Sunday, May 8, 2016


I have this painting in my collection for years. It hangs in our living room and creates a welcome atmosphere with it's bright colors. I just found few pieces of information about the artist. Agnes' Foreman name were mentioned in few references to the New English Art Club and she was a member of the Tunbridge Wells Art Society (c. 1950s)

Here is a link to another artwork done by Agnes Foreman.

Still Life, Flowers in a Vase, oil on board. Signed AE FOREMAN

Monday, April 25, 2016

Andrews (nee Cubitt), Edith Alice 1873 - 1962

Born at St John's Wood, London in 1873, daughter of Herbert Cundall Cubitt, a colonial broker's clerk, and his wife Kate Alice née Whicher, who married at Greenwich, London in 1868. Edith studied art at Goldsmiths' College School, winning silver and gold medals and was a member of the Ipswich Art Club in 1897, exhibiting from 85 Tyrwhitt Road, Brockley, London in 1896 three watercolours 'The Gatekeeper', 'Chrysanthemums' and 'Early Spring in the Woods, Peinbury' and a further three watercolours in 1897 'Daffodils', 'Azaleas' and 'Well Hall, Kent' she may have exhibited in Suffolk as her father's family originated from there. In 1901 Edith was a 27 year old artist living with her parents and two siblings, at 85 Tywhitt Road, Lewisham, London. She married at Marylebone, London in 1912, George Francis Andrews, after which she exhibited under her married name of Edith Andrews. Painter of portraits, still life, landscape and especially gardens and flowers and was a miniaturist, she also illustrated children's books. Edith exhibited at the Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colour, Society of Women Artists, Liverpool Walker Art Gallery, the Paris Salon and at the Royal Academy 1914-1954, Queen Mary purchased an Andrews picture of a rose bush. In the 1930's living at Pembury, Kent and she died at Willesden, Middlesex in 1962, aged 89.

Monday, March 7, 2016

Knit Overall for the Toddler - Boy or Girl

For experienced knitters. I have designed this overall to last a long time with a loose and easy fit.
Rule number one: Before start any project knit a swatch (15-20sts, 20-30 rows), wash it and do all calculations based on it when it's completely dry. Rule number two: Make sure all measurements on a schema match your size or make adjustments if needed.