Summer wildflowers by Mary Dipnall
Mary Dipnall says that she would rather be sitting in a meadow full of wild flowers, sketching with the sun on her back than anywhere else.
Born in Portsmouth in 1936, her childhood and subsequent painting style was much influenced by family picnics and holidays in England’s beautiful West Country. Perhaps it is Mary Dipnall’s lack of formal art training or her pastoral lifestyle which infuses her work with such colourful freedom and warmth. Whatever it is that makes her work inspired, it strikes a chord with all those who love and value the English countryside. Following her marriage and the birth of her two sons, Mary Dipnall found herself turning to painting full time, rediscovering her love for the natural world through her paintings. She gradually began to specialise in wonderful representations of wild flowers, and in 1980 held her first exhibition in London. Since then, Mary Dipnall has exhibited on a regular basis in Great Britain, such is the demand for her original work. Her distinctive style of painting guarantees an unique, colourful and decorative quality in each of her startling paintings.
Jane Eyre : Quotes
The soul, fortunately, has an interpreter – often an unconscious
but still a faithful interpreter – in the eye.
I am no bird; and no net ensnares me:I am a free human being with
an independent will.Life appears to me too short to be spent in nursing
animosity or registering wrongs.
Her coming was my hope each day,
Her parting was my pain;
Thechance that did her steps delay
Was ice in every vein.
I remembered that the real world was wide, and that a varied field of
hopes and fears, of sensations and excitments, awaited those who had
the courage to go forth into it’s expanse, to seek real knowledge of life amidst it’s perils.
Beauty is in the eye of the gazer.
To prolong doubt was to prolong hope
Friends always forget those whom fortune forsakes.
Make my happiness–I will make yours
You can overcome your past, no matter how bad it is.
Your will shall decide your destiny.
Loving and respecting yourself is essential, and is the key to independence.
The possibilities for life are endless for those who take risks.
Don’t be afraid to speak your mind.