Shepherd's Life: Paintings of Jenny Armstrong by Victoria Crowe
- Focuses on a series of drawings and paintings by Victoria Crowe, depicting the shepherd, Jenny Armstrong
- It is a beautiful body of work, which celebrates a particular life
- Reprinted to coincide with an exhibition at the Fleming Collection in London
A Shepherd’s Life centres on Jenny Armstrong, born in 1903 at the farm of Fairliehope, who spent her life working as a shepherdess in the Pentland Hills. In a series of remarkable paintings made over twenty years and based on close observation, Victoria Crowe, one of Scotland’s foremost painters, pays tribute to the life and work of this exceptional woman. In spite of their different ages and backgrounds, the two women came to value each other’s company and it was through the shepherdess that the artist learned how to interpret the surrounding landscape. At the same time the paintings depict an ancient way of living that has been long in the decline and which, at the start of a new millennium, may be finally disappearing.
- National Galleries of Scotland
- 20th Jul 2018
- 190 mm x 176 mm
- 64 Pages
- 25 color
Distributed by ACC Art Books
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