embroidery inspired by a Lowry quote, on vintage blanket with a laundry tag

The other week I went into London and saw the Lowry exhibition at Tate Britain. It was the first time I’d actually seen his work and was struck by how monochrome, bleak and repetitive his paintings are, as I’m sure everyone is.

Lowry was a rent collector and his paintings show the world he lived and worked in. What he saw and how he felt all there on the canvas, over and over again.

Stepping outside the gallery my world seemed very vibrant, positive and teeming with opportunity.


3 Responses to “Lowry”

  1. Dorothy Griffiths Says:
    October 15th, 2013 at 11:10 pm

    Hi Janet what an interesting post. My husband loves Lowry but I must admit that I find him a little dour and bleak but beauty is in the eye of the beholder and so many people are devoted followers of him. Love the embroidery Janet, it made me smile – fingers crossed I can come to your class in December, really excited about it. Am about to follow some of your designs on a little bag for a gift for my friend. Have a lovely week Janet
    Lots of love

  2. Andy Lloyd Williams Says:
    October 17th, 2013 at 12:46 pm

    Hi Janet
    Having been bought up in Lancashire & Cheshire, I love Lowry – it creates the atmosphere brilliantly. Amazingly my step father, Charles – who worked in Manchester – knew Lowry. Lowry offered him a painting and Charles refused it – he didn’t like his pictures! What a shame!!! Best wishes Andy

  3. Tracey Dawkins Says:
    October 18th, 2013 at 8:08 pm

    I loved that exhibition my favourites are still the lovely beach scenes at Lytham st Annes.

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