|(I used to cross country ski at our Abbey)|
A few years ago, a friend gave me a box of cards of some nuns skating. I then found the artist, MARGARET LOXTON, and, that she had painted many scenes with nuns- all fun! She was born in London in 1938 but only began painting in 1981 after her family had grown up.
|Winter at the Convent (the card that started my search)|
Within three years of putting brush to canvas, she won the prestigious painting prize at the 1984 City of London Festival. While English to the core she was inspired by France and began painting seriously.
In 1986, she was invited to exhibit at several French museums, including the Musée Fabre, Montpelier, where she attracted the attention of the French media. During this time, she travelled the French countryside and developed a deep affection and empathy for the way of life she found there.
Her work has been praised for its sense of color, strength of composition and gentle humor, and can now been found in numerous private collections around the world. Her work is much sort by private collectors throughout the world.
Her nuns look like Benedictines but I have not been able to find where she got her inspiration. She also loved painting sheep. Enjoy!
|Nuns at Large|