"Luminosity, open space and quick movements characterise Winifred Nicholson's paintings. Flowers on windowsills are a favourite subject, not only for their intrinsic beauty, or even their personalities, but above all for their living, transluscent colour".
Quoted from "Winifred Nicholson" by Christopher Andreae
I love Winifred Nicholson's flower paintings, because she perfectly captures that moment when you first look at flowers in a jug or jam jar, and you get a jolt at their beauty. They're perfectly calm, and perfectly beautiful, and it's a pure moment in a busy day.
I find art with a domestic theme powerful, and Winifred Nichoson's work had a mostly domestic feel to it. A painting of a bowl of flowers on a windowsill, affects me more than a painting expressing an artist's angst. It's not just a bowl of beauty, it can be more than that, a moment of clarity and realisation of our smallness, and how fleeting perfection is.
And you can read more about her, here.
I hope Winifred Nicholson's work gives you a bit of alternative sunshine, if that's what you're needing just now...................