13th February 2011 Off By Derek Buckthorpe

What’s your favourite picture or painting? Constable’s Haywain? – Van Gough’s Sunflowers – Renoir’s boating party – the Mona Lisa – the Sistine Chapel? Paintings bring pleasure, they can be inspiring, challenging, calming, relaxing, we can admire the whole, or look into every corner, or image – every brush stroke. It’s said that every painting tells a story and every story paints a picture, about the artist and the message he or she wants to give