Red Haired Girl by Joan Eardley ready to hang framed print
28 x 23 cm black frame print of Red Haired Girl by Joan Eardley from the National Galleries of Scotland Collection.
Depicted in this painting is a small girl with Red Hair, who likely lived near Eardley's studio in Glasgow. Eardley has depicted the children in a child-like manner, set against the debris of their everyday life. They feature in many of her paintings. The stencilled lettering and fragments of collaged newspaper imitate graffiti; the silver and gold papers are probably sweet wrappers.
Joan Eardley was an English artist but spent most of her adult life as an artist in Glasgow and then Catterline. Her preference was for everyday subjects such as children or the sea and coast line.