Tuesday, June 27, 2017

"Pink Ballet Shoes" by Lynda Cookson

Music and dance have always been important stimulants for me. In fact, my first own-business was a ballroom dance studio! I have never had a ballet lesson but had contact with ballet teachers, as well as Spanish dance teachers, which gave me a taste of the depth and love in their lives. To me, ballet shoes are things of real beauty ... from the perfection of their own creation, to the support, love and life they give to their dancers - all finally depicted in their wrinkles, stains and frays.

"Pink Ballet Shoes" is still for sale and you just need to contact me.

 "Pink Ballet Shoes" by Lynda Cookson

Detail of "Pink Ballet Shoes" by Lynda Cookson

Saturday, June 24, 2017

"Piggy Sam"

At the turn of the century, when we had just emigrated from SA to Ireland, and I was battling to absorb my new cool environment, I turned to humour in painting and created the Musical Piggy Collection. "Piggy Sue" and "Buddy Hoggy" were followed by "Pig Floyd" and "The Carpiggers". Finally - "Piggy Sam" whose slim connection to music came from "Play it again Sam"

"Piggy Sam" by Lynda Cookson


"Sophia's Pointes"