Incredibly, the recent discovery of what appears to be the only full body portrait of Vincent van Gogh in existence, drawn by artist Jeanne Donnadieu and entitled ‘L’Incompris’ (The Misunderstood) has managed to find its way into the Usher Gallery, Lincoln.
She only took up painting as a hobby while recuperating after a serious accident, but Angela Watson has uncovered a hidden talent which she has been showcasing on a primetime BBC television programme.
As the partner of a local gallery in Branston, Lincoln, I am used to sourcing all manner of art and antiques from across the country, and even worldwide. There is nothing more enjoyable than digging deep to find a hidden treasure, lost over the course of time. In the world of antiques, every so often you come across a rare and extremely interesting item that gradually reveals a story about its heritage.
I’m Peter Segasby, an artist with an insatiable love of art and co-owner of a gallery in Branston, Lincolnshire. I’m delighted to have been asked by Lincolnshire Life to write a series of articles on art over the coming months. I’m often asked “What makes you so passionate about art and especially paintings by the old masters such as Rubens and Rembrandt?” My stock response is always, “It’s an indescribable feeling of mixed emotions.” However, as a foundation to these articles, I will attempt to share the emotions I’ve experienced in more detail.
For most people retirement signals a slowing of pace and the beginning of a more relaxing lifestyle – but not for Lincolnshire woman Annie Samuel, who is using the time to launch a second career as an award-winning artist.