ANN ARNOLD (b.1936)
Running with the Red Queen c.1989
13 x 17¼ ins (33 x 43.8 cm)
Piccadilly Gallery, where purchased by George Selling, 2 December 1990
Whether depicting secret valleys and majestic hills bathed in a golden twilight, or emerald-fringed streams, jewel-like and glistening in the mid-day sun, Ann Arnold’s landscapes are gentle and soft, while radiating a powerful earth magic – Nicholas Usherwood
Born in Newcastle, Ann Arnold initially worked as an art therapist after leaving art school. With her husband Graham Arnold she joined the group of artists known as the Brotherhood of Ruralists, formed in 1975. Other members included Peter Blake, Jann Howarth and David Inshaw. The group enjoyed much success as an antidote to the more academic or radical 1970s art movements. She has exhibited in numerous group exhibitions, and in museum shows at Tate, Royal Academy, and Bristol City Art Gallery. She has also exhibited widely in commercial galleries, including Piccadilly Gallery, New Grafton Gallery, and Catto Gallery. Her work is held in many collections in the UK and abroad.