Anne Redpath

Houses and Trees (near Denholm)

About this artwork

Redpath returned from France to her home town of Hawick in the Scottish Borders in 1934. During this time she reignited her passion for making painting, which she had previously abandoned to concentrate on her role as a mother to her three sons. She said of this time, ‘Taking up art is different from music. The actual technique doesn’t matter quite so much as it would in music, but… it is difficult to attain the same kind of abandon and bravura in your painting.’ Her Border landscapes from this time, including this study painted near the Scottish village of Denholm, were executed in a muted, subdued palette.

Updated before 2020

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Anne Redpath

Anne Redpath