Eric Ravilious was one of the most important British artists of his
generation. He is recognised as a distinguished water-colourist of scenic
and topographical talent, but also as a print maker, designer, engraver
and book illustrator whose range extended to furniture, glass, textiles
and pottery. He was also a War Artist, and lost his life when his plane
disappeared over Iceland in 1942. His circle included Paul Nash, Edward
Bawden and Helen Binyon. This lecture moves from south-west London
and Sussex to Bristol and Paris, and sets him among his contemporaries.
It includes illustrations from the wide variety of locations associated with
his work, showing a highly creative output which is both attractive and
Curator of museums and galleries in Eastbourne, Chelmsford and Durham; Deputy Director, Scottish Museums Council. Now a heritage consultant, and lecturer to a wide range of organisations including the National Galleries of Scotland and their Friends, and on cruises. Publications include articles in Apollo, The Burlington Magazine, Country Life and The Walpole Society’s Annual Volume; contributions to Allan Ramsay and the Search for Horace's Villa (2001), The Grand Tour and its influence (2008), Scots in London in the 18th Century: Patronage, Culture and Identity (2010), and numerous reviews. Her book A Chasm in Time: Scottish War Art and Artists of the TwentiethCentury (2014) won the Saltire Scottish History Book of the Year 2015.