Mimosa Island

Category : Art, Art for Sale, News
Date : September 26, 2017
Mimosa Island

Last August my boyfriend brought me some mimosa seeds from Texas. I planted the seeds even though it really wasn’t the time of year to do it the way I did. Amazingly they lived through the winter barely surviving in a spot on a windowsill in my den.

Several times I thought they were about to die as the delicate little leaves were starting to turn yellow. But they survived and while I was carefully going through their ‘nursing’ period with them, I was subconsciously preparing a painting. Here they are still unfolding, breathing the air, reaching for the sky!I know that when they grow into trees, their beautiful pink flowers with be so vibrant just like this painting.

Ashes Are Burning

Ashes Are Burning


Original Art and Design by Annie Haslam
Exquisite Hand Printed, 100% silk scarf
Measures: 14" x 72"
Made in USA
Care: Dry clean. Preserve it flat in the provided black box.

The Magnolia Trail

Category : Art, Art for Sale, News
Date : September 14, 2017
The Magnolia Trail

THE MAGNOLIA TRAIL

When I get asked where I get the inspiration from for my paintings, I am never quite sure what to say. It seems that subconsciously I ‘take’ something in without actually knowing it, and then it somehow gets into my mind, heart and spirit and evolves into a representation for something that I had already seen OR sometimes in the case of my ‘Tsunami’ painting, painted an event before it happened. The Magnolia Trail represents my first date with Roy Wood in the mid 70’s, it took me a while to work this one out and only recently came to me.

Dick Plant who engineered our earlier Renaissance albums, was convinced that Roy and I should meet as were both single and a little ‘eccentric’. It tuned out he was right and we hit it off. We went in a foursome with Dick and Annie to Trader Vic’s in the Hilton, Park Lane, London, a Polynesian style restaurant with wonderful ambience and fabulous food. A night to remember particularly as we all had several of their special tropical drinks ‘The Scorpion’, made from white rum and juices etc., wow!!! PLUS the glasses were huge like goldfish bowls, and the drinks were adorned with white magnolia petals…well, we all ate the petals as well and laughed the night away. This was the same evening that we had gone to Hampstead Heath after the dinner to go to the fairground, but we were too late and there ‘was nobody there’.

As promised, the next morning I phoned Betty Thatcher about my date with Roy. From that conversation she was inspired to write ‘Trip to the Fair’ that we recorded for our album ‘Scheherazade and Other Stories’. A wonderful song telling the story of that first interesting and eventful night.

The Magnolia Trail came to me in the last few months, without any thought, it just appeared and it’s only now that it has fell into place what it is. Simply it is a glass bowl full of magnolia petals, but with a fabulous story to go with it!

Ashes Are Burning

Ashes Are Burning


Original Art and Design by Annie Haslam
Exquisite Hand Printed, 100% silk scarf
Measures: 14" x 72"
Made in USA
Care: Dry clean. Preserve it flat in the provided black box.


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