Alicia Boyle RBA, Storm over Essex (1963)
Alicia Boyle R.B.A., R.U.A. (1908 - 1997) was an Irish artist who spent much of her life in England. She exhibited with the Leger Galleries in London in the early 1950s, as well as with the Royal Academy in London, at the Irish Exhibition of Living Art in the 1950s. Her work was shown in numerous exhibitions, either solo shows or in group exhibitions. She exhibited regularly with the Society of British Artists, of which she was elected a member in 1958. Her work is now in numerous collections, including the National Gallery of Ireland, the Crawford Art Gallery, the Ulster Museum, as well as many institutions in the UK.
This painting captures plants dancing on the wind. In the foreground, tall airy plants - Queen Anne's lace or cow parsley - reach above nettles and darker foliage. In the background, an avenue of trees runs into the distance. A dark and foreboding sky swirls overhead. The painting is dated 1963 (on the reverse on the canvas) and signed bottom right with her monogram.
Oil on canvas. 46cm wide x 55cm high. Signed, titled and dated on reverse. DeVere's studio sale, 1998.
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