Tilly and Ellen go travelling
While for the rest of us travelling overseas during a pandemic is a bit of a futuristic dream, a canvas print of Tilly and Ellen makes it’s way safely to the Netherlands.
Tilly and Ellen seems to be particularly popular - the original going to a mother separated from her daughter who lives in the UK. She also got a print of the painting so both of them can enjoy it despite the tyranny of distance!
Tilly and Ellen were also showcased to a Dutch classroom who had some lovely discussions about the subjects and who got a bit of a background glimpse into the making of this painting (including the mistakes that end up shaping a painting and making it unique!)
Tilly and Ellen is named after my great-grandmother Mathilde (Tilly) and my grandmother (Ellen). Neither of them are with us anymore but I’m glad to have been able to name a loving, maternal piece in honour of such special, inspiring, much loved women.