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Oil. 2007
I saw this little lady walking towards me as I was standing at a bus stop. She was tiny and had unusualy large feet. What she wore and how she hunched over as she walked stuck in my mind and so I did two or three sketches from memory. People have always fascinated me, the lives they may have lead and the ordinary day to day things they might be doing other than walking towards me on a rainy day.

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birds, figurative, oil, old, lady, woman

Vicky live and works in Edinburgh as a full-time artist. She lives with her husband, two daughters, two cats and a big old hound

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  • linaji
    linajiabout 6 years ago

    your work makes me smile and I love your tones… sending you a Bubble mail later..

  • lynzart
    lynzartabout 6 years ago

    Fabulous!

  • Jan Landers
    Jan Landersabout 6 years ago

    oh, she is wonderful…..reminds me of a friend’s grandma…..always feeding the birds…..i adore your work!!!

  • spoonfuloz
    spoonfulozabout 6 years ago

    she is the sweetest thing
    gentle soul oozes out of this for me

  • kathibook
    kathibookalmost 6 years ago

    My own personal definition of art is that it’s a reflection of how the artist views the world….I just adore how you see the world!! Honest, innocent, so real that at times it’s surreal, quirky, joyful and comfortable. Thank you for sharing such a talent.

  • catherine walker
    catherine walkerover 5 years ago

    So amazing ..I love this..she is brilliant ..!!!!
    your painting style and just how well you paint .. it amazes me!!

  • janpiller
    janpillerabout 5 years ago

    Well you know what they say about a “bird on the head”…. oh wait, that’s bird in the hand……

  • MagsWilliamson
    MagsWilliamsonalmost 5 years ago

    Love her, I think we’ve all seen an Ethel at some point, love your work!

  • Hi Mags, glad you like her…and my other pics! vix

    – vickymount

  • Colleen Sattler
    Colleen Sattlerover 4 years ago

    She is gorgeous! Love your work!

  • carol brandt
    carol brandtalmost 4 years ago

    love your portrait of the little old lady :)

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