Here as promised is the market find of last Saturday, a Vernon Ward print, if you've not heard of him heres a little insight into him and some of the prints I have, and there are hundreds, if not thousands of them. I only get them from car boots, charity shops, jumble sales, I think the one on Saturday was the most expensive at two pounds!
Vernon Beauvoir Ward (1905-1985)
Vernon Ward was a 20th century English painter and commercial artist noted for his works of flowers, birds, harbour and seascapes(mostly Cornwall) and edwardian subjects, he lived most of his life in Hampstead, London, was the son of an art dealer and he trained at the Slade School of Art in London, his works have graced, jigsaws, greetings cards, placemats, chocolate boxes, tins anything really you can think of, you can find a Vernon Ward print on it.
I only started collecting them last year after reading an article in a magazine, I have only a few as seem to be hard to find and some amount to an awful lot of money, I'am not that serious about them, if I see one at a good price... great if they don't know anything about the artist, I did see one in a charity shop in Seaton of St Ives harbour which was lovely but didn't warrant the 26 quid price tag.
Here are the others, they all hang in different places in the house, as I have themed walls, all flower pictures together, boats together and so on, but more about that in the next post.
Pictures are so hard to photograph!
Bye for now