c.1969, watercolour on whatman paper
This is for a six-part serialization of Paul Gallico’s novel Mrs. 'Arris Goes to Paris for a popular women’s magazine. Before the advent of full colour television in 1969 women’s magazines were enormously popular in the UK. A magazine like Woman, would sell three and a half million copies a week. Their influential art directors competed to hire the freshest illustration talent of the time to illustrate all manner of content including exceptional short stories and serialisations.
The original painting art board is approximately 30 cm wide x 41 cm tall. The artwork is float mounted on to conservation grade mountboard and presented in a white wooden box frame glazed with anti-reflective glass.