A tribute to a very special printmaker.
Once in a while there is someone whose art work gets into your mind and won’t go away. This is what has happened to me with the art of Agnes Larkins, friend, student, supporter, whose death this February was a great sadness to all who knew her. A selection of her etchings forms part of the current exhibition at Dove Studios: on for only one more day…
I got to know Agnes 20 years ago when she started attending my Monday morning etching sessions. She got straight down to work and never stopped until last Autumn, when her illness finally prevented her from coming. Right from the start her work was original, inquiring and good. Like herself, it was quiet, but could flash out;
was experimental but somehow always worked,
was joyful but also dared to approach, with a characteristically light touch, the mysteries of life.
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