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Paintings and Poems Evelyn Pugh

Paintings and Poems

Evelyn Pugh

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Paintings and Poems is a small collection of work which reflects the authors’ interest in nature, history, war, village life, childhood and contemporary life. Some of the poems have a Welsh context- others have been inspired by experiences whileMorePaintings and Poems is a small collection of work which reflects the authors’ interest in nature, history, war, village life, childhood and contemporary life. Some of the poems have a Welsh context- others have been inspired by experiences while working in Eastern Europe, or have more general themes.The poetry in Paintings and Poems is economical and precise, with much reliance on contrasts and powerful language to express a sense of ambiguity and contradictions which emerge from the poets view of nature, history and contemporary life.Using imagery from the poems, Evelyn Pughs vivid and striking watercolors illustrate the main themes. Her art reflects both the beauty and darkness of nature. The poem Cwm yr Eglwys, for example, comments on the destruction of a particular way of life. In Night Woods the dark painting of the woodland reveals both the trees and the entities which move through them, and the heavy dark vertical lines of the painting create the feeling of being in a deep and threatening wood. Vivid greys and blues illuminate In The Badlands. Night Fears is an ambiguous and striking insight into the fears of childhood.The botanical images and the flowers are detailed and colourful, and technically correct. Other watercolours reflect the beauty of nature, mountains and formal or ornamental gardens throughout rural Wales, especially in Pembrokeshire, Ceredigion and Powys.The illustrations are all from original works by Evelyn Pugh, which have been inspired by nature. Other images have been specifically created to illustrate some of the poems. All Evelyns paintings can be viewed at www.evelynpugh.co.uk. Contact [email protected] or [email protected]