Chair With Cyclamen
By Angela Cash
Oil on board
Image size: H: 30cm x W: 25cm
Framed size: H: 45cm x W: 40cm
This is one of Angie's soft and romantic interior scenes - deceptively simple but actually quite complex in its perspective and lighting.
There is a beautiful shadow cast by the chair, on which are piled the books and the potted white cyclamen, with a shirt draped casually over one side of the back.
There's also a hint of narrative here - why would that chair be pushed up against a doorway and blocking the door knob? Is it purely for the perfect shadow it casts in that spot and the backdrop desired - or is something more going on here?
ABOUT ANGELA CASH
A professional artist, Angela grew up and has lived in the Cotswolds most of her life.
"Surrounded by amazing landscapes and history I am inspired to capture 'moments' in my paintings. In a world where there is so much negativity, I try to find a positive memory to reflect on, capturing moments of gentle normality."
She loves to paint interiors showing everyday life, garden views and still life, always trying to capture a certain light and atmosphere with a subtlety of colour and no hard lines. She paints a lot of commission works as well, again recording moods, memories and moments.
She usually works directly from the subject or from sketches made in situ, finishing them in her studio. Using watercolour and now, predominantly, oils, she prepares her own boards in a traditional way, covering them with calico and using rabbit skin glue with gesso which gives the soft texture she prefers.
Angela has painted for more than 30 years and has exhibited widely in the south of England, including the RWA, Bristol and many times with The Society of Women Artists at the Mall Galleries, London.