it recovered. I think they must know they can trust folk like us.” – Anne Rymer
I want to share with you pictures of some of the paintings I acquired from the Artist. If you want to see more of her work, you may visit her shop BOOCRAFT.
I thank Anne Rymer for her time, and for being my guest today.
Happy Watercolors Friday everyone! I hope that you enjoyed today’s celebration, and please, take a little time to view more of her awesome art. – it is mesmerizing 🙂
Note: Anne’s shop will be shut from next Sunday May 5th until Monday May 13th.