Insole Court wisteria pastel self-portrait. An early pastel piece.

Back in the 1990’s I was still using pastel. I was plucking up the courage to use oils around this time. I was inspired by a wonderful wisteria tree outside Insole Court in Cardiff. Although it wasn’t in bloom, it was impressive.

A Grade II Listed Victorian Gothic mansion in Llandaff, Cardiff, Wales, built for wealthy businessman James Harvey Insole (1821 – 1901) and dating back to 1855, the Insole family lived on the site from 1856 to 1938.Insole Court – Wikipedia


Pastel on paper.

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